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Molly_minor
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:20 am    Post subject: Data usage seems very high Reply with quote

Hi
I have just changed phone from iPhone to Android (Samsung S6), after undertaking a couple of journeys to Daventry and Norwich from home in Southend on Sea, I can see that my mobile data usage has shot up with some 240 - 250mb being seen for these two journeys.

I have disabled the auto zoom function and set a zoom level manually by pinching etc. This is not particularly granular, but I am concerned about the level of data used. Is it that the device is caching map data, as new, or can I expect to see this ongoing, as this is a real concern at this rate? I do have a 1Gb allowance but two journeys and 25% used!

The iPhone never used this much data :-(

Any advice or guidance gratefully received

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave up using the map version on my Samsung phone as I found data usage high, I use it just in camera view mode now which uses no data, but can be difficult to identify upcoming cameras as arrows can point in all directions.

Google maps has just started allowing the local area to be held on your handset, not very helpful when out of the locality, and the map had to be re- downloaded regularly from what I can see.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just changed from a Windows phone to Android and have started using CamerAlert which I'm impressed with so far. My thoughts are, does it really matter where the precise location of the camera is? - if you get an alert then make sure you're driving at the legal speed.

I also intend using it not to show map because I've also just installed CoPilot which worked well on my Windows phone. The map is downloaded to phone so doesn't use any data during journey.

CoPilot is on offer at moment reduced from 19.99 to 15.99.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That seems VERY high. Are you sure it's just CamerAlert using that data?!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be using google drive along side it that would explain the high data usage
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alix776 wrote:
Could be using google drive along side it that would explain the high data usage


Just to clarify, I'm pretty certain that Windows Boy Alix means "Google Navigation" and not the online file storage system "Google Drive" Wink
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