PAYG Data Charges

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
I have just transferred from Ovivo to 3's 321 PAYG tariff.

Ovivo's data was very hit and miss but at least I did not have to pay for it!

Is there any way to ensure I am not charged for unwanted data charges on my new 3 tariff?

My apps seem to update all the time so I would like to ensure they only update when I have a wifi connection and not when I have to pay for it!
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  • edited 31 March 2014 at 6:32AM
    marvinmarvin Forumite
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    edited 31 March 2014 at 6:32AM
    On your mobile device, go to Play Store and tap on Settings.
    Make sure that Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only is also checked.
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  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    Could turn data off.

    get the 3 app to check the data available, you get 30day 150mb each top up so might not want to turn it off completely but track the use.

    The settings to reduce data will depend on the phone you have
  • Terry98Terry98 Forumite
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    marvin wrote: »
    On your mobile device, go to Play Store and tap on Settings.
    Make sure that Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only is also checked.

    Great. I have just done that. Thanks
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    Could turn data off.

    get the 3 app to check the data available, you get 30day 150mb each top up so might not want to turn it off completely but track the use.

    The settings to reduce data will depend on the phone you have

    I have got a Huawei G300 running Android 4.0.3.

    I suppose I could turn data off and switch it on when I need it but hopefully I should be ok if the apps do not update when I am out.
  • buglawtonbuglawton Forumite
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    For iPhones the only genuine app I've found that controls and via extra compression extends data usage is Onavo Extend (also exists for Android).

    A special profile diverts your 3g mobile data via their servers to do all this.
    I found that it did work, and also it provided the only genuine analysis of where the 3G data went I've seen on iPhone. And it easily cut data usage by 30%.

    In the end I uninstalled it as
    1. Seems to remain active even when on home WiFi which annoyed me. Or at least you cannot tell if active or not.
    2. Seemed to be causing radio streaming to break off, always after a 30 minute timeout.

    What with paying for data again via Three 321, I might give it another spin.
  • Terry98Terry98 Forumite
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    buglawton wrote: »

    What with paying for data again via Three 321, I might give it another spin.


    1p a MB (3p a minute and 2p a text )

    You also get 150mb for 30 days each time you top up. Apparently it's better to top up £5 a go (online only after first top up) to get the most of the 150mb!
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    buglawton wrote: »
    For iPhones the only genuine app I've found that controls and via extra compression extends data usage is Onavo Extend (also exists for Android).

    A special profile diverts your 3g mobile data via their servers to do all this.
    I would be very wary of any app that hijacks your data, it's also known as spyware. There is no valid reason why the phone itself couldn't compress the data...
    See the Onavo T&Cs covering data collection:
    http://www.onavo.com/privacy_policy#InformationCollection
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    ...There is no valid reason why the phone itself couldn't compress the data...
    If it compresses the data, it can't communicate with websites directly. Compressed data has to go through an intermediate website that decompresses the data:
    A special profile diverts your 3g mobile data via their servers...
    The same was the case for BB.
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  • chillskychillsky Forumite
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    virgin do a sim only for £15 a month, unlimiited calls/text/data

    Three also do a sim only unlimited internet at £12.90 a month but only 200 mins.
  • You can also use opera max to compress data on android.
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