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  1. btbam91's Avatar
    If I have my data turned on, and I lock my phone because it's in my pocket, it's going to use 3g data even though I'm in a wifi hot spot?
    10-31-2011 05:41 PM
  2. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    Yes, unless you've connected through wi-fi prior to locking your phone, for instance, to stream Zune Pass music --in which case, the music will continue to stream through wi-fi.
    10-31-2011 06:08 PM
  3. 3migo's Avatar
    Does the phone continue to update the tiles, even when the phone is locked?

    Or does it update them as soon as you unlock the phone?
    10-31-2011 07:30 PM
  4. SirHaxalot's Avatar
    The updates will continue, but unless any streaming have made the phone hold on to the Wi-Fi it will be done through 3G data.

    The phone is designed to run with a data plan and it sucks if you don't have one. But for now you only have to accept that Microsoft designed it to be convenient to the 99% of Smartphone users with dataplans.
    10-31-2011 07:37 PM
  5. 3migo's Avatar
    The updates will continue, but unless any streaming have made the phone hold on to the Wi-Fi it will be done through 3G data.

    The phone is designed to run with a data plan and it sucks if you don't have one. But for now you only have to accept that Microsoft designed it to be convenient to the 99% of Smartphone users with dataplans.
    I have a data plan. However I think Microsoft should think about it's users that don't have an unlimited plan, with the tiles constantly updating, even when the phone is asleep, people will go through their 2gb limit awfully fast.
    10-31-2011 07:41 PM
  6. red grenadine's Avatar
    I've never gone over 1GB, with heavy internet browsing and a bunch of live tiles.

    Honestly, the only way you go over 2GB is very, very heavy music/video streaming and/or tethering

    Those with the smaller data plan from AT&T (400MB I think) may have issues though
    10-31-2011 07:43 PM
  7. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    Actually, ATT's $15 ripoff only allows 200mb. It's plenty to review NFL standings every Tuesday morning.

    I agree with Red that 2GB is way more than than even the busiest -or would that be least-busy?- people need.
    Last edited by Rodolfo; 10-31-2011 at 08:00 PM.
    10-31-2011 07:54 PM
  8. lumic's Avatar
    Tiles do not use that much data. I web browse and check RSS / Twitter every day on the commute and during breaks, plus push email and tiles. I have never gone past 250MB of usage,
    10-31-2011 07:58 PM
  9. Curtieson's Avatar
    Live tiles are using data on the range of kb...nothing to worry about when talking 2gb. I use the ms data settings app the deep pins the toggle to turn off the 3g connection.

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    10-31-2011 08:00 PM
  10. 3migo's Avatar
    I use an iPhone right now, and I got my unlimited data plan grandfathered in. However, I'm not sure if AT&T will drop my unlimited data plan and force me to go onto a tiered plan, since I will no longer be using the iPhone specific plan.
    10-31-2011 08:01 PM
  11. jfa1's Avatar
    i have a gf'd unlimited data plan from my winmo tilt2 days hoping when i get a new phone i can keep it
    10-31-2011 08:29 PM
  12. btbam91's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses guys. The Samsung Focus S will be my first smartphone, so I just wanted to be safe.

    I will be getting the 2GB plan. It's nice to know that I won't have to shut off the 3G when I sleep...
    10-31-2011 08:29 PM
  13. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I use a data off switch when I am at home or turn off data and make sure I am on WIFI. Without anything streaming I still get my email and updates all over WIFI I know some say that the WIFI turns off when the screen is locked buy mine doesn't seam to act that way. Could it be because I have push mail turned on?
    10-31-2011 08:33 PM
  14. btbam91's Avatar
    I am a University student. Whether I am in my apartment or on campus, I am blanketed with WIFI. Common sense tells me that my phone should not use data unless I am no longer covered by WIFI, regardless of my phone being locked or not...
    10-31-2011 08:38 PM
  15. 3migo's Avatar
    Does AT&T use specific data plans for each phone OS?

    For instance, is there a specific iPhone data plan, a specific Wp7 data plan, Android specific plan, Blackberry specific plan, etc...? Or is it just one universal data plan?
    10-31-2011 08:41 PM
  16. btbam91's Avatar
    Does AT&T use specific data plans for each phone OS?

    For instance, is there a specific iPhone data plan, a specific Wp7 data plan, Android specific plan, Blackberry specific plan, etc...? Or is it just one universal data plan?
    Universal for SMARTPHONES pretty much

    $15 for 200 mb

    $25 for 2 gb

    $45 for 4 gb 4G tethering.
    10-31-2011 08:49 PM
  17. 3migo's Avatar
    Universal for SMARTPHONES pretty much

    $15 for 200 mb

    $25 for 2 gb

    $45 for 4 gb 4G tethering.
    So will my grandfathered unlimited plan that I got with my iPhone, still carry over to my Windows Phone?
    10-31-2011 08:51 PM
  18. btbam91's Avatar
    So will my grandfathered unlimited plan that I got with my iPhone, still carry over to my Windows Phone?
    I have no idea.
    10-31-2011 08:53 PM
  19. 3migo's Avatar
    I have no idea.
    I guess I'll find out on Sunday when I get my Focus S. Hopefully I get to keep my unlimited plan, I rather like not having to worry about how much data I blow through.
    10-31-2011 08:55 PM
  20. btbam91's Avatar
    I'm hoping I can order my Focus S on Monday and get it Tuesday!!!
    10-31-2011 08:57 PM
  21. 3migo's Avatar
    I'm hoping I can order my Focus S on Monday and get it Tuesday!!!
    I'm gonna be waiting outside my local store at 12:00pm on Sunday, waiting for the store to open.
    10-31-2011 09:03 PM
  22. btbam91's Avatar
    I meant to say that I was ordering on Amazon so that I don't have to pay any taxes. haha.
    10-31-2011 09:06 PM
  23. WayCool's Avatar
    It was pretty easy .. just remembering ot turn on wireless when you can.. and keeping things like streaming and downloads (apps mostly) to a minimum when on 3g.. worked great for me..

    I never went over around 300 meg a month.. That includes using default settings for things like EAS ...(active sync)
    10-31-2011 09:42 PM
  24. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Yes
    So will my grandfathered unlimited plan that I got with my iPhone, still carry over to my Windows Phone?

    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    10-31-2011 09:50 PM
  25. 3migo's Avatar
    Yes


    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    Awesome! That makes me very happy.
    10-31-2011 11:17 PM
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