1. Rob van Uden's Avatar
    Simple question, is this possible? I've seen numerous messages about this. Some say Data Sense is carrier independent since GDR2, some don't say so...
    08-06-2013 05:32 AM
  2. hombreee's Avatar
    Unbranded Lumia? Yes after GDR2/Amber update your Lumia will have Data Sense (but without data compression). At least in european versions od Lumias.
    08-06-2013 05:38 AM
  3. envio's Avatar
    Unbranded Lumia? Yes after GDR2/Amber update your Lumia will have Data Sense (but without data compression).
    Hate to beat the drum of carrier dependence but my unbranded HTC 8X has GDR2 on O2 (UK) and does NOT have DataSense. I have yet to get a definitive viewpoint on whether there are any devices out there that did not have DataSense prior to GDR2 and have gained it straight after their upgrade. The (small) evidence so far suggests that there are some native, unbranded GDR2 devices that have it enabled from the factory.

    Why Microsoft can't just come out and tell us which carriers are now supporting it post GDR2 is beyond me, it's maddening that we're still in the dark on this. Worse still, my carrier can't tell me anything, barely knows what "GDR2" is.
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    08-06-2013 05:52 AM
  4. Rob van Uden's Avatar
    Unbranded Lumia? Yes after GDR2/Amber update your Lumia will have Data Sense (but without data compression). At least in european versions od Lumias.
    Will do, but do you have any source for that? :)
    08-06-2013 06:34 AM
  5. Rob van Uden's Avatar
    Hate to beat the drum of carrier dependence but my unbranded HTC 8X has GDR2 on O2 (UK) and does NOT have DataSense. I have yet to get a definitive viewpoint on whether there are any devices out there that did not have DataSense prior to GDR2 and have gained it straight after their upgrade. The (small) evidence so far suggests that there are some native, unbranded GDR2 devices that have it enabled from the factory.

    Why Microsoft can't just come out and tell us which carriers are now supporting it post GDR2 is beyond me, it's maddening that we're still in the dark on this. Worse still, my carrier can't tell me anything, barely knows what "GDR2" is.
    So you think DataSense is only enabled on phones which comes with GDR2 from the factory, instead of getting an over-the-air update?
    08-06-2013 06:35 AM
  6. drtek's Avatar
    Are we talking "Unbranded" phones from the factory? My 1020 came with GDR2 already installed, and no Datasense.
    08-06-2013 06:50 AM
  7. envio's Avatar
    So you think DataSense is only enabled on phones which comes with GDR2 from the factory, instead of getting an over-the-air update?
    That's only my evidence so far, I'm about 2/3 ready to do a hard reset to factory defaults just to see if it enables that way.
    08-06-2013 07:34 AM
  8. Jonathan Piferrer's Avatar
    I bought an unbranded Free Nokia Lumia 920 (Argentina) it has 8.0.10211.204 but it came with DATA SENSE INSTALLED from Factory...
    08-06-2013 07:46 AM
  9. inteller's Avatar
    I don't even WANT the data compression crap, but to make a feature that REQUIRES a carrier side implementation just to show you how much data is passing through your phone is RIDICULOUS.
    08-06-2013 07:46 AM
  10. hombreee's Avatar
    According to this forum:
    SmartMania.cz • Zobrazit tma - Windows Phone 8 GDR2 Update

    I have Lumia 820, official CZ - SK distribution (Czech and Slovak), unbranded. Yesterday, some people have updated their L820s, Data Sense confirmed.

    Sorry for my english :)
    08-06-2013 08:31 AM
  11. envio's Avatar
    Well, I did it. I hard reset my unbranded 8X to see if DataSense would become enabled but it did not. So I reset it again but this time without the SIM card at all during the process and still no DataSense. My phone is on O2 (UK). One interesting thing to note is that even after performing a hard reset with no apps installed and no Microsoft account added, there was still 331MB of "Other" storage used up already. I'll watch how it grows over time. Now I'm going to reset it again and restore from backup.
    08-06-2013 09:03 PM

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