[kwlug-disc] Android Users Help!

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sat Apr 7 00:39:50 EDT 2012


Interesting. Didn't know that. (Don't have Android, but keep getting 
asked about it.)

So, references to 'data' have nothing to do with 'using data' (i.e. not 
just voice / call? Or rather, data does not mean using 'bytes', e.g. 
internet?) Assuming wi-fi is turned on (and available), and data turned 
off, internet browsing is still possible? 'Data' is really just turning 
a 'byte conduit' on when outside of wi-fi range (and uses the cellular 
data side of things)?

Assuming data is on, and wi-fi turned on and active, will the phone 
prefer the 'wi-fi' 'byte conduit' over the 'data' (cellular) 'byte conduit'?

Are there any good links to explanation on this sort of thing?

TIA!



On 4/7/2012 12:14 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> My phone does that automatically.
>
> I have data turned off. I walk into KWLUG and it connects to Wifi, I go
> to Misty Mountain it connects to wifi, I return home and it connects to
> Wifi.
>
> Nothing special at all. No app needed.
>
> On Apr 7, 2012 12:09 AM, "unsolicited" <unsolicited at swiz.ca
> <mailto:unsolicited at swiz.ca>> wrote:
>
>     Right, but the question was oriented towards being hands free.
>     Wander into an area with a wi-fi AP you know about, use data. When
>     you haven't wandered into such an area, don't use data. Hands free.
>
>     Possible?
>
>     On 4/6/2012 7:20 PM, Raul Suarez wrote:
>
>         i just go to "settings / data usage" and turn off data.
>
>         That's it .
>
>         Raul
>
>         Michael Savage<msavage at golden.net <mailto:msavage at golden.net>>
>           wrote:
>
>             How do I control Android so that it only uses data when wi-fi is
>             available, not the carrier? Bonus points if set by Application.
>
>             Help / explanatory links, appreciated!
>
>             TIA,
>             Mike
>
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