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help me, about the 'unlimited' data

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5:44 am
February 21, 2012


kukuxcs

Newbie

posts 1

i am new guy in montreal
i want to know the 711 'unlimited' data can use in the " google maps, talkbox , ,,, "

thanks very much


11:40 am
February 21, 2012


Laridae

Ontario – using Android phone

Member

posts 77

Actually it's not data anymore, just unlimited browsing which is all they ever officially offered.
So browsing just means going to websites with your browser – so you can at least get your gMail from the gMail website, for example.

The unlimited data was an unannounced perk that we got for about 3 months but it's over now. SO never acknowledged we could get it, and afaik never even officially mentioned it. So now we're just back to getting what we paid for, and no more ;-(( Desole

2:03 pm
February 21, 2012


iamdrumming

Niagara Falls

Moderator

posts 1840

Exactly as stated. There was never unlimited data offered. Only unlimited browsing. Big difference.

1:43 am
February 23, 2012


mechman600

Surrey, BC

Member

posts 49

With an iPhone correctly configured, you can still use the maps app, email app, Facebook app, YouTube, etc. The only apps that do not work on the SO browsing plan are instant messaging apps, like Whatsapp, iMessenger, etc., and push notifications in all apps are intermittent at best. It may not be a "for real" data plan, but for $10/month it's actually pretty good. I have WiFi at home, work and many other places I go, and on WiFi my iPhone is fully functional.
I am really hoping that our 3-month data freebie period was a test for an upcoming SO data plan offering, similar to Rogers. Here's hoping!

6:01 am
February 23, 2012


Laridae

Ontario – using Android phone

Member

posts 77

I forgot to mention that I'm on Android so that's how it works for me.
Sounds like iPhone is different, better, in this case.
So, depending on what phone you have, there's your answer. YMMV

And, yes, I hope they enable data again too. I was kind of getting used to it. Maybe that was the whole idea!

10:48 pm
February 27, 2012


mr deeds

texas

Member

posts 43

if your on android the "browsing" limitations is a minor hiccup.

Just root your phone. (google doomlord one click root for gingerbread androids)

Download autoproxy app from the market and set up the same apn settings into the autoproxy app.

You will have a wide variety of apps that will work using the autoproxy app.

10:47 am
February 28, 2012


curt

AB

Member

posts 6

Would a nexus have to be rooted to run autoproxy? I don't know if I did something wrong, but I tried without rooting and got an error.

7:31 am
February 29, 2012


tyes01

Member

posts 16

curt said:

Would a nexus have to be rooted to run autoproxy? I don't know if I did something wrong, but I tried without rooting and got an error.


yes google phones have to be rooted to run autoproxy.

1:39 pm
March 6, 2012


harvey

Member

posts 32

The only thing I've noticed that doesn't work is the Night Sky iPhone app. It must download the sky map in a different way than the Map app. People say you can't download an app from the Apple App Store – haven't tried it myself. Podcasts and music might be affected, too.