Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • islandman
    • By islandman 16th May 18, 12:16 PM
    • 4,361Posts
    • 1,748Thanks
    islandman
    Does WiFi take preference over data in WiFi area?
    • #1
    • 16th May 18, 12:16 PM
    Does WiFi take preference over data in WiFi area? 16th May 18 at 12:16 PM
    I have a Samsung A5, mobile. I'm currently in Cyprus for three weeks. Last time I came close to using my data allowance. This time I aim to keep my data turned off most of the time and use WiFi whenever possibleit has been suggested to me that I should leave data and WiFi on and somehow WiFi will take preference over data.

    Is this correct? I don't want to assume, then find out later this isn't so.
    Bowel screening saved my life, make sure it saves yours.
Page 1
    • newatc
    • By newatc 16th May 18, 12:27 PM
    • 301 Posts
    • 349 Thanks
    newatc
    • #2
    • 16th May 18, 12:27 PM
    • #2
    • 16th May 18, 12:27 PM
    I've always found wi-fi does take preference but I would still have mobile data off (unless it's use would be covered by contract ) and only turn it on when I need it and am prepared for the cost.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 16th May 18, 1:04 PM
    • 9,380 Posts
    • 7,042 Thanks
    pmduk
    • #3
    • 16th May 18, 1:04 PM
    • #3
    • 16th May 18, 1:04 PM
    Be very careful with mobile data in Cyprus, some areas, mainly in Northern Cyprus will roam onto Turkish networks and may cost you a fortune, depending on your network. Another reason to keep your mobile data turned off
    • islandman
    • By islandman 16th May 18, 1:50 PM
    • 4,361 Posts
    • 1,748 Thanks
    islandman
    • #4
    • 16th May 18, 1:50 PM
    • #4
    • 16th May 18, 1:50 PM
    Interesting. We are in the limmasol area and may only venture to larnaca area.
    Bowel screening saved my life, make sure it saves yours.
    • redux
    • By redux 17th May 18, 3:15 PM
    • 18,648 Posts
    • 24,930 Thanks
    redux
    • #5
    • 17th May 18, 3:15 PM
    • #5
    • 17th May 18, 3:15 PM
    I agree the wifi seems to take preference.

    To reduce mobile data use, switch off all application updates (change them to manual only or on wifi only, switch messaging apps from checking for updates every few minutes to maybe once an hour or manual only, don't stream video or music, and use mobile browsers which compress data a bit, such as Opera Mini, preferably with images turned off for most of the time.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,124Posts Today

8,322Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Wow early days, only a couple of thousand of votes in, but so far the majority of both remainers and leavers on thi? https://t.co/qUMXXbeLOf

  • RT @ej_mac: @MartinSLewis oh dear, how on earth do people come to such conclusions..... I voted leave, I read all Martins points and used t?

  • Yay we have a poll bingo winner Everyone cross out your "hidden agenda/bias" squares on your cards https://t.co/LgPSfqzSB0

  • Follow Martin