How to prevent data-mining
Saturday 18th of February 2012
How Much Data Does The Captivate Use
Thursday 30th of December 2010
So I just switched from a Blackberry to this phone. I barely used up any data on my blackberry out of the 500 mb plan I have. Now I shot up to like 200-300 since I got my samsung captivate which was like a few days ago, could I have really been using that much data ( this and the previous blackberry) ? Does captivate use alot of data and for what? ( I like to leave msn talk running) Please tell me how much data the Android uses and for what, this is really concerning me because if it uses too much since I only have 500 mb I may have to switch back to blackberry. Thanks
posted on: Samsung Captivate
Straighttalk has throttled me and I didnt know it
Tuesday 16th of April 2013
Hello, newbie here. I posted a question the other day on why my android ST Galaxy Showcase is only getting .26 mbps. I then emailed ST and I got a call just not from them. He said that they have slowed down my data because I am using too much! I told him I dont download anything, play any games, download music. I do listen to Pandora but not every day and Im on Facebook. When I said Facebook he asked if I log off when im done. I said no. (why would you ?) He said if I dont then Facebook is always running, hence that is why I was throttled. My question is this. I can get on Facebook and then when done I just hit the back button to go back to my main page. However, I also go to Applications, then Task Manager , then running apps and Facebook is not there because Im not on it. Isnt this good enough ? I told the ST rep that but he said no, I still have to log off of Facebook. That doesnt sound right. I now have to wait an entire month for a new service card to be installed. Then he said it would take an additional 24 hours to have my data sped back up....
posted on: Straight Talk
Android App Review: Theme Chooser Themes
Tuesday 11th of October 2011
I'm a bit of a themaholic. It's not the same as a flashaholic (although Iam one of those, too), but it's in the same vein. Up until now, I had to really search for good CM7 themes, but with the discovery of this app, I'm sure my problem is only going to get much, much worse.Theme Chooser Themes is a CM7 theme collector/list that displays not only themes that are in the Market, but also themes that are on XDA. They're color coordinated by price, with green being free, blue meaning there's freeand paid versions, and red being paid.You can also filter the themes by free, free/paid, paid, by a developer, and screen size support. You can also search for themes using the theme's name, a description of the theme, or the developer's name.If I had any complaints, it'd be screenshot previews of the theme before you get redirected to the Android Market or XDA, but I'm not sure how time consuming and/or data intensive that would be. Still, it's something I'd like to see in the future.Theme Chooser Themes comes is ad-supported normally, but if you
posted on: Software Reviews
Hampton Roads data speeds
Saturday 01st of December 2012
Has anyone seen much faster speeds lately? I'm getting 8-10 down and 2-3 up, where I'd been lucky to hit 3 down on HSPA. Maybe LTE is not too far off? Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
posted on: at&t
Verizon's New Data Plans & Unlimited Grandfathered Reaffirmed in Training Doc Leak - Page 3
Thursday 23rd of June 2011
We have a family rate plan--my Droid is using the unlimited data plan, but the POS Samsung Rogue (should have known better) is just a featurephone and on a very small plan (which is almost so small as to be nearly unusable). Wondering if I should bite the bullet and bump up the data plan, since we plan on upgrading that to some variety of Android phone later this year. I'm sure they would let us bump up our data plan no matter which phone we have. It really would not be too much extra, considering what they are reaming us for the tiny data plan on the Rogue.Those new tiers suck BTW...they claim 34MB/hour for streaming music. So if I take a trip out to the east coast for a week, streaming Pandora radio the whole time, I'd eat up quite a bit of data (at the 10GB level). Granted I can (and do) use WiFi when I'm near a signal but otherwise, it just looks like more typical Verizon nickel-and-diming customers. I'm going to be shopping the competition when my contract is up, but to be honest, the others out there are not much better. Sprint has their free mobile-to-mobile (any carrier, not
posted on: Android News
Data traffic enabled only when using 3G or WiFi, possible?
Wednesday 03rd of August 2011
Hello guysI have recently bought an HTC Wildfire S that ships with Android 2.3 installed on it. I have a question about disabling internet traffic for specific networks.Is it possible to enable internet traffic for 3G and WiFi but keep it disabled when the device tries to use EDGE? I have some widgets about the weather in my area, Facebook notification notifier, etc... which require an internet connection. Because my 3G range is not really optimal in some area's and WiFi is not always an option, my phone changes to EDGE to keep the apps that require an internet connection updated... but EDGE costs money (too much for just keeping the apps up-to-date imo). So thats why I want to know if it is possible to disable EDGE (and anything else that costs money).
posted on: Android Lounge
Android Forums - View Single Post - Verizon Target Employees
Saturday 02nd of October 2010
I don't work at Target so can't help with those specific details but I do get a 20% discount through my employer. It is applied to voice AND data, they each get the discount which is nice.How much texting is your mom going to do? You may be better off getting Google Voice and using that for yourself (free texting) and either paying a per text fee (.20 for or .25 for mms) or maybe the $5. text plan (250) for your mom. I have five lines on my family plan, three are Androids with no text plan and GV, one has the $5 text plan and one never uses texts at all. I only pay $5 and three lines have unlimited texting thanks to GV. It may just be a good option for you too.
posted on: Android Lounge
Galaxy S4 Android OS using too much data. HELP
Tuesday 25th of June 2013
Hey over the past two months I have had my phone almost exclusively connected to my WiFi network but lately I have noticed that it is chewing data. From June 1st to the 26th it used literally 21.91 GIGABYTES of data. That is way too much and I am horribly unhappy with that. I wouldnt mind like 1-4 gigs but that much means that it uses nearly a quarter of my homes WiFi data. Please help me understand how to fix this!
posted on: Samsung Galaxy S4
Google Reportedly Planning Opt-In 'Mobile Meter' App That Will Reward Users For Sharing Mobile Usage Stats
Monday 14th of October 2013
If you're the sort who already worries Google has too much of your personal information, this is not for you. For everyone else, Google is reportedly developing a new opt-in data collection service that will reward users for passing additional mobile usage data back to Mountain View. The so-called Mobile Meter app is expected to come to both Android and iOS. Android already provides Google with various bits of data like location and search activity. Mobile Meter would presumably go much farther, perhaps monitoring which sites you visit and which apps you're using. The data would anonymized and fed into the Google machine that it my better understand us. It isn't clear what kind of reward users would get for playing along – maybe Google Play credit or Wallet funds? Whatever it is, Google's going to have to make it pretty sweet to get people on-board. [Engadget] Tags:appsdatadata collectionGoogleservices
posted on: Samsung Galaxy S4