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Rant My phone

Discussion in 'General' started by Cupboard, 16 May 2009.

  1. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I have a Windows Mobile phone, set up to get emails from an IMAP server, which largely it does fine. I have a data plan from O2 which is advertised as unlimited and has a small print acceptable use of 200MB.

    Yesterday evening, I get a text from O2 saying that so far this month (since the 27th) I have used 450MB data and if I go over 500MB I will get charged. Thinking this was a bit odd, I looked at the email app and sure enough it was downloading every single one of my 340 odd emails again, and this isn't the first time it has done this. I panic, turn on the WiFi and hoped for the best but get a message 30 seconds later saying something along the lines of "you need at least 17p to complete that transaction". This is odd, as I did have nearly £15 credit on my phone. :worried:

    Sure enough, my phone has blitzed its way through all 500MB and then £15 of data, leaving me with the grand total balance of £0.00. Great, thanks phone! :duh:

    For information, O2 charge £2.94 per MB of data so actually I might have gone over by as little 5MB
     
  2. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Well that's not unlimited in any way, shape, or form, I'd be pissed off at O2 as well.
     
  3. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    200MB on a pay as you go phone? Boo hoo...

    Switch to pop3 and tell it to leave a copy of the message on the server and tell it to delete the copies every 2 days or however long between you getting to your PC to view them properly.
     
  4. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Thing is, it should only use data when I get a new email shouldn't it? I think the problem is the email app randomly deciding to re-download all emails.
    It is fairly clear that O2 do have an acceptable use policy, that it is advertised as unlimited is rather rude though.
     
  5. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    To be honest, aren't they being quite generous if their FUP states 200MB and they've allowed you 500MB?

    "Unlimited" claims, especially on mobile contracts, always need to be taken with a pinch of salt as there is usually FUP. £3 per MB is extortionate, though.
     
  6. prosser13

    prosser13 Hasn't got a Dremel!

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    I've got a Windows Mobile phone too - mine doesn't refresh the inbox unlike yours though, merely downloads new messages apart from the first time when it downloads the first 50 messages from the inbox, so I'd advice a different email client. :)
     
  7. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    prosser13: That is exactly what it is supposed to do! It just doesn't sometimes :(
    Oh well, on the plus side I am not on a contract so have avoided running up a massive bill without noticing.
     
  8. lex90

    lex90 Minimodder

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    lol i pay 10 euros a month for real unlimited data at 3.6mbps. The customer service even encouraged me to stream internet radio rather than use the real thing.
     

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