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Topic # 89444 2-Sep-2011 12:27 Send private message

I have a 500MB plan with Telecom New Zealand, and before using Windows Phone 7 I had a Windows Mobile 6.5 device.

I don't have push email enabled, and only manually update it early in the morning and a couple of times a week in the evening when I am out.

I don't have my Facebook account loaded anymore because I don't really need all the contacts there, and most of my short updates go to Twitter.

I do have a Twitter client, which again is manually updated, and only when I am out.

Interestingly enough though I am always getting closer to the 500MB limit, more than ever before. I have the location update turned off, and all Marketplace actions are done over WiFi at home or when plugged to my PC.

With Windows Phone Mango I suspect I would need to actually bump the plan to the next level.

Is anyone else seeing this?

 
 




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  Reply # 515656 2-Sep-2011 12:50 Send private message

 I apologise if this if off topic but  I haven't seen this referred to anywhere else. looking at the Telecom website the 500mb plan doesnot appear to be offered anymore. It appears to be now $30.00 for 750mb. I wonder if they are seeing increasing usage amounts by smart phone users.



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  Reply # 515657 2-Sep-2011 12:54 Send private message

Good stuff. I didn't know that. The problem is that their new plans don't have the automatic double option for the same price once you use your allowance...




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  Reply # 515715 2-Sep-2011 14:17 Send private message

What make/model is the phone? I think I've seen people complaining about HTC and LG apps using excessive data.

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  Reply # 515719 2-Sep-2011 14:18 Send private message

It seems very high compared to my android phone doing pretty much the same thing in 50-100mb a month (plus I have push mail turned on).

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  Reply # 515722 2-Sep-2011 14:24 Send private message

Might want to change some of these settings:

- Settings > Phone Update > Uncheck "Use my cellular data connection to check for updates"
- Settings > Feedback > Uncheck "Use my cellular data connection to send feedback."
- Settings > Applications > Pictures + Camera > Turn off automatic picture uploading


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  Reply # 515732 2-Sep-2011 14:39 Send private message

Haven't MS just been sued for their Win7 phones collecting and sending location data, even though the customer have opted out of that service? Makes me wonder what else is running in the background invisibly.





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  Reply # 515735 2-Sep-2011 14:42 Send private message

Ragnor: Might want to change some of these settings:

- Settings > Phone Update > Uncheck "Use my cellular data connection to check for updates"
- Settings > Feedback > Uncheck "Use my cellular data connection to send feedback."
- Settings > Applications > Pictures + Camera > Turn off automatic picture uploading



Thanks but those are all off, since day one.

It's the LG Optimus 7...

I have actually turned off the mobile data connection now and will see how it goes during the weekend.
 




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  Reply # 520024 12-Sep-2011 15:27 Send private message

Have you had any more issues with your data use since the above update? I'm guessing the setting used would nip it in the bud :)

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  Reply # 520148 12-Sep-2011 20:16 Send private message

I have abnormally high usage as well. I'm using all the same features as my old iPhone and I'm chewing 1.5x more data.

All of the above unchecked, email every hour for me, FB and Twitter manual.




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  Reply # 520163 12-Sep-2011 20:45 Send private message

I am a heavy user of Data with work exchange account configured and hotmail as push email setup. lots of facebook, tweeting and internet explorer usage. Have done 340MB/480MB monthly allowance on XT with 7 more days to go.




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  Reply # 520173 12-Sep-2011 21:15 Send private message

i am bumping between 100mb and 200mb per month on my htc trophy. i do have push email enabled, am running facebook and twitter clients, have a few 'live tiles' on the front screen. not sure how you're getting to 500mb, unless you're doing a lot of web surfing or browsing online maps?




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