Bradmak

When I connect my galaxy ace to the internet via wifi router how do I know that I am on the net via wifi and not the phones data network??

Most Useful Answer Treab  Apr. 7, 2012 at 15:49

Or you could tell the op how to switch off mobile data when on wifi to ensure they dont use it ;)

but no you go off topic... bad form... very bad form :p

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 13:21

With wifi connected the GSM radio should shut up ;)Some phones, however have had bugs where the wifi connection died when the phone went to sleep... best is to try it out carefully when you have a new phone. Check your data balance, then download something small and check your balance again...

Bradmak  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:54

With wifi connected the GSM radio should shut up ;)Some phones, however have had bugs where the wifi connection died when the phone went to sleep... best is to try it out carefully when you have a new phone. Check your data balance, then download something small and check your balance again...

Forgive me but I am a newbie to smart phones. I understand what you mean by GSM radio however how do I know if it has shut off & is this shutting off definitive for "phones data network" usage. Also not able to get upto date data usage from phone service provider :-(

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 09:53

Sorry.
Yes, with wifi on, mobile data oughta be off (you can still receive calls and texts).
There are a number of free and paid-for apps in the Play Store that keep track of your data traffic. Netqin security, 3G watchdog ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.rgruet.android.g3watchdog&hl=en ) or this => https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radioopt.widget&hl=en

Out of curiosity: what is your network? Even here on irish networks you can check your data usage via ussd code right from your phone...

Pondlife  Apr. 7, 2012 at 13:56

ussd code?

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:00

ussd code?
I second, UUSD code?

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:02

Google helped me, they're *1234# style codes for checking balance etc.

Pondlife  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:03

Not used or seen the Ace but isn't there a sort of wedge shape on the status bar that varies in colour while wifi is on and up/down arrows for data when on 3g?

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:07

Not used or seen the Ace but isn't there a sort of wedge shape on the status bar that varies in colour while wifi is on and up/down arrows for data when on 3g?
Yeah, well that's what it's like on all the other Android devices I've used (including the S2, which has TouchWiz, same as the Ace).

Pondlife  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:08

Google helped me, they're *1234# style codes for checking balance etc.

Ah, not aware of any for checking anything over here though.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:19

No neither am I, apparently all GSM networks have the capability to do it, it's just a matter of whether they choose to activate the feature or not.

Pondlife  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:20

Not used or seen the Ace but isn't there a sort of wedge shape on the status bar that varies in colour while wifi is on and up/down arrows for data when on 3g?
Yeah, well that's what it's like on all the other Android devices I've used (including the S2, which has TouchWiz, same as the Ace).


Cool :)
Seems easier than worrying about codes and things then.
Is the Power Control Widget default android too? I never remember what CM added.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:23

Erm, I'm not sure if the power control widget is stock Android or not. I've never had much to do with Nexus devices so I rarely use true stock Android. I know it's there on CM9 on my S2, though that doesn't help much.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:38

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:43

Jan, was it you on Twitter saying you've used a One X now?

Not that I ever go off topic...

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 14:56

Jan, was it you on Twitter saying you've used a One X now?

Not that I ever go off topic...


No hahaha I said "I must resist going next door to try it" :)) Carphone Warehouse got it in today ;)
I have resisted

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 15:01

Don't resist :p...I want to know what it's like compared to the One S. I only had time to use the One X the other day, I'm so close to buying one, it really is a lovely device.

Pondlife  Apr. 7, 2012 at 15:02

Boo hiss boo

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 15:06

Boo hiss boo
What are you on about :p?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 15:09

Yes, I'm afraid if I walk the 25 steps now, I will come out with a One X and no money :D

Pondlife  Apr. 7, 2012 at 15:18

Boo hiss boo
What are you on about :p?


I'm booing this resistance, it's very bad form Jan.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 15:23

Yes, I'm afraid if I walk the 25 steps now, I will come out with a One X and no money :D
I want a One X...I also want to see the official specs for the S3. I'm avoiding phone shops for a while, I'll end up £450 worse off and the owner of a One X, I know what I'm like.



Over the past 2 years, out of Samsung and HTC (the two main Android manufacturers), the first to market with their flagship device has had the most successful Android device that year, regardless of technical hardware specification.

2010: The HTC Desire beat the Galaxy S to market, despite being technically inferior it was still regarded as the best Android device of 2010.

2011: The Samsung Galaxy S2 beat the HTC Sensation to market, it was technically superior and was also the best Android device of 2011.

2012: The HTC One X beat the Samsung Galaxy S3 to market, it was technically superior/inferior and was/wasn't the best Android device of 2012...(delete as appropriate in a few months time...)

Treab  Apr. 7, 2012 at 15:49

Or you could tell the op how to switch off mobile data when on wifi to ensure they dont use it ;)

but no you go off topic... bad form... very bad form :p

Pondlife  Apr. 7, 2012 at 15:59

I said it was no use he'd find us here. :p

Treab  Apr. 7, 2012 at 16:03

I said it was no use he'd find us here. :p

are you drunk again?

Pondlife  Apr. 7, 2012 at 16:30

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