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#106 OP Technique

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 18:03

The app is My Data Manager available for both platforms.


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




#107 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 19:11

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

#108 OP Technique

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 16:40

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?

#109 MurkWorks

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 16:46

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


Because of ads that are displayed in the game.

#110 ashpowell

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 16:46

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

#111 macmax

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 16:48

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

#112 Xoligy

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 17:06

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! (£3 = 100mb, £6 = 500mb, £10 = 1gb)

Personally though i would just change companies. I moved to Giffgaff and they have unlimited data as long as you dont abuse it and use it for tethering your laptop too and i dont normally use these links but i could use the extra credit :p lol

http://giffgaff.com/...iliate/sidley83

Im guessing this is your current plan (o2):
£10-15: Get unlimited texts, plus 500MB of web and Wi-Fi

Giffgaff:
£10: For only £10 get 250 UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and 1 GB Internet for one month. Plus, you will still benefit from our free giffgaff to giffgaff calls and texts on top of that.
£12: For only £12 get 250 UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and unlimited mobile Internet for one month. Plus, you will still benefit from our free giffgaff to giffgaff calls and texts on top of that.
£15: For only £15 get 400 UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and unlimited mobile Internet for one month. Plus you will still benefit from our free giffgaff to giffgaff calls and texts on top of that.

Goodybags differ from credit just so you know, you buy £10 credit then the goodybag, you top up credit when needed and rebuy the bag everymonth for the benefits which imo are better than o2. They also use the o2 network so the phone will be fine (you may get a rep that says different though, ignore them they are morons and just trying to keep you as a customer).

Att Mods: I dont normally post ref links, but like i said im sort on credit and understand if it gets removed :(

#113 neo158

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 18:09

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.

#114 Growled

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 00:51

Because of ads that are displayed in the game.


Does adblock stop that?

#115 +Chris123NT

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:58

Does adblock stop that?

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

#116 OP Technique

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:12

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...

#117 Xoligy

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:26

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!)

Edit:
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.gif...orum/ct-p/Forum believe thats right link. They are normally pretty quick on the answers :)

#118 ~Neowin~

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:54

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

+1

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

#119 +Brando212

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 16:16

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

#120 Sandor

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 16:23

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


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