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    Default Be careful using Google's "Field Trip" app

    I learned about Field Trip on a podcast. It's an app that knows where you are at and points out interesting information about attractions around you.

    I downloaded it to my wife's phone and turned it on while we driving from L.A. to San Jose. We had about 2 hours left in our trip but I didn't pay much attention to it, wanting to to use it when we arrived.

    When we arrived I noticed that the phone was hot. I also noticed that she got a message from Verizon stating that she was near the limit on her data. After some investigation I was able to figure out that Field Trip had consumed about 800 megabytes of data in that 2 hours of travel. Now my wife was near her data limit with 7 days left in the billing period. She was not a happy camper.

    So, if you decide to use Field Trip or the associated game Ingress beware of the data consumption factor. It's huge.
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    Default Re: Be careful using Google's "Field Trip" app

    Or come over to sprint, and not worry about it!

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    Default Re: Be careful using Google's "Field Trip" app

    That's Verizon issue, the app was doing what is supposed to. That being said, take the advice of the op.

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    Default Re: Be careful using Google's "Field Trip" app

    It's hard to use a lot of data on sprint when over 90% of it's network isn't LTE.
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    I would recommend Sprint too, but when my 3G speeds on Sprint were less then then 450kb about 95% of the time, unlimited is pointless when its not usable for anything!
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    Default Re: Be careful using Google's "Field Trip" app

    You can add a block of data to you plan for a month if you are worried about going over. I think it is 10 for two gb. Cheaper than the overage

    Otherwise...

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