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    Default My verizon

    Just got the app and so far I've used 1.6 gigs of data. It's crazy when I had my blackberry i used approx 400 megs so i guess all the web surfing I do adds up.
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    Yes web surfing, app downloads, and any app that uses the actual network instead of Wifi will use up data pretty quickly.
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    I know what you mean. I actually had the data on my Treo turned off completely because it was such a PITA. Having a device that is actually usefull will indeed drive usage!
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    Lol yeah I noticed a big jump in my data use compared to my blackberry to . A big difference but still within plan
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    You will have to watch the data usage when they switch to 'limited' data perhaps next month ( http://www.androidcentral.com/verizo...red-data-plans ). It will be interesting to see how it shakes out. I am on a *large* corporate plan so I don't think it will affect me much, but not sure for others.
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    I was under the impression that those with unlimited data will remain unlimited and new customers/new plans with be limited.
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    I'm pretty sure the current customers who have unlimited web and data will get to keep it, that's how at&t did it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyseed View Post
    Just got the app and so far I've used 1.6 gigs of data. It's crazy when I had my blackberry i used approx 400 megs so i guess all the web surfing I do adds up.
    RIM compresses your dowloaded information on a ratio of 5:1 or 6:1. It also compresses your outgoing info too, but not until it hits the BIS. Therefore, it will have more usage via Verizon's usage meter.
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    Ya android devices use way more data for sure, I use more now than when I had my Storm. I don't regret it though, Android OS is better and the devices are more powerful than BlackBerry's.
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    I downloaded this and the red icon is constantly on the notification bar....any way to get rid of it?? I'm about to just uninstall the app....
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    Considering I came from a feature phone (on Verizon, anyways; an iPhone on AT&T) I was shocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allisonv7 View Post
    I downloaded this and the red icon is constantly on the notification bar....any way to get rid of it?? I'm about to just uninstall the app....
    Mine was there until I pulled the bar down and hit the clear button (top right). It's the only notification that's hung around even after opening the app.

    After you clear it once, it seems to stay gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bark8015 View Post
    Mine was there until I pulled the bar down and hit the clear button (top right). It's the only notification that's hung around even after opening the app.

    After you clear it once, it seems to stay gone.


    Great! That's the only time that an application had done that for me too .... I hadn't even noticed the clear button yet - Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by allisonv7 View Post
    Great! That's the only time that an application had done that for me too .... I hadn't even noticed the clear button yet - Thanks!
    I had my Inc for nearly a month before I saw that button. It's convenient if you've downloaded multiple apps/updates from the market, and you don't want to launch each one immediately after installing.
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    RIM compresses their data that's one of the reasons why data apps like web browsing or YouTube sucks on BB
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    I'm on a two week road trip. I steamed slacker for about 8 hours and it says I've only used 255mb. How often Does the data usage update?

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    From what I've seen, it usually updates at the end of the day; so the next day you'll get the previous day's usage.
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    I've seen up to a 48 hour delay in data updates, but that was when I had the Storm. Haven't been tracking it as closely since I mostly use wifi now.
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    Wish there was a way to change the data usage display from KB to MB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argent View Post
    Wish there was a way to change the data usage display from KB to MB
    If you mean to change it from KB to MB from my verizon ,yeah from my verizon home screen click on data use tab>view usage> scroll down near bottom, and you will see where you can click on "view data use in MB's"
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    Yeah, no I meant in the MyVerizon app

    I knew about that on the web page
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argent View Post
    Wish there was a way to change the data usage display from KB to MB
    this really annoys me as well.
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    I'd rather it show GB, or at least be user selectable. I'm currently using NetCounter, which is near real time, has user configurable day of month reset, and tracks WiFi usage. Works pretty good for me, no widget though, and I selected it to reset the same day of my billing cycle. No affiliation other than a satisfied user.
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    I use about 3.5 gb/month. The bulk of that is downloading daily podcasts via Google Listen over 3g. No wifi where I work. Once they put caps in place, I'll need to set GL to download only over wifi.
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