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Internet radio and data allowance

Hi all ,

quick question , would listening to internet radio on my galaxy s2 eat up my allowance ( 500meg ) being a planet rock fan i use the listen live player on their site or would it be easier to try and hook up to a free wi fi connection ?? . any advice would be appreciated Smiley Happy

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Re: Internet radio and data allowance

Yes, internet radio uses your data allowance. The FM radio app on your phone (default) does not so you can listen to that for free otherwise, connect on a wifi signal.
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Re: Internet radio and data allowance

Thanks MI5 ,

I did a little digging too on the net and was asked by Leonard to put up what ive found out and hope this helps anyone with any similar enquires.

 

O2 wont chrarge for going over your net limit all that happens is your connection slows down .

 

Best thing to do is go wifi if your doing any internet surfing or as i do listen to net radio.

 

I found a good wifi app called wefi . It automatically finds and connects free . Another advantage is you could download skype and talk to anyone anywhere in the world for free as well . So basically if your worried about using all your data allowance just go wi fi it seems to be the answer .

hope this is helpful

 

All the best

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Tone wrote: Another advantage is you could download skype and talk to anyone anywhere in the world for free as well .

Skype is not free if you call a landline number, only pc to pc.

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Skype to Skype calls on mobiles can be free to anywhere in the world as long as both phones have the Skype app installed and are connected to a wifi network.
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I thought that's what I said, calls to or from a PSTN phone are chargeable using Skype.

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