1. debramartin50's Avatar
    Hi, sorry if this seems like a stupid question but I just got the Focus and only have a minimal internet package. After setting my facebook account up on the phone it seems like it is always connected to the internet, which would then make me go over my allowed internet package costing a fortune. Is this phone always online? How can I fix it?
    10-19-2011 08:28 PM
  2. starblade876's Avatar
    To turn off your cell data, go to Settings > Cellular and then click the Data Connection switch. Additionally, MS made a small app in the Marketplace that takes you to the Cellular Settings page for quicker access; the app's called Cellular Data. There are also a few other apps that make shortcuts to other settings, like Bluetooth and Wifi; some free ones are ConnectivityShortcuts and Toggle.
    10-19-2011 09:44 PM
  3. jimski's Avatar
    Your phone maintains a constant connection to Microsoft's servers for push email and to update live tiles. While email will update (as well as other live services; address book, calendar, messaging) the background, other updates will way till you turn your phone on.

    For reference, I have data and WiFi on 24/7. Although I have an unlimited data plan, throughput over WiFi is much faster. With 4 email accounts (2 push, 1@30min, 1@60min) and 40-70 messages a day, 2 hours of browsing, about a dozen live tiles, Twitter, Facebook, occasional music or video steaming, and a bunch of other services turned on, I have consistently averaged 250MB of data per month. Before turning on WiFi, with almost the same settings, I was using about 2.2GB of data. So if you have a 200MB plan (a guess), with a little management you should be able to stay under the limit.

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    10-19-2011 10:14 PM
  4. tsaunders80's Avatar
    If you go to your profile you can select your chat status to offline.
    10-21-2011 01:47 PM