Some Users Seeing 'Phantom Data Use' on WP7

LazyLion

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http://hothardware.com/News/Some-Users-Seeing-Phantom-Data-Use-on-WP7/

Windows Phone 7 users are complaining over what they call "phantom data usage." The nascent smartphone platform is, according to some accounts, using as much as multiple megabytes per hour of cellular data, and that's even when connected to wi-fi.

Indeed, you read that correctly; even when connected to wi-fi, Windows Phone 7 seems to be defaulting to cellular connectivity when there's a wi-fi network that the users's phone is connected to.

This is probably a bug that will be fix with Microsoft's first big Windows Phone 7 update that should be coming very soon. Until then, WP7 users are seeing what happens sometimes to early adopters.

Yikes! 2 - 5 MB used per hour. That would be about 1.4GB a month, with the phone just sitting on a table (assuming the 2MB figure)!
 
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But there's only three people with WP7 phones, so must just share the cost between them.
 

Jonno2343

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Yikes! 2 - 5 MB used per hour. That would be about 1.4GB a month, with the phone just sitting on a table (assuming the 2MB figure)!
Yeah, it is linked to the Send Feedback program. There is an option to send Feedback to MS over the cellular connection or only via WiFi. The people who have been having this issue have had the cellular connection feedback option turned on, hence the constant data use.
The problem is that when the 'Use cellular data' option is enabled it will only send feedback via the 3G connection and not over WiFi even if it finds a network. If you disable the option to send via the cell phone data it will only send when in a wireless network area.
However, I would say it's to be expected that turning an option on that states it will use the cellphone's data will in fact use it...
 
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eug

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Apparantly the yahoo mail problem is now sorted, so the data usage should be less.
 
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