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Topic # 159788 12-Dec-2014 16:34
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Using the facebook app on Spark 4G when I click on a link that takes me to a web page I often get a message "standard data charges will apply". No other app shows this. Any idea how to disable it?




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  Reply # 1196424 12-Dec-2014 16:44
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Maybe this is happening because when you browse Facebook, you're using the new 1GB social data, but when you leave Facebook to view a link, it uses your standard data allowance, so the message is just warning you. Otherwise people might not realise that external sites from Facebook aren't eligible to use Social data for. 

I *think* this is what it is, my friend showed me this on their Spark iPhone.



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  Reply # 1196426 12-Dec-2014 16:47
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Sounds right, but how do you disable it?




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You can't disable it.

Free social media is just a dumb idea. Promoting "free Facebook" when a large % of content is merely links to other sites is just crazy.
 


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  Reply # 1196448 12-Dec-2014 17:31
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sbiddle:

 

You can't disable it.

Free social media is just a dumb idea. Promoting "free Facebook" when a large % of content is merely links to other sites is just crazy.
 

 



It's kind of weird, but there's nothing to lose by having it. All my friends on Spark love the social data. Although I do think there should be a way to disable the warnings.

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  Reply # 1196466 12-Dec-2014 17:44
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sbiddle:

 

You can't disable it.

Free social media is just a dumb idea. Promoting "free Facebook" when a large % of content is merely links to other sites is just crazy.
 

 



agreed..

now if they would include steam messenger in it, ild be excited!


Phone mainly stays on wireless, over 3G in 1 month over 600MB in steam, thats just textual chats and loading the profile pictures and such.




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  Reply # 1196487 12-Dec-2014 18:12
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hio77: Phone mainly stays on wireless, over 3G in 1 month over 600MB in steam, thats just textual chats and loading the profile pictures and such.

Steam must be *incredibly* inefficient if you're using 600 MB for text chats. I used to text chat when data was $10/MB and rarely paid more than $20/month in data charges. Obviously there are more people to talk to now, and it's much quicker to type on a modern phone, but that's still two orders of magnitude difference.

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  Reply # 1196491 12-Dec-2014 18:19
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hio77: Phone mainly stays on wireless, over 3G in 1 month over 600MB in steam, thats just textual chats and loading the profile pictures and such.

Steam must be *incredibly* inefficient if you're using 600 MB for text chats. I used to text chat when data was $10/MB and rarely paid more than $20/month in data charges. Obviously there are more people doing it now, and it's much quicker to type on a modern phone, but that's still two orders of magnitude difference.


it is horribly inefficient, but to be fair... i use it alot by choice - i have no problem with paying for extra data to do it..

a test i ran earlier in the month, used facebook for the daily chat i generally have to go through that much data..

by the end of the about 5 hour period i was out that day i had used 5mb on steam and 3mb on facebook. steam was a background app for 99% of the time, only receiving and sending maybe 5 messages total.


On a heavy day of using steam, can easily be looking at 20+mb just in text chat... i was totally amazed when my habits changed recently and i saw the data usage warning pop up! 




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