on 19-01-2011 08:13
I have a anderoid phone (Samsung Galaxy) and I have disabled 3G to save money (using an app called APNdroid it can be toggled on and off)
However with the 3G switched off, i cant send or receive MMS, is this normal?
Is there any alternative to manage 3G and not disable MMS?
on 19-01-2011 08:28
When you say switch off 3G do you really mean you want to switch off data connections or just the 3G signal (you phone will use data on 3G and 2G)
If it is only the 3G signal you want to switch off, this can be done in the phone setting menu.
on 19-01-2011 09:16
I have Samsung Galaxy Europa, I'm not so sure how to prevent the apps from accessing 3G (I like using them, but dont see why I should have a constant connection for them!)
on 19-01-2011 09:40
As to using up your data allowance, provided you are not a great music or video streamer then the 500MB should prove ample.
on 19-01-2011 10:08
For example the facebook, espn and even bloody angry birds have "network communication" full internet access under the permissions.
I dont seem to have the choice to allow / un-allow this?
on 19-01-2011 11:33
Never used the others though
on 19-01-2011 11:46
I assume the other apps probably have something similar if i take a look at them!!
So does your facebook just update when you activate it (as in you have 3G or wifi on and you open the app)
on 19-01-2011 12:49
Check weather apps as well as these often can be set - once an hour is good enough for me.
If you are really worried about data then set your mail program to do similar, although mine is set to push as I use mail a lot.
Why not install a program like 3G Watchdog - it will give you a good idea of what your data usage actually is.
Mail, News, Facebook and Twitter along with using the Google Navigation for quite a few hours this month and I will still be under allowance. It's streaming that really uses the MB's
on 20-01-2011 07:55
Regarding the espn scorecenter app that i was saying was always running, this seemed to be because i had a widget on my desktop that always was displaying the latest score / next fixture of my selected teams. So I deleted that, so it only starts when I activate it from the menu (I suppose if i really wanted I could move the widget on to desktop if I wanted to follow some game!)