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  1.    #1  
    Hi
    I have seen this in a few other postings althoguh not seen the answer yet.

    After connecting to the internet to check something, I goto another app and there is an umbrella, green arrows and the signal strength.

    I then worry that I am still somehow downloading data to the phone and running a bill which means I panic and turn the phone off and then on again to ensure I am not connected.

    Is there a simpler away to work out if I am downloading data?
    Can I disconnect simply from gprs?

    And how can check how much data I download the ##xxx thing does not work on orange

    thanks in advance

    Rich
  2. #2  
    Rich, everyone (and Orange when I phoned them) now says that the Green Arrows are GPRS (the manual is wrong) , which means that you are NOT paying except for what you are specifically downloading - i.e. you pay for amount downloaded rather than timeconnected (can stay connected all day if needed).

    Nevertheless you can disconnect without turning the phone on and off by going to preferences-network-disconnect.

    Jon
  3. #3  
    Hi,

    At the moment theres no way of seeing how much data you have used, i'm sure by phoneing 150 you should be able to be told... but i don't know if Orange will be able to tell you yet.

    As for disconnecting, the way i'm doing it is, Prefs --> Network -- Disconnect. It seems to work


    Ta
    W
  4. #4  
    or if you splash out and buy snappermail..which is expensive but a great email programme...it has an auto disconnect option after you've downloaded your email..youcan also use it for the browser disconnect too
  5. #5  
    I've received an SMS today from Orange France telling me that I've surpassed the default 5 Mb for the current bill period. Which started at Oct 22 and I thought I had been really cautious with downloading.

    Oh well, I better switch to the new 10 Mb Orange World plan. Why oh why there are no unlimited data plans in Europe?
  6.    #6  
    When I bought the phone the orange representative showed me an instore list of an unlimited gprs package but it still was bounded by a "fair usage policy". This seemed strange that they called it unlimited and they would not specify how many mb I was limited to it. I think it was 50 pounds a month + vat or thereabouts. It was under their business plans.

    thanks for the advice, just have to work out how to get web usage faster.
    Is there a way to get blazer to work faster. I have pics turned off, can you make it black and white perhaps?
    Will blazer 3.0 run faster with a proxy?
    What proxy is best?
    What memory management settings are best?

    Or is there a quicker net program?
    Someone mentioned WapMan at the orange shop. Is this better?

    so many questions, such a little powerful device...

    thanks

    Rich
  7. #7  
    Originally posted by rich1221
    Hi


    I then worry that I am still somehow downloading data to the phone and running a bill which means I panic and turn the phone off and then on again to ensure I am not connected.

    From the Orange UK web site 'To establish a network connection, the GPRS terminal will only need to conduct a set-up session once, which takes one to two seconds, with the terminal then staying on-line but without using any network resource.'

    See:

    http://www.orange.co.uk/business/sma...logy/gprs.html

    I'd been leaving the connection on and found it to be very stable, dropping perhaps once a day or so. Even so, I'm now using potatoho's TreoHelper, which reconnects automatically in the event of a disruption to reception. The software, which is free, has lots of other functions too; check it out:

    http://rallypilot.sourceforge.net/treohelper.html

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/tc...-t33249/s.html

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