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Method to monitor data connection based on location [closed]

I was wondering if there was way to ping google.com (or any other stable site) and record my GPS location. It would then append the result of the ping, GPS position, and the time to a file on my ...
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Allow only specific apps to use cell data, only when on 3G

I use Tasker to sync every 30 mins when on 3G. I'm on a limited data plan, and the only apps I use constantly are browser, a Twitter app (Echofon) and Whatsapp. Is there a way to allow only these apps ...
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Lag when opening Data Manager Settings

Since I have a prepaid Internet/Data Plan, I need to turn off/on Data Connection frequently. But Navigating to Settings -> Data Manager takes at least 25-30s on my Moto Defy (2.2) device. What ...
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How to force phone to switch to faster mobile data network during file transfer

For some context, I am downloading Dragon Mobile Assistant which is a 40+ mb apk from the Google Play Store. I have an unreliable connection to Verizon Wireless' 3G mobile data network. If I am a few ...
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Lost all files on /sdcard when transfering files from PC

I just tried to transfer files from my PC (Win7) via USB MTP onto my Nexus7 which seemed to work as usual. When I tried to locate them on the tablet, I noticed that the complete /sdcard folder is ...
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How can I monitor and log data connection mode and rate, and log with location?

I would like to understand what connection type and theoretical data rate my phone is using for its data connection, and how it changes with different locations. I'm not looking for an actual data ...
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Google+ Background Data Usage

My 1GB data pack (3G) was running out a bit faster than normal, so I started investigating using the Data Usage tool (Android 4.1.2 Nexus S). That's when I found out the Google+ app had used 300 MB in ...
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Network connection lost when receiving or making a call using Samsung Galaxy S2

Recently noticing that while making or receiving a call, the net connection on the Galaxy S2 is lost. Once the call is over, the connection is restored automatically. OS is android 2.3.6 ...
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Block all connections except a single host server ? (block by server not by app)

My mobile company offers a free package for facebook with unlimited bandwidth , however when I open my 3G connection the mobile automatically connects to unknown servers (maybe google) and the mobile ...
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Data Network mode doesn't get activated on gingerbread 2.3.4

This happened all of a sudden. I could not start the 3g on my phone. The Data Network mode is always deactivated now. Although, when I go to Settings > Wireless and network settings > Mobile network ...
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USB Internet is not working in sleep mode

I am using Micromax Funbook Pro. The USB Internet connection gets disconnected after the system goes into sleep mode after 1 minute. I want to keep the connection alive. Please help.
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Restart data connection when stalled?

Occasionally the data connection of my mobile will stall, i.e. it still looks like it does have a data connection (either "H" or "G"), but no server can be contacted. (In particular, my ROM being a ...
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3G Modem sim on my Nexus S

I have a 3G modem, and have tried it's sim card in a couple different modens with success. However, I tried to put in on my Nexus S and use wifi tether, but it didn't work - although it seemed to ...
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Neo V with 4.0 ICS update — battery problem

My Sony Xperia Neo V battery performance has gone down very badly after upgrading to ICS. It mainly happens when I have my mobile data/internet turned on. How can I improve the battery performance?
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How can I disable mobile data connectivity on my Sanyo Zio?

I have a pay as you go Android phone. I only pay 10 dollars per 3 months (or something like that). That means that every cent counts before I run out of money. I want this phone for emergency reasons ...
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Should I disable mobile data while I'm connected to WiFi?

If WiFi is activated, the phone expends energy trying to find WiFi connections, even if I'm not using the internet. Is the same true for mobile data? Does the phone expend any energy trying to keep a ...
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Which service provides Facebook notifications and how to disable it to use mobile network

I'm having a bit of a problem trying to disable services from using mobile data connection on my Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean. I've disabled Facebook to use mobile data connection, but I'm still ...
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How to check internet connection every xx minutes and log the result?

I am having issues with internet connection - only at home and only sometimes. I want to debug it so I am looking for an application that would check the internet connection every xx minutes and log ...
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Wi-Fi and 3G connections auto enable after upgrade to ICS 4.0.3

Since I've upgraded to 4.0.3 my rooted Samsung Galaxy S2, Wi-Fi and/or 3G connections auto enable/disable. I've found a similar question asked here: Wi-fi is auto-enabling I'd be grateful if someone ...
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Do I need internet/3G to use GPS?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that has some problems with the GPS: If I use internet my navigation works but when I turn the 3G off, GPS does not work. Do I need internet/3G to use GPS?
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Is it possible for my mobile carrier to track my wifi usage and bill me accordingly?

I watch a lot of inspiration videos from TED (www.ted.com.au) on my new Galaxy S2 phone. However, I only do this when I am at home and can access my home wifi network. My home wifi and the phone's 3G ...
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Which consumes less battery: Wi-Fi or 2G data?

I just want to know what consumes less battery Wi-Fi or 2G Data. My battery last long for 12- 16 hours only. I know there are lots of application which continually running and fetching data from ...
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No data connection for 2G/3G on Xperia U

I have a Sony Xperia U. I had some problems with 2G/3G data connection when I bought it. After some configuration, power off/power, removing and reinserting SIM, things went all right. Now I've ...
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Is there a way to compare networks in terms of internet connection?

I want to compare two different networks and choose the "better one". Better could be that I want to find out if the one I want to switch to would handle VoIP applications, like a Skype call in ...
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Does disabling 3G while having WiFi save battery?

