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  1. mihirt7's Avatar
    Daniel just mentioned on Windows Weekly that Microsoft missed the data toggle switch in the action center. :(
    04-04-2014 03:43 PM
  2. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    That a shame I suppose they could add it on a later update.
    04-04-2014 03:47 PM
  3. Ma Rio's Avatar
    It is well known, yes. I also hope they add it in a later build.
    04-04-2014 06:13 PM
  4. psychotron's Avatar
    Do people turn off their data frequently? I know I turn my Bluetooth and sometimes even my WiFi on an off on occasion, but I can't recall ever disabling my data. Can't think of a reason why I would, although I'm sure there must be one if that function is available.
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    04-04-2014 06:25 PM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Do people turn off their data frequently? I know I turn my Bluetooth and sometimes even my WiFi on an off on occasion, but I can't recall ever disabling my data. Can't think of a reason why I would, although I'm sure there must be one if that function is available.
    We dont have it on enabled all the time and disable it from time to time, we do the opposite (not everyone has a data plan).
    04-04-2014 08:10 PM
  6. psychotron's Avatar
    We dont have it on enabled all the time and disable it from time to time, we do the opposite (not everyone has a data plan).
    Never quite understood why someone who doesn't have a data plan would get a smartphone. Seems it would limit it's usefulness significantly.
    04-04-2014 09:08 PM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    Never quite understood why someone who doesn't have a data plan would get a smartphone. Seems it would limit it's usefulness significantly.
    It's still useful as a smartphone when WiFi is available.
    04-04-2014 09:12 PM
  8. eruptflail's Avatar
    I'm confused how someone gets a smartphone on a plan without data. Most companies don't offer that.
    04-04-2014 09:34 PM
  9. abhishake620's Avatar
    Consider this scenario where in , your data pack has just exhausted and you dont have enough currency to recharge it so it would be better to disable data awhile till you have sufficient currency tovtop up your data again......
    P.S. ON A PREPAID SIM
    Besides data without a pack is still very costly in India ...see the point....
    04-04-2014 09:57 PM
  10. ronty's Avatar
    Do people turn off their data frequently? I know I turn my Bluetooth and sometimes even my WiFi on an off on occasion, but I can't recall ever disabling my data. Can't think of a reason why I would, although I'm sure there must be one if that function is available.
    Because keeping the data on consumes a lot of battery.Besides, not everyone has an unlimited data plan.

    Seriously MS, you are doing stupid things one after the another.
    04-04-2014 10:09 PM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    I'm confused how someone gets a smartphone on a plan without data. Most companies don't offer that.
    Usually it can only be done if you're using a prepaid service. The major carriers, at least in the US, will generally add a data plan automatically if they detect that you're using a smartphone.
    04-04-2014 10:10 PM
  12. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I guess the toggle is left out due some pressure of the carriers. I believe that i once read something about that.

