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#166 BobSlob

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 14:58

I fail to see where the OP has failed to try the things suggested.
He said he had turned off celle

Sorry to say your wrong the OP has tried things suggested but the options are very limited and most people are continuing with the same stuff "Delete facebook, Change the phone and pay more for data!" all of which the OP is not willing to do and personally i dont see why someone should be forced to remove an app, pay more or switch phones because of a data cap which is too small. He asked for help and advise but so far all he's had is constant nagging that he should do all the three above, this forum is ment to be a tech site yet none of the responses have been very technical or good imo. Also why should the OP be forced to sell something his wife likes or to remove an app that millions of people use or pay more for data?

Think of it this way you have the internet your service provider has a cap what are your options if your going over that cap?
1. Install an adblocker - Not possible without rooting the phone the OP's wife does not want to do this though i admit it does the phone no harm.
2. Dont use the internet as much - OP is already using the wifi points as much as they can, could they use them more? Possibly.
3. Get a smaller computer - Im saying this because peopel keep saying change the phone i dont really see how the screen size eats more data, though i suppose it could be image loading im not sure.
4. Pay extra for the data - Seriously would you stay with an internet provider thats going to charge you more? No, i personally change providers and thats why im with Virgin internet because they leave me and my excessive downloading alone.

Anyway i could go on and on and on like the energizer rabbit but, im out of this thread now. Its upto the OP to decide what him and his wife want to do but there options are still limited with the options given.
1. Change the phone - Wife done's not want this
2. Pay more for data - Why should they?
3. Remove an app they use (forced)
4. Change networks
5. ? i dunno i can not be bothered to read though again and im watching tv.


He's already refused to root the phone to install ad blocking capabilities, so that's out. Facebook is using that data no matter what. YOU CANNOT GET AWAY FROM IT. Unwilling to root the phone he has 3 (count them, 1 2 3) options;
1) Don't use facebook
2) Get rid of the phone
3) Get more data (or pay the overages)

He's refused to do any of them... Something's got to give.


#167 Xoligy

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 17:32

He's already refused to root the phone to install ad blocking capabilities, so that's out. Facebook is using that data no matter what. YOU CANNOT GET AWAY FROM IT. Unwilling to root the phone he has 3 (count them, 1 2 3) options;
1) Don't use facebook
2) Get rid of the phone
3) Get more data (or pay the overages)

He's refused to do any of them... Something's got to give.


I know he's said his wife does not want to root the phone i said that in my post your obviously not reading anything also there are four options not three.
1. Remove facebook - again why should someone be forced to do this?
2. Change the phone - again why should someone be forced to do this? Its means they lose money!
3. Buy extra data - Again why should someone be forced to do this? They can not get "more" data because o2 is limited to 500mb on ALL P&G tariffs!
4. Change network - Look there is a forth option o2 use to be good with tariffs now they are not so good and people are jumping ship to giffgaff.

Sorry to say but every day this site gets worse and worse, people have choices and one of them is to continue looking for a good solution if you dont like that choice then you have a two choices one you already picked which is to argue with the OP and then you have leave the thread and thats what im doing now seeing as its just a troll fest.

#168 Nick H.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:13

I really wish people would read through the thread. The OP has clearly stated that getting rid of Facebook is not a solution! And I agree with him, that is not a solution for everyone, even if you do not like to use Facebook. Either suggest something useful or leave it alone.

#169 witalit

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:30

Times do change ya know. For example, 512mb of ram may have been acceptable back when you were using a P4 system, but it sure doesn't work now. Likewise, lowend, budget data plans may have been workable years ago with dumbphones that could barely web browse, but they don't fit in todays devices(especially HIGH END devices).

Also, your whole "i want to be cheap and pair a super budget data plan with a high end phone" thing reminds me of those people who do rather dumb things like buying a high end $350+ video card, then pairing it up with a $50 cpu.


This is exactly how I feel. The OP is asking for a solution, has had some good suggestions but still after 12 pages this thread goes on.

What tariff is your wife currently on? Maybe its not suited for her current phone + apps downloading data.

I don't think changing tariff with a more suitable data package is that drastic and not feasible? You first stated your wife was thinking of selling her phone due to this 'high' data usage, thats pretty OTT.

I'm on 3 so I haven't been one to worry about my data usage its unlimited for a very reasonable price. I just checked my usage - Since May 2012 I have received 28.6GB.

I would think there would cause for concern if your wifes phone was fine once month then this issue started to occur randomly. As she changed phone though who knows what the S3 wants to download, maybe your wifes FB activity is a lot more and she receives many more notifications.. who knows.

