Correcting myself!(Posted anonymously) "..it's eat through your data fairly quickly." should read
"it'll eat through your data fairly quickly." + "..the phone will come an MTN SIM." should read "the phone will come with an MTN SIM."
AnonD-247970, 26 Mar 2014Hi, I'm considering buying this phone (RSA), but am concerned about the data usage. Can someon... moreAnnette, I've contributed to some of the RSA posts here recently. You're asking a very general question, as only you'll know exactly what you use the phone for - if for eg. you get a lot of mail with attachments, then sure, it's eat through your data fairly quickly.
I suggest a few things:
Likely that wherever you buy it, the phone will come an MTN SIM. You can use either Cell C or Telkom Mobile 3G prepaid instead, if wherever you're based, your signals are strong enough - test out with prepaid SIMs that cost nothing or next to nothing. You get more data for less through them ; but have either/both MTN or Vodacom SIMs as backup, in case you're totally reliant on 3G (ie don't have Wi-Fi access), or need to guarantee a signal in SA.
You can put an app like this from the Play Store on the phone : Data ON-OFF https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.miabit.android.dataonoff
Not used it myself, as link up via Wi-Fi most of the time, but try it out.
Use Opera Mini for browsing as much as you can, as that compresses the data. The GMail app works well, so if using that service, allow it to sync about 2-10 days worth of mails at a time - I find it to use a nominal amount via Wi-Fi, but Twitter can add up quickly with all the refreshed pages.
Note that a more compelling thing to consider is whether you're prepared for a phone that has only 512 MB RAM as internal memory, as it suffers somewhat from lag the more apps you put on (even taking into account those you can move to SD card), but for the price, most of us live with it! Good luck, but I'm sure you'll be fine.
Hi, I'm considering buying this phone (RSA), but am concerned about the data usage. Can someone tell me if the data usage is high? If so, can it be managed or not? Tx :)
Does anyone know where I can download Android OS updater on my PC so I can upgrade the OS from Jellybean 4.1 to 4.3?
kena, 25 Mar 2014I thought it has a document viewer. so how can I view my documents?just go check your playstore and such for an app king soft it will help yo
my phone acsend y300 is locked? i forgot my patteren for unlocking i tried lot's of patrens now my phone is asking to go with your email:? now what i do?
kena, 25 Mar 2014I thought it has a document viewer. so how can I view my documents?install adobe reader is available on play store
I got this one last week here in Switzerland. Paid $40,- and I got $ 10,- phone credit. For that kind of money it is an amazing deal. It's not an iPhone or Samsung, but for 5 percent of the price it delivers 90 percent of the tricks! Their home-made OS takes a bit getting used to, but in the end it is largely logical and practical. Runs a whole day, and charge overnight, no problem. If you take pictures under good circumstances (bright light) you won't be disappointed. And if taking pictures is THAT important, then maybe you should get a proper camera, right?.
just bought the fone today downloaded my whatsapp and my BBM and its working lekker i must say its a very good fone for its price range i dnt regret buying it
Colonel Custard, 25 Mar 2014Shot a lot... That cell broadcast thing did the trick :-) Thank you so much! Pleasure - glad you checked back & managed to sort it out ; it is a highly annoying thing eMpTyN did!
It's cheap for it's price but the problem is, when i talk with someone, sometimes i don't hear him/her or she/he don't hear me for a time, and it happens often, what is the problem? Please help me.
I want to see pics that my friends send me. Except that I had it turned off when I got the phone. Now I want to see pics people send me. How can I turn it on again.
signed EMU CREEK
Colonel Custard, 23 Mar 2014This is a great phone for its price! It can handle almost any app that my Galaxy S3 can.
I... moreAlso bought this in RSA, and managed to disable this unwanted & annoying 'feature' when I first got the phone - trust MTN to do something like this! Don't know if I remember everything I did, but to start with: Find & click-on the Cell Broadcast app (should be on the phone already), then Settings (click the 3 horiz. stripes bottom right of phone) & within Channel configuration (final heading), untick MTN ZONE 50.
I've de-selected everything else within that app as well, especially Vocal alert messages (unticked)& Alert reminder (Off).
Then also consider like I did : Settings - Manage Apps - scroll across to 'All' - then down to 'Cell broadcasts' - I Disabled that app.
Why I state 'consider', is that the above might affect other functions you want on the phone, but I personally couldn't care for Cell broadcasts in any form - almost sure unticking the MTN ZONE 50 will prevent you from getting woken up at night !
Don't think I needed to touch the myMTNza app - in fact, just checked & see that within the Settings etc., see that app still enabled + to show notifications, but disabling the Cell broadcast one did the trick.
I'll check in, in next day or two, so if anything else, post + I'll try help you out. Mooiloop!
k, 23 Mar 2014Forget the box ,just see the phone .Man I so wish I could help u I had the same voice prblem now I'm trying to recall how I got to it as now I'm juggling that whatsapp and that voice but I'll findout how deleted it
This is a great phone for its price! It can handle almost any app that my Galaxy S3 can.
I just have one question: At random times (usually at night while I'm sleeping) a "mobile broadcast" keeps popping up saying zone xyz %, xyz %. Not only is it displayed on the screen, but there is a woman's voice speaking the notification. I've tried turning off all wifi connections and gps connections, but it hasn't helped. I'm on MTN South Africa. Please could someone help me urgently?