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Old 03-23-2012, 02:41 PM
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Default Where is my 3G data coming from?


Reachout Wireless switched my Verizon activation from their plain LG
VX4650 phone to my LG VS660 Android. After activation, 3G data was
available and I was able to surf the Internet and get GPS and weather
updates.

However, Reachout Wireless claims that they don't offer Internet
access. Can someone tell me who is providing the 3G data access and
how I will be charged for it if I keep using it? BTW, I turned 3G off
for now. Thanks.

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:09 PM
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On 3/23/2012 6:41 AM, M.L. wrote:

> However, Reachout Wireless claims that they don't offer Internet
> access. Can someone tell me who is providing the 3G data access and
> how I will be charged for it if I keep using it? BTW, I turned 3G off
> for now. Thanks.


Reachout charges $1.25/MB. It's in their terms and conditions. Pretty
expensive but okay for very occasional use.

"Data: The rates to send or receive Data using your REACHOUT WIRELESS™
handset is $1.25 per megabyte."
<https://www.reachoutmobile.com/terms.php>

Reachout is a pretty good deal for voice but not for data or texting.

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:21 PM
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>> However, Reachout Wireless claims that they don't offer Internet
>> access. Can someone tell me who is providing the 3G data access and
>> how I will be charged for it if I keep using it? BTW, I turned 3G off
>> for now. Thanks.

>
>Reachout charges $1.25/MB. It's in their terms and conditions. Pretty
>expensive but okay for very occasional use.
>
>"Data: The rates to send or receive Data using your REACHOUT WIRELESS™
>handset is $1.25 per megabyte."
><https://www.reachoutmobile.com/terms.php>
>
>Reachout is a pretty good deal for voice but not for data or texting.


Thanks for your reply. Somehow the cellular Internet access I was
getting has stopped.

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:25 PM
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>>> However, Reachout Wireless claims that they don't offer Internet
>>> access. Can someone tell me who is providing the 3G data access and
>>> how I will be charged for it if I keep using it? BTW, I turned 3G off
>>> for now. Thanks.

>>
>>Reachout charges $1.25/MB. It's in their terms and conditions. Pretty
>>expensive but okay for very occasional use.
>>
>>"Data: The rates to send or receive Data using your REACHOUT WIRELESS™
>>handset is $1.25 per megabyte."
>><https://www.reachoutmobile.com/terms.php>
>>
>>Reachout is a pretty good deal for voice but not for data or texting.

>
>Thanks for your reply. Somehow the cellular Internet access I was
>getting has stopped.


Spoke too soon. When I enabled Mobile Networks the 1x icon showed up.

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Old 03-28-2012, 01:41 AM
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On 3/27/2012 2:25 PM, M.L. wrote:
>
>
>>>> However, Reachout Wireless claims that they don't offer Internet
>>>> access. Can someone tell me who is providing the 3G data access and
>>>> how I will be charged for it if I keep using it? BTW, I turned 3G off
>>>> for now. Thanks.
>>>
>>> Reachout charges $1.25/MB. It's in their terms and conditions. Pretty
>>> expensive but okay for very occasional use.
>>>
>>> "Data: The rates to send or receive Data using your REACHOUT WIRELESS™
>>> handset is $1.25 per megabyte."
>>> <https://www.reachoutmobile.com/terms.php>
>>>
>>> Reachout is a pretty good deal for voice but not for data or texting.

>>
>> Thanks for your reply. Somehow the cellular Internet access I was
>> getting has stopped.

>
> Spoke too soon. When I enabled Mobile Networks the 1x icon showed up.


On Android you need to be very careful because some apps use data
surreptitiously for advertising.

If you root your phone and install Droidwall you can stop this sort of
thing from happening. I keep my mobile data turned off when not in use.

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Old 03-28-2012, 01:48 PM
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>>>>> However, Reachout Wireless claims that they don't offer Internet
>>>>> access. Can someone tell me who is providing the 3G data access and
>>>>> how I will be charged for it if I keep using it? BTW, I turned 3G off
>>>>> for now. Thanks.
>>>>
>>>> Reachout charges $1.25/MB. It's in their terms and conditions. Pretty
>>>> expensive but okay for very occasional use.
>>>>
>>>> "Data: The rates to send or receive Data using your REACHOUT WIRELESS™
>>>> handset is $1.25 per megabyte."
>>>> <https://www.reachoutmobile.com/terms.php>
>>>>
>>>> Reachout is a pretty good deal for voice but not for data or texting.


$1250. per GB is outrageous.

>>> Thanks for your reply. Somehow the cellular Internet access I was
>>> getting has stopped.

>>
>> Spoke too soon. When I enabled Mobile Networks the 1x icon showed up.

>
>On Android you need to be very careful because some apps use data
>surreptitiously for advertising.
>
>If you root your phone and install Droidwall you can stop this sort of
>thing from happening. I keep my mobile data turned off when not in use.


I already had Droidwall installed and had Mobile Networks turned off.
I was just curious about why I was able to enable a feature I never
asked for.

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Old 03-28-2012, 02:56 PM
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On 3/28/2012 5:48 AM, M.L. wrote:

> I already had Droidwall installed and had Mobile Networks turned off.
> I was just curious about why I was able to enable a feature I never
> asked for.


Will the carrier disable data?

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Old 03-29-2012, 04:42 PM
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>> I already had Droidwall installed and had Mobile Networks turned off.
>> I was just curious about why I was able to enable a feature I never
>> asked for.

>
>Will the carrier disable data?


At this point it doesn't matter as long as I can disable the feature
myself. Besides, I find it rather convenient that I can enable it as
needed and have the $1.25/MB charges subtracted from my minutes @
20˘/min.

BTW, the last time I enabled the Mobile Networks feature I got a 3G
icon instead of the usual 1x icon.

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