If I have WiFi enabled and 3G data disabled, does it save any battery relative to having both WiFi and 3G enabled? With WiFi enabled, I didn't know if 3G enabled would make any difference since it ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace, data network mode keeps deactivating itself

Every time i turn on my data network it deactivates itself within 5 mins ,any ideas anyone? i have a Samsung Galaxy ace.
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How to use XMPP/Jabber while switching between networks?

When running a Jabber client what happens (or what should happen) when switching networks (or when losing connectivity and the GSM/UMTS modem reconnects)? Can a mobile Android Jabber client (e.g. ...
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Android USB data/power over audio jack

Is it possible to connect my Android (Droid 2 Global) to my PC using an USB->Audio converter? Square is able to interface with their device over the audio jack on Android. iPod shuffles are ...
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How to check how much battery the data network is using?

How do I check how much battery the data network is using? When I enter Settings->About phone->Battery usage I get the following: Voice calls Android OS Display Android System Dialer Cell ...
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Why can't apps connect to the internet?

Running on both WiFi and mobile connection, the browser can connect to the internet ok but apps can not connect. What can cause this? Samsung Galaxy S
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Milestone outperforming Galaxy Nexus on mobile data connection speed

I recently switched from a Motorola Milestone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and it seems the quality of my mobile data connections drops considerably between the devices without any apparent reason. The ...
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Data voice calls app

Does a free app exist in the UK which can be installed on two android phones allowing you to make free data voice calls over an internet WiFi connection for free without having to register a new ...
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data packet automatically activated on gingerbread 2.3.6

I just upgraded my samsung galaxy SL to gingerbread 2.3.6 After that, everytime my data packet is automatically activated all the time. I switch off my mobile network data and lock my phone, and then ...
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How To Prevent Uploading From Interrupting When Screen Is Off?

When screen goes off, uploads get interrupted especially YouTube uploads and everytime i have to resume phone to continue uploads. The problem is that in case of YouTube, videos stutter which i assume ...
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How to schedule shutdown of a phone?

I want to use my phone as a wireless router. Since I am on a time-based data plan, I want the phone to automatically shutdown after a specified amount of time (or at least close the data connection ...
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How to improve tethering while travelling in a train?

While traveling in trains, I like to surf the internet via the mobile browser or via laptop that is usb tethered with the android phone. Many times I have realized that in rural areas with bad GSM ...
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Phone keeps downloading data with no user activity, where's the leak?

I've got a strange problem. My HTC Incredible running MIUI has a data leak of some sort. It downloaded over 4 GB's of data last month and I can't seem to figure out where it's coming from. I've ...
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How does Android chooses among multiple access points?

I have been doing a lot of research on this. Unfortunately I was not able to find how, by default, Android chooses among multiple access points. For instance, if a user walks into a mall and there ...
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Droid Bionic loses all data connectivity (Wifi & 3G/4G) intermittently. Software or hardware issue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the 3G connection drop issue happen on all Verizon 4G LTE handsets? Periodically (a few times a week), my Droid Bionic (stock Gingerbread 2.3.4) will lose ...
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Using Android/Desire as a bare bones GSM modem

Older GSM phones could be hooked up to a PC and you could access the baseband chip through e.g. minicom or hyperterminal and give it AT commands, usually through a serial/rs232 or USB connection ...
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Can I send / retrieve MMS messages via WiFi?

Is it possible to send / retrieve MMS messages via WiFi or is it mandatory to be connected to my provider via the mobile data connection? If a user has an active WiFi connection, what happens when ...
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How to enable non-3G data

After I got my mighty Fly-Ying FG8 I didn't care for mobile data, mostly due to the measly 5MB data plan with extortionate overage charges. I miss the occasional emails on the road, Waze navigation ...
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How can I disable cellular data on an Android device?

Can I easily disable cellular data on an Android device and just use Wi-Fi? Does this change based on whether or not I have root on the device?
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Why does Android disable HSDPA/EDGE communication while calling?

My ISP currently has a severe outage, which is why I'm tethering my Android phone and a MacBook over WiFi. The Android phone is a HTC Desire GSM running Cyanogen 7. I have a stable HSDPA/EDGE ...
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How to force the phone to connect to the internet?

I own Xperia Mini Pro which has Android 2.1-update1. I am facing an issue on Internet Connection. I downloaded the settings for my Edge Connection from my SIM services. Sometimes after downloading the ...
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How To Make Android Based Smartphone Consume Less Mobile Internet Bandwidth?

Control I want to have full control over applications and have them ask whether or not i allow them to access mobile internet. I also want to disable automatic updates but enable updates ...
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Preventing mobile data use for select apps on non-rooted phone?

I have a number of apps that are fairly chatty on the network, and with a limited data connection I would like these apps to not use the 3G connection (WiFi is fine). I know that rooting the phone ...
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Can I use 2 android phones as walkie talkie? (without internet!)

I want to use 2 (or more) android phones as walkie-talkie (i.e. they talk each other without needing internet/voice call). Of course this should work with WiFi, because it doesn't make much sense a ...
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Minimizing data usage for users with data caps

To reduce my phone bill, I recently switched from an unlimited plan to a prepaid plan which only has a 50 Mb data cap per month. I think that should be adequate for email, google voice, and ...
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What does it mean when the connectivity icons in the status bar go white/gray?

The connectivity icons (Data, Mobile Signal, Wifi) in the status bar on my Nexus S are normally green, but sometimes they go white. I can't seem to figure out what this means, as I still have a signal ...