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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 ...
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Disable Data connection automatically

I own an Optimus One. I want the Data Connection to go off, everytime I lock the keypad. For that, now, I manually go to Setting--> Wireless & networks--> Mobile Networks--> Data Enable. Is there ...
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Does anyone have experience wireshark running on Samsung Galaxy Tab? (Verizon)

I need to get detailed request data times on Samsung Galaxy Tab on Verison network. Does anyone know what is invovled in getting Shark to run on this device?
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How do I put back 3G data connection

Maybe a month ago I set my device to use only wifi for data connection. Now, with a bigger data package, I try to find where I can put back 3G for data connection. I didn't do any fancy tricks nor # ...
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1answer
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Does google voice require a data plan to place calls?

I own a Nexus S and will be travelling to US on a business trip. I will have a T-Mobile prepaid connection and intend to use Google Voice to make and receive calls. Since I am currently outside the ...
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Minimal Internet usage on an Android phone

I am considering buying an Android phone and hence the question about Internet usage. How much Internet bandwidth can I expect to use if I want to enable syncing of contacts, calendar, email, etc. ...
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Email client that restricts certain accounts to particular connection types, e.g. company WiFi at work, 3G/GPRS for personal

Is there such an email account whereby in the account settings, one can choose which connection types that the account can use? Would like this feature so that checking personal email goes through ...
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Which music-ID app uses less data? Soundhound or Shazam?

I've found Shazam and Soundhound to be pretty much identical in terms of accuracy when identifying music, however I tried monitoring each app's usage with 3G Watchdog but couldn't get a clear winner ...
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My phone hates 2G + Sd Card

my HTC Wildfire with CM7 - RC4, doesn't like a combination of two things: Data enabled on a 2G Network SD Card inserted. When these two conditions are met, either the phone will slow down to a ...
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How do I enable Mobile Data only for select apps on a rooted phone?

Unfortunately my carrier charges €0.10 per MB of data -- and I've found out the hard way that Android is a data hog. As a result I keep my mobile data almost exclusively off. Is there a way, perhaps ...
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Does APNdroid eat battery?

Someone suggested that APNdroid will cause your battery to drain because your phone is continually attempting to connect to the disabled APN. Makes sense, but I wonder if there's something I'm ...
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Is my Samsung Galaxy Tab using wireless or 3G?

I recently got a Galaxy Tab #G from Verizon, but I'm cheap so I only got the 1GB data-plan. How do I know if the Tab is using the wireless connection I'm connected to, or if it's still trying to use ...
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What is an unsupported unsolicited response code 11016?

My UK Nexus S (Android 2.3.2) has real problems sustaining a reliable data connection on 3G even when I have a full signal in London. Connections time out or pages/tweets/whatever load exceptionally ...
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What system app stores the cellular network settings?

Before installing a new ROM, I backed up all data from my system apps using Titanium. I installed the new ROM, and also put in a new SIM card from a different network (so it was in on first boot-up ...
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How to force network operator selection once and for all?

I'm using HTC Desire running stock Android 2.2 (with HTCs enhancements). There's a network operation selection in Settings / Wireless & netwokrs / Mobile networks / Network operators, which allows ...
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How do I avoid problems when going from Wi-Fi to cell data connection (3G)?

I have my phone (Droid X) connected to my home Wi-Fi network, but when I leave it can take applications (Google Maps, Rhapsody, etc) probably 10-15 minutes before they function normally without either ...
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How can I prevent my phone from using any kind of internet?

I have a weird plan and my phone went over its bandwidth usage this month... mostly just syncing up with Gmail, Twitter etc. So right now, every 5 minutes or so, my phone is telling me that it has ...
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Deferring GSM data connection

Frequently I am in the range of WiFi. Still when waking up my phone (Motorola Milestone) it usually makes a GSM data connection (visible in the top bar), and only after few seconds the WiFi connection ...
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Can I use an Android phone without an Internet access plan?

I'm interested in buying an Android phone for Xmas. Currently my pick is LG Optimus One. I will be using it without any Internet access plan, only using Wifi wherever possible. Some questions that I ...