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With Android, apps still run in the background even when you come out of them, so chances are the ebay app hadn't been opened for quite a while and had a bit of updating content to do, and ebay is lots of images

Maybe install a task killer if background apps are eating data, I like "Advanced Task Manager"

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Turn off the FB Auto refresh. Turn of Chat avaliability. Turn off Auto-sync (set it to manual). And if she has friends that posts pictures all the time, she is technically downloading them.

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So she ran it today as she was at work. Not a true reflection though as she had to come home at dinner time ill.

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She used Facebook through the stock browser & not Opera Mini today.

With eBay - she opened that by mistake. That's all she did though - hit the icon. She didn't search or go through anything within eBay & it used 1MB. Quite a bit for just opening i'd have thought.

For comparison, i was on mine (iPhone 4S) in the doctors waiting room for about 30 minutes:

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EDIT: She doesn't know what this News Daemon is though.

Is that app for iphone? what app is that?

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What provider are you with, i have not read all the thread so apoligies if already mentioned

the reason i ask is i am with tmobile i have 1.5gb data but that is ONLY doanload

Gerneral browsing and facebook etc does not count towards this

in saying that since 1st december i have used 25mb on facebook and i am on it every days

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You can see the O2 in the screenshots...

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The app is My Data Manager available for both platforms.

EDIT: She doesn't know what this News Daemon is though.

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The 5 or so MB used today looks good! 30*5 = 150 = plenty of leeway there :)

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Was up to 15MB yesterday.

She's just text me to say that she played 1 round of Angry Birds & her usage went up 2MB.

Why is playing Angry Birds pushing her mobile data up by anything, never mind 2MB?

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Why is playing Angry Birds pushing her mobile data up by anything, never mind 2MB?

Because of ads that are displayed in the game.

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Ads probably. the usage you're talking about really isn't bad. 15mb in one day is nothing.

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Can both of you switch mobiles for a month & check the usage?

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Hi technique, from what i can tell your daughter is on o2 pay and go in the uk and you are struggling with the cap they give though you do have some options which ofc are to pay o2 more money unfortunately for a data top up! (

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I apologise if this has been mentioned already but have you tried setting a data limit, the GS3 has ICS, JB if you have the update on it which gives you the ability to set data limits through the Data Usage Settings.

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Because of ads that are displayed in the game.

Does adblock stop that?

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Does adblock stop that?

Adblock on the S3 only works on Wifi, unless you're rooted, then it works on mobile data as well.

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And as mentioned before - she wont root the phone. If it was mine, i would root it, but it's not mine & she wont root.

That GiffGaff offer sounds very good. SOUNDS being the keyword. I'm sceptical though as if it sounds good it usually isn't.

It's the exact same as what i get now, except more texts (wont use them) & more data (wont use it, but just in case i do, it's handy). I get minutes though which would be a bonus.

I just wonder if the GiffGaff setup would use up data much faster so that 1GB with GiffGaff may be like 250mb with o2???

Also i believe they operate on the o2 network, but i wonder how accurate that is - would i get EXACTLY the same reception on BOTH 2G -AND- 3G with GiffGaff as i do with o2? If so then it's a winner, but if not...

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Data is data, i dont see how they can manipulate it so that your using a larger portion myself plus im sure some savvy user would notice this if they did somehow manipulate it.

I know my friends use them and upload images and stuff from there mobiles to facebook and instagram never heard them complain if im honest. As for the coverage i can check later today as im travelling and will be in the sticks (country) there is limited coverage where i am but im pretty sure i had a signal in the same places i use to (brothers bedroom and across the road in the pub/home was always sketchy!)

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Will post tomorrow on the service where i am like i said limited coverage in the area i am plus after travelling i wount feel like using a computer

Oh and yes forgot to say GiffGaff is a community driven support, so check out the forums if you have any questions: http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Forum/ct-p/Forum believe thats right link. They are normally pretty quick on the answers :)

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Lol any phone in its class will have a screen of similar or greater spec as pretty much every phone has a 720p screen.

Unless you go for cheap low end handsets..

I'd recommend she uses opera mini to browse and contact the operator to use their image compressing proxy services (they often implement a server that compresses images more to reduce data usage at the expense of image quality) so you can benefit from the savings on other apps

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Give a try with Opera mini browser in turbo mode which compresses the browsing data.

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And as mentioned before - she wont root the phone. If it was mine, i would root it, but it's not mine & she wont root.

That GiffGaff offer sounds very good. SOUNDS being the keyword. I'm sceptical though as if it sounds good it usually isn't.

It's the exact same as what i get now, except more texts (wont use them) & more data (wont use it, but just in case i do, it's handy). I get minutes though which would be a bonus.

I just wonder if the GiffGaff setup would use up data much faster so that 1GB with GiffGaff may be like 250mb with o2???

Also i believe they operate on the o2 network, but i wonder how accurate that is - would i get EXACTLY the same reception on BOTH 2G -AND- 3G with GiffGaff as i do with o2? If so then it's a winner, but if not...

sounds like GiffGaff is the UK version of StraightTalk which uses the AT&T networks here in the States, if that's the case then yes, the signal should be exactly the same

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And please give me a good credible argument as to why?

My post, number 67, gives you the only argument needed.

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clown phone from Apple.

I don't want to get into Android vs iPhone debates as quite frankly, they bored me at the start & they bore me now

but define a "clown phone", considering that the iPhone & the Galaxy S3 are arguable 2 of the most top end phones you can buy.

clown phone from Apple.

I don't want to get into Android vs iPhone debates as quite frankly, they bored me at the start & they bore me now

but define a "clown phone", considering that the iPhone & the Galaxy S3 are arguable 2 of the most top end phones you can buy.

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Giffgaffs parent company is Telefonica same as O2

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Signal is same on my giffgaff and my brothers mobile in the same areas he's on o2 we checked in the local pubs, where else were we going to conduct testing :p

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And as mentioned before - she wont root the phone. If it was mine, i would root it, but it's not mine & she wont root.

Why not? If needed (for whatever weird reason that might be), you can always unroot.

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500mb should be enough when you are covered by wifi most of the time (at work and at home). Facebook loads pictures as you scroll. You can also scroll them horizontally so it downloads even those you don't see. I believe that's why it uses so much data while you use it (with background sync disabled).

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