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Re: Kindle Fire Phone -- Outrageous Data usage
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2014, 03:56:47 PM »
I have 10GB with ATT, 3 phones, unlimited text/voice - $140ish a month as a ball park. They are are all iPhones though.

I chew up a several GB a month, but I am not on WiFi that much. My wife is almost always on Wifi and uses sometimes less than 100 megs a month. So I would expect the Fire Phone to act the same. Definitely something up with that fire.

Did the OS just update? That could chew a GB easy.
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Re: Kindle Fire Phone -- Outrageous Data usage
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2014, 06:33:59 PM »
I have 10GB with ATT, 3 phones, unlimited text/voice - $140ish a month as a ball park. They are are all iPhones though.

I chew up a several GB a month, but I am not on WiFi that much. My wife is almost always on Wifi and uses sometimes less than 100 megs a month. So I would expect the Fire Phone to act the same. Definitely something up with that fire.

Did the OS just update? That could chew a GB easy.

Yeah -- but you'd think that'd've come down via WiFi if possible.

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Re: Kindle Fire Phone -- Outrageous Data usage
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2014, 07:19:31 PM »
Yeah -- but you'd think that'd've come down via WiFi if possible.

Yeah, but SOMETHING seems to have come down vai cell. So I am taking a guess as at single event that might cause it.
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Re: Kindle Fire Phone -- Outrageous Data usage
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2014, 11:19:03 AM »
It really sounds like it's defaulting to cellular instead of wifi, even when a wifi network is available. I've never heard of this before. The only smartphones I've had are iphones and I leave wifi on all the time, which it defaults to anytime I'm in an available network. I actually had my data plan reduced to the lowest amount, I think it's 200mb because I use so little data on my phone ( except when traveling).

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Re: Kindle Fire Phone -- Outrageous Data usage
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2014, 12:12:06 PM »
Just an update, no one from AT&T has called me back out the strange data usage (they promised to do so my Tuesday). But my wife is pretty fedup with AT&T--she's called 3-4 times just to get her voice mail setup; it works for 1/2 a day then stops. Also, she doesn't like that it doesn't show the city and state the caller is calling from. This is a sales line, so that feature really helps her see when an important client is calling. The phone may be going back.

Interesting thing is as soon as I installed the App Ann recommended, the cellular data usage fell to almost nothing. Strange.

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Re: Amazon Fire Phone -- Outrageous Data usage
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2014, 02:12:57 PM »
Thank you, you helped me make up my mind.  I was going to order the fire phone.  Now I am going to go with Cricket and their unlimited plan.  All I would need is a large bill.
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Re: Amazon Fire Phone -- Outrageous Data usage
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2014, 02:56:29 PM »
I did not go with Cricket.  Went with a Norkia Lumia 521.  Plan with Team Mobile.  Phone is very good and unlimited for only $60.00 a month.  I am very happy and glad I did not get the Amazon phone.  I could not get a big bill.  I will wait till they work the bugs out.
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