1. ncinsguy's Avatar
    Please let me know if this is true or not. I switched to Cricket from Virgin Mobile so I could go back to Windows with the 1320. In my 1st month with them I went over my 2.5 GB of data with about a week left in the month. In five years with VM I can count on one hand the times I went over 1.5 GB with them. Checking my data usage on Cricket's website I see 1-3 entries per day detailing my usage, some with very large amounts of data. Cricket CS tells me that my device uses their network first and Wi-Fi 2nd. So in other words when I'm at home and connected to my home wi-fi the device will use Cricket's data even though it's connected to my Wifi. To fix this they told me I have to manually disable data from their network when I don't want to use it. Now this makes no sense to me since the 3 Android phones I've had did not do this once I connected to Wi-Fi the carrier's data was disabled. I think there must be a setting on the phone that must wrong that is keeping this from happening other that what Cricket CS told me. The way they explained it to me Wi-fi is useless because their data would be used regardless if it's connect or not. Can someone please enlighten me on this subject?
    10-03-2014 09:48 PM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    What? Windows Phone prioritizes Wi-Fi data over cellular data, unless your Wi-Fi signal is extremely weak or doesn't throw internet access at you at all.

    Try going into settings>cellular+SIM then toggling "don't use cellular data" under "For limited Wi-Fi connectivity."

    Take not that I'm assuming you're on 8.1.
    10-03-2014 10:05 PM
  3. Ordeith's Avatar
    WP does tend to use a bit of data to get set up initially. It will be interesting to see what month 2 brings.
    I have a 1020 on cricket and my data usage matched my T-Mobile usage from before the switch pretty much. I haven't seen any surprises.
    10-03-2014 10:09 PM
  4. ncinsguy's Avatar
    I'm using Windows 8, no cyan update yet. Most of the time I'm connected to Wifi either at home or my office. There are entries in the list at 6am for 200 mb or more and I was asleep at that time and at home connected to wifi.
    Last edited by ncinsguy; 10-04-2014 at 05:58 AM.
    10-04-2014 05:19 AM
  5. ncinsguy's Avatar
    646 mb of data used after 3 days
    10-04-2014 10:10 PM
  6. Ordeith's Avatar
    Do you have data sense? Can you determine which app is responsible?
    10-05-2014 11:32 AM
  7. ncinsguy's Avatar
    I don't have that...where can I get it? I didn't see it in the store.
    Do you have data sense? Can you determine which app is responsible?
    10-05-2014 12:25 PM
  8. Ordeith's Avatar
    If you have it you would find it in settings.
    I know ATT disabled the feature on their phones, I don't know if that policy extended to their cricket branded handsets.
    10-05-2014 01:42 PM
  9. ncinsguy's Avatar
    I don't see it
    10-05-2014 02:56 PM

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