#170 BobSlob

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:53

I know he's said his wife does not want to root the phone i said that in my post your obviously not reading anything also there are four options not three.
1. Remove facebook - again why should someone be forced to do this?
2. Change the phone - again why should someone be forced to do this? Its means they lose money!
3. Buy extra data - Again why should someone be forced to do this? They can not get "more" data because o2 is limited to 500mb on ALL P&G tariffs!
4. Change network - Look there is a forth option o2 use to be good with tariffs now they are not so good and people are jumping ship to giffgaff.

Sorry to say but every day this site gets worse and worse, people have choices and one of them is to continue looking for a good solution if you dont like that choice then you have a two choices one you already picked which is to argue with the OP and then you have leave the thread and thats what im doing now seeing as its just a troll fest.


I never said you didn't say that.... I was agreeing with you... a novel concept for you I suppose.

Your other points are retarded though... the fact of the matter is that the SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 and the ANDROID FACEBOOK APP are using (TOO MUCH) DATA. There is absolutely nothing anyone here can do about that. I guess you could friend Zuckerberg and ask him to re-write the app, sure.

This plays out in the three scenarios I've already listed... but I'll do it again so you understand;
a) Get rid of Facebook -> End-state: No more overages on data
b) Get rid of Phone -> End-state: No more overages on data as the iPhone 3GS uses way less data (supposedly)
c) Get more data -> End-state: No more overages on data (This can be done one of two ways, through the existing carrier, or switching). Assuming the OP got the phone on a contract and didn't pay outright for it, cancellation fees will be more than the slight increase in data fees.

The OP has refused to do any of the three scenarios.. none. They are the only possible outcomes to this issue. I don't understand why this is so hard to understand.

There is nothing you can do to stop the amount of data Facebook uses, it's a media intensive app.

#171 Xoligy

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:10

I never said you didn't say that.... I was agreeing with you... a novel concept for you I suppose.

Your other points are retarded though... the fact of the matter is that the SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 and the ANDROID FACEBOOK APP are using (TOO MUCH) DATA. There is absolutely nothing anyone here can do about that. I guess you could friend Zuckerberg and ask him to re-write the app, sure.

This plays out in the three scenarios I've already listed... but I'll do it again so you understand;
a) Get rid of Facebook -> End-state: No more overages on data
b) Get rid of Phone -> End-state: No more overages on data as the iPhone 3GS uses way less data (supposedly)
c) Get more data -> End-state: No more overages on data (This can be done one of two ways, through the existing carrier, or switching). Assuming the OP got the phone on a contract and didn't pay outright for it, cancellation fees will be more than the slight increase in data fees.

The OP has refused to do any of the three scenarios.. none. They are the only possible outcomes to this issue. I don't understand why this is so hard to understand.

There is nothing you can do to stop the amount of data Facebook uses, it's a media intensive app.


Thank you for making it obvious that you can not read the Global Mod has already said post useful solutions and your still ranting and raving on, also just to point out a few things to you because you like to act smart.

1. Op is on pay and go
2. Op said that giffgaff looked good

So as you can see there is no contract to pay off and the op did not decline everything. I shall now ask the Mod to close this because there are no more useful solutions and you just seem to be getting angry :rolleyes:

Ps there is NO need to TYPE like THIS!

I really wish people would read through the thread. The OP has clearly stated that getting rid of Facebook is not a solution! And I agree with him, that is not a solution for everyone, even if you do not like to use Facebook. Either suggest something useful or leave it alone.



#172 BobSlob

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:17

Thank you for making it obvious that you can not read the Global Mod has already said post useful solutions and your still ranting and raving on, also just to point out a few things to you because you like to act smart.

1. Op is on pay and go
2. Op said that giffgaff looked good

So as you can see there is no contract to pay off and the op did not decline everything. I shall now ask the Mod to close this because there are no more useful solutions and you just seem to be getting angry :rolleyes:

Ps there is NO need to TYPE like THIS!


Thought you were done with this thread? Guess not.

#173 Xoligy

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:20

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#174 BobSlob

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:22

I guess you're done with any sort of intelligent conversation... I'll chalk this up to a BobSlob win!

#175 Xoligy

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:24

No point in an intelligent conversation it would just confuse you, now havea good day im out of this thread, the mod will soon delete these responses anyhow. Ps blocked ;)

#176 Nick H.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:29

You're now just bickering between yourselves. If the OP feels that his question hasn't been properly resolved then he can PM a mod and we can discuss reopening the thread. In the meantime...

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