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    I barely use the 3g Verizon data plan since I'm always by Wifi but I do see it on once in a while when I wake up my Xoom. I've literally used 3g outside about 3 times for a total of 20 minutes and I just got a notification from Verizon that I've used half my 1GIG. WTF? Anyone else seeing this issue?

    What will happen when we have LTE? Will cost us a fortune! This is making me think of getting the G-Slate from T-Mobile that has 5gig of data compared to 1 for Verizon at a much lower cost.
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    i left my 3g turned on last night while i was home and clearly in my own wi-fi zone and today it says i used 11 meg of data. i will pay closer attention to this and do further testing.
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    during setup was you on WIFI or 3g? (registering my account on your xoom was about 125 megs)
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    I have used my 3G just a hand full of times, otherwise it is turned off and hooked up to wifi and i have used 25% of my monthly data. If what Zmenchhofer said is correct I would have only used 10%, which still seems like a lot, I will definitely be getting off the 3g as soon as possible just in case.
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    i use 3g when im on the road... i have only used a little more then 300megs
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmenchhofer View Post
    i use 3g when im on the road... i have only used a little more then 300megs
    I will be doing the same thing, however I have my Driod Pro rooted and will be tethering off it. Currently unlimited data on it.
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    Android goes to 3g when it goes to sleep unless you set a setting telling it not to.
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    I use both 3G and WiFi heavily, and I'm only around 500megs so far. If there's any rogue data usage, I haven't noticed it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by slbailey1 View Post
    Android goes to 3g when it goes to sleep unless you set a setting telling it not to.
    Exactly. Its a setting in the wi-fi section.
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    As far as I am aware, the Xoom comes with the wifi setting to "keep wifi on always, even while asleep" (at least, that's how mine came, and that is *not* how my phone is set--though I doubt it's a setting that's synced).

    However, after I purchased the Xoom I sat in the parking lot and activated it while a friend picked up some food. After doing so, it proceeded to download 100+ apps that I have on my phone and used up about 200mb in the process.

    (It should really make it more clear that it's doing this--it took a while and I didn't realize until afterwards that that was why the device was operating so slowly in the beginning.)
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    #slbailey1 - How do you tell it not too?
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    a few days after getting my inspire it almost made me mad enough to take it back. i left a website open for the whole afternoon and never used the phone. 3g watchdog tells me i used 50MB in a few hours.

    get rid of any unwanted widgets, set pulse to update only on wifi, etc. i like some widgets but in the end you're burning through data when you're not using your device
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    check your wifi sleep policy - if your wifi is turned off when screen is off the xoom falls back on 3g service.

    work around - i only enable my data service if i'm walking out of my home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavodulce16 View Post
    check your wifi sleep policy - if your wifi is turned off when screen is off the xoom falls back on 3g service.

    work around - i only enable my data service if i'm walking out of my home.
    People shouldn't have to do that to save money. All the tweak and turning settings on and off to mange battery and data connection is overkill. If my device is sleep, it shouldn't matter what my WiFi settings are. If it's sleep it should use data at all until I turn it back on ESPECIALLY if I have no apps running in the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    People shouldn't have to do that to save money. All the tweak and turning settings on and off to mange battery and data connection is overkill. If my device is sleep, it shouldn't matter what my WiFi settings are. If it's sleep it should use data at all until I turn it back on ESPECIALLY if I have no apps running in the background.
    If that is what you want, just disable background data/sync in the accounts and sync settings. If those are enabled, by definition you are telling android to keep itself up to date at any time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radsaq View Post
    If that is what you want, just disable background data/sync in the accounts and sync settings. If those are enabled, by definition you are telling android to keep itself up to date at any time.
    I'd advise anyone with an Android device to disable sync or make it so it only updates once a day. But we aren't talking about syncing. We are talking about having to manage the wifi sleep policies to not use 3G. And people talking about they turn 3G data service off and back on when they leave their houses. Why do I have to turn 3G on and off? It's just dumb to have to constantly manage the device and turn GPS, Wifi, data on and off. Overkill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    I'd advise anyone with an Android device to disable sync or make it so it only updates once a day. But we aren't talking about syncing. We are talking about having to manage the wifi sleep policies to not use 3G. And people talking about they turn 3G data service off and back on when they leave their houses. Why do I have to turn 3G on and off? It's just dumb to have to constantly manage the device and turn GPS, Wifi, data on and off. Overkill.
    You either need to manually manage data connections, or you need to encourage your app devs to give an option so they ONLY update via wifi.

    Is it annoying? yes. But that's the tradeoff if you want a device that syncs information for you automatically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkogan View Post
    #slbailey1 - How do you tell it not too?
    I have a Droid Incredible this is one of the settings:
    Settings =>WiFi and Networks uncheck the box that say "Use phone for data connection when WiFi is unavailable.

    There should be another setting that you can check to keep WiFi on while sleeping. I'm trying to find it.
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    How do you check the 3g data used?
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    I have the same question. I have 3G; never used it and am now wondering if I have unknown to me data usage since I have made no setting changes. What app or widget are you using to monitor usage?
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    I purchased my Xoom without a data plan and activated it over WiFi (a challenge on a MAC filtered protected network, where I could not find the MAC address in the box, on the box, or on the WiFi activation screen displayed during setup!), and immediately after activation it synced up to my Google account and started downloading over 100 aps that I had installed on my Droid 1.

    I can imagine that's a bit of data and would use up a chunk of the quota, so for sure there should be a question asked during setup, "Download now over 3G, or postpone until WiFi is available?"
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    Just put your xoom in airplane mode and have your wifi turned on. This way it will never accidentally goe into 3g
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    Quote Originally Posted by gloryshots View Post
    Just put your xoom in airplane mode and have your wifi turned on. This way it will never accidentally goe into 3g
    That's exactly what I do when I'm overseas with my phones to keep data roaming fees down. Excellent suggestion.
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    this what I get mad about there advertisement shows streaming all this contect and I always thought what about the data cap. I stream tv shows from home on 3g with my x and I use 10g a month easily. I have up on my data stick it has 5g and in 2weeks its used up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    I'd advise anyone with an Android device to disable sync or make it so it only updates once a day. But we aren't talking about syncing. We are talking about having to manage the wifi sleep policies to not use 3G. And people talking about they turn 3G data service off and back on when they leave their houses. Why do I have to turn 3G on and off? It's just dumb to have to constantly manage the device and turn GPS, Wifi, data on and off. Overkill.
    Umm, you don't have to do this. You simply set it to always use WiFi when it is available and not switch to data plan when sleeping. It really isn't difficult.
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