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Post by big-all » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:14 pm

have been a bit paranoid about roaming charges taking me over my monthly limit so turn it off at home as i don't actually understand mb/kb/gb and thought i might go over my usage limit :lol:
i am at home 95%+ off the time so internet connected all the time :lol:
all i ever do is check bbc weather and send watsapp messages no searches or other uses but all phone calls via the mobile phone
son moved out xmass so only me as a 95% retired joiner but still worried in case i go over
first month no problem so last month turned on the data roaming perminantly
any way bit the bullet i now turn off the internet when i go to bed and turn it on when i get up so the phone will use data roaming overnight and it used 1400 over the month :roll: :cb
well my mistake it was 14 off my 500 thingy allowance :lol:
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Post by someone-else » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:44 am

If you turn your phones wi-fi on, (and sign in) the phone will use your home internet connection and you will not use any "thingies" at all, unless you go out.
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Re: i dont use my mobile phone much buuuuutttt-

Post by London mike 61 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:29 am

Hi BA
I’ve just got my oap smart phone ( Doro 8035 ) and like you I’m just on a learning curve on how to use it. To be fair , it’s not too bad as I’ve got a Tesco mobile contract that gives me enough calls, text and data that like you , I’m unlikely to use all of it.
I don’t look at the thing every minute of the day like the young ones but it’s nice to get news updates etc , all I’ve got to do now is work out how to change some settings......... :dunno:
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Post by dewaltdisney » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:17 am

On my contract I have only 250mb of data. This is good enough for maps and a few searches if needed on the move, away from Wi-fi connections. The thing that eats up data is YouTube type videos and downloading pictures. If I exceed my data limit, it happened once, it just locks further internet until the next month starts. Ensure that you set up network connections at places you visit regularly so it connects automatically. I have my son's, my sister and my mum's that connect when I visit.

I only turn off roaming if I am abroad as that can be expensive. Again you can pick up free Wi-fi in bars, cafes' and hotels if needed.

So, as said, connect to your broadband and you will be fine at home.

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Post by kellys_eye » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:01 am

Mrs k_e keeps finding her phone downloading updates and eating up all her allowance :angryfire: Seems to do this at least once a day too. But where we live there is only an intermittent signal anyway so the phone is mostly off.

We went to town last week and separated to do some shopping. She sent me a text to let me know where she was headed and it came through to my phone 23 time - yes, that's TWENTY THREE times. We still don't know whether she was charged for each of them either :roll:
sent from my laptop using my fingers - because we REALLY need to know where it's come from.....
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Post by big-all » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:30 am

London mike 61 wrote:Hi BA
I’ve just got my oap smart phone ( Doro 8035 ) and like you I’m just on a learning curve on how to use it. To be fair , it’s not too bad as I’ve got a Tesco mobile contract that gives me enough calls, text and data that like you , I’m unlikely to use all of it.
I don’t look at the thing every minute of the day like the young ones but it’s nice to get news updates etc , all I’ve got to do now is work out how to change some settings......... :dunno:
ha ha thats another story :lol:
i have such big fingers i frequently alter settings by mistake :lol:
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Post by OchAye » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:43 am

Big-all, you can turn data off on the phone so it will not download anything. If you have wifi on then it will download when it connects via wifi. It should really connect to wifi whenever possible otherwise (not sure of the detail) it will eventually download its updates using mobile data.

If you are out and about and you need to search for something, read email (if you set your phone for email) use maps that would be the time to switch data on again.

Leave roaming out of it ... the term does not apply whilst your phone is in the UK.
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Post by Bob225 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:48 am

if its a smart phone there is a setting to set updates over wifi only

what make and model is it ?
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Post by jaeger » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:39 pm

Have you checked if your home internet provider supports free WiFi
Hotspots, BT, Virgin,Sky have them, I'm with BT and connect to
hot spot automatically in many shops and just walking about
as many home hubs are hotspots, my phone provider Virgin
has them too, like on the underground, hospitals and pubs use
sky.
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Post by big-all » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:04 pm

its a 4 year old samsung galaxy ---i think :lol:
ahh seems to be a gt-s6810p :dunno: i think
and its much smarter than i am :huray:
to be honest i wouldnt have a mobile if i didnt get one for going into hospital 2014 for my bowel operation :lol: :lol:
i on average would use perhaps 10 mins off phone calls a month from my free 60[now 200 mins]
i now use perhaps 25 or 30 now because i no longer use the house phone because calls would be £10 a month for unlimited to landline and to mobile calls
but they are free on my mobile as part off my home phone and fibre optic broadband package all for £25 :lol:
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Post by Bob225 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:53 am

Go into your setting - about device - updates - and tick the box that says Wifi Only
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