12-01-2012, 12:34 PM #1
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I average about 70-80 MB per month when i was on android. This month im at 160 MB and i started 10 days into the month.
I suspect that I am using LTE/4G even when there is wifi and it is not switching over. I am able to tell with android because i have the 3G watchdog app. and it alarms me if i get close to my 200MB limit.
1. is it possible to check which data its using wi-fi or LTE when both is available ?
2. Is it possible to limit the LTE/4G to only emails that are less than XX Kb so that it not downloading when im travelling to and from destinatoin
3. is it possible to control which apps can utilize the LTE/4G
- 12-01-2012, 12:59 PM #3
Also consider that in the beginning that we're likely to use more, as we play with our phones, set them up, discover new features, don't realize what may be using data when we could be switching to wifi, downloading apps, downloading maps, downloading music...... Just a few thoughts.....
12-01-2012, 01:08 PM #4
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Sounds like you have some background apps or something (lots of email/MMS?) going on. I used less than 200 MB in 3 weeks and that was me actively taking care to not download apps over cell, limited browsing, etc. I went with AT&Ts GoPhone 65/mo plan that included 1 GB of data so I wanted to take it easy the first month as I got used to the phone.
To answer your questions though, no there is no way to control if the apps can only use WiFi and not use LTE - at least none that I am aware of.
- 12-01-2012, 01:38 PM #5
I used up 300 MB in 2 days. But then again, not complaining because I love to do stuff on my WP than Android more. Android never got me glued to the screen for "real" smartphone use other than adding/removing widgets or themes to make it look perfect!
What might help is in settings - turning off all data related stuff and switching it on app by app basis. I know it might look tedious at first but it generally is the way you use than what you use that eats up data.
- 12-01-2012, 09:45 PM #7
For #2 and #3, there isn't a matching functionality as there is on Droids to limit the email size to XX bytes and/or not download the attechment if it's larger than XX bytes. For those with limited data plans, these are sorely missed features Windows Phone users don't have today that were commonplace on Droids.
Under settings for the Data Sense app, you can set a limit and it will attempt to limit usage over your cellular network and become inceasingly aggressive (popping warnings and encoruaging you to get to a wifi location) as you get nearer to your configured limit. But that doesn't allow to fine-tune the amount of content your mail will download from the Phone like you're used to.
I hope that helps.
- 12-01-2012, 11:35 PM #11
Just some random comments:
Data Sense is currently a VZW exclusive.
Aside from live tiles, check background tasks in the applications section of the phone settings.
WiFi won't always automatically switch or notify you if available networks. You'll need to check the settings for that. Any saved network will be connected to if the SSID is broadcasting and WiFi is turned on. If the SSID is bot, you may not connect unless you've specified in the settings.
- 12-02-2012, 06:44 AM #13
12-13-2012, 03:22 PM #14
- 12 Posts
I used over 9GB in a month - according to DataSense over 8.5GB on a POP3 email address although I had 500MB on another POP3 address. Funny thing is - both mail accounts have an email size limit of 10MB...............Is it trying to download all headers each time it syncs?
So I don't know what it's doing when it connects to POP3 accounts but whatever it does seems to suck down data.
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