    Btw i use only WiFi, most places have open WiFi and friends and relatives also. So i don't see the need of a data plan.
    04-04-2014 10:17 PM
  13. darkoman4's Avatar
    For example, you travel outside of USA and want to keep your phone on for emergencies, but do not want your phone contacting servers and downloading stupid data which could cost you thousands. But in all reality you are right, you don't use that switch as often as say WiFi or Bluetooth toggle to have it a must place in a quick settings. One could easily turn it off in 3 steps anyway.
    04-04-2014 10:40 PM
  14. slyronit's Avatar
    Consider this scenario where in , your data pack has just exhausted and you dont have enough currency to recharge it so it would be better to disable data awhile till you have sufficient currency tovtop up your data again......
    P.S. ON A PREPAID SIM
    Besides data without a pack is still very costly in India ...see the point....
    Data sense already does that automatically. Also, your scenario will only occur once a month, so doesn't need a shortcut on the Action center, which should be for things you do more frequently.
    04-05-2014 02:54 AM
  15. slyronit's Avatar
    For example, you travel outside of USA and want to keep your phone on for emergencies, but do not want your phone contacting servers and downloading stupid data which could cost you thousands. But in all reality you are right, you don't use that switch as often as say WiFi or Bluetooth toggle to have it a must place in a quick settings. One could easily turn it off in 3 steps anyway.
    There's already a setting for that where you can disable data automatically when roaming. However, it should not be up to Microsoft to decide what people need and what they don't.
    04-05-2014 02:55 AM
  16. abhishake620's Avatar
    Data sense already does that automatically. Also, your scenario will only occur once a month, so doesn't need a shortcut on the Action center, which should be for things you do more frequently.
    what if I dont have a data pack and want to see WhatsApp and stop using data ...at the same time also dont have enough currency to get a data pack but have enough to just browse a bit and stop....as you said, rare cases but handy none the less.....
    04-05-2014 05:57 AM
  17. wuiyang's Avatar
    Data use more battery.
    End of the story.
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    04-05-2014 09:53 AM
  18. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Smartphones work great even without a data plan (as mentioned, even with only WiFi which is available almost everywhere, or completely without internet).
    And outside of US and some other similar countries things work differently. I buy my phones SIM-Free (so i can use any sim card in it and I dont have to pay anything except the phone). It does cost a little more at first but pays off later, for instance I plan to buy a 1520 for ~450€, so after that I only put in my SIM and I'm ready to go.
    Not to mention that I'm on a prepaid SIM because I don't use calls/messages/data(I use data the least because on prepaid it's just too expensive) frequently. So it all pays off for me preety well.
    04-05-2014 10:02 AM
  19. wuiyang's Avatar
    Smartphones work great even without a data plan (as mentioned, even with only WiFi which is available almost everywhere, or completely without internet).
    And outside of US and some other similar countries things work differently. I buy my phones SIM-Free (so i can use any sim card in it and I dont have to pay anything except the phone). It does cost a little more at first but pays off later, for instance I plan to buy a 1520 for ~450€, so after that I only put in my SIM and I'm ready to go.
    Not to mention that I'm on a prepaid SIM because I don't use calls/messages/data(I use data the least because on prepaid it's just too expensive) frequently. So it all pays off for me preety well.
    yeah, it is right, i wont use public WiFi due to security problem, they can log where i have go..
    some place has no data service, when i back to my mom's home, it has no data, so i use WiFi, it is rarely i use data, and it is a bad choice to choose to buy discount from data provider, and it is 520 , i want 620...
    I NEED MAGNETOMETER
    04-05-2014 10:09 AM
  20. psychotron's Avatar
    It's still useful as a smartphone when WiFi is available.
    Right, and that's exactly what I was saying - it's limited because you can only access some of the features when near a wifi access point, but things like navigation when you're out and about are far less functional.
    04-05-2014 10:20 AM
  21. psychotron's Avatar
    Because keeping the data on consumes a lot of battery.
    Only if you have everything set to push. I have the apps that do so set to only check every 30 minutes so it's not constantly paging.

    Besides, not everyone has an unlimited data plan.
    I don't either. I just regulate and monitor my usage.
    04-05-2014 10:23 AM
  22. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    I'm confused how someone gets a smartphone on a plan without data. Most companies don't offer that.
    I'm confused how someone can assume that the entire world works like the USA and that everyone is stupid enough to fall for the carriers' contract scams (admitted that it's impossible to get a good deal with your own phone on any network but TMO).
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    04-05-2014 10:25 AM
  23. psychotron's Avatar
    Smartphones work great even without a data plan (as mentioned, even with only WiFi which is available almost everywhere, or completely without internet).
    That's definitely not the case where I live. Small town and there's maybe one shop with WiFi and it's not very good. Europe's public wifi coverage is light years ahead of the United States. Unless you live in a larger city here there's very few places with public WiFi.
    04-05-2014 10:27 AM
  24. wuiyang's Avatar
    Only if you have everything set to push. I have the apps that do so set to only check every 30 minutes so it's not constantly paging.
    WOWOWOW hold on there, you can't set to check every XX minutes or something...
    04-05-2014 10:36 AM
  25. psychotron's Avatar
    WOWOWOW hold on there, you can't set to check every XX minutes or something...
    Um, yes. You can. Go into the settings for your email account and it's right there. And nearly every app has a setting where you can control and/or turn notifications off.
    04-05-2014 10:40 AM
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