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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gentle Jesus, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Gentle Jesus

    Gentle Jesus Newbie
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    I just get my Xperia X10 and need to know a few questions about the data usage.

    I am orange Dolphin 15 plan I get 250mb of internet usage per month.

    If I am at home using wifi does that use 250mb which I am allowed each month ?

    I use facebook and the auto update timescape thing. How much MB will that use ?

    Will I only be able to use timescape with 3g or can I use 2g to get updates aswell ?

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  2. MrWomble

    MrWomble Android Expert


    the 250mb is ONLY when running 2g/3g connection, NOT wifi

    As an examble last month i had wifi on for all my permanent stuff at home

    all 3g updates for twitter etc used about 200mb
  3. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert

    I would suggest you keep wifi on at all times when it is available, otherwise any apps connecting to the internet will use your data
  4. Gentle Jesus

    Gentle Jesus Newbie
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    Thanks guys

    any good apps to monitor data usage ?
  5. MrWomble

    MrWomble Android Expert

    Personally i use - 3G WATCHDOG
  6. CuBz

    CuBz Android Expert

    +1 but I don't use it as I have a 3GB data plan, and I've only ever gone over it once in nearly 2 years, which was when I didn't have broadband at home, so I was using tether apps
  7. MrWomble

    MrWomble Android Expert

    hahaha so do i but its neice to see how and where i use data when not connected to wifi

    simply cos i can
  8. Gentle Jesus

    Gentle Jesus Newbie
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    ha thanks guys again :D

    im new to all this android stuff so yea just hope I dont go over my 250mb usage on the first month haha

    I dont think I will have many apps anyways but only time will tell.

    Also is there a way to set timescape so that I can manually update it on my own instead of every 15mins or 30 mins etc cos i only use it for facebook ?
  9. allbutlost

    allbutlost Well-Known Member

    Why bother with Timescape at all if you only use it for facebook? I don't see the point. Just use Facebook for Android (download it from the market even if you already have it -- I found the one my X10 came with was actually out of date even though the version number appeared to be up to date. I re-downloaded it and got better features).

    I use a data counter called... Data Counter o_O It works just fine, it monitors both my 3g usage and my wifi usage (even though I don't really need it to monitor my wifi usage, but it's nice to be able to see what I -would- have used had I used 3g) and puts them in separate categories, and then counts everything by day / week / month / total.

    Since installing the app maybe three weeks ago, I've only used something like 180 megs, and I did a lot of surfing PLUS I tethered it one day to my netbook and surfed the net that way for a couple of hours .. I'm kinda disappointed in myself, because I have a 6 gig dataplan, obviously I have to kick my data consumption up a bit :D rofl. Time to do more tethering.

    That being said, every time I put my phone away, I turn off 3g, so I don't have anything polling the 3g network / pulling data while I'm not looking.
  10. Profile7

    Profile7 Newbie

    I use Call Meter NG. It's free and monitors the usage of calls, SMS and Data with lots of different features to suit your billing mode. It works a treat.
  11. Gentle Jesus

    Gentle Jesus Newbie
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