to the BBC, a number of Windows Phone 7 users are
reporting that their devices are sending and receiving phantom data, eating
away at their monthly data plans.
Most complaints are U.S.-based, where devices are blowing through 30 to 50MB of
data every day. A 1GB data cap would be reached within 20 days at this rate.
"I received an e-mail from AT&T saying that I was close to my 2GB data
limit which truly shocked me as I feel I do not use data that much," one
user told Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows. "I
went and looked at my AT&T account online and noticed that my phone was
sending huge chunks of data seemingly in patterns."
Another user noticed 2-5MB of idle data usage per hour.
Microsoft is aware of the problem. "We are investigating this issue to
determine the root cause and will update with information and guidance as it
becomes available," a Microsoft spokesperson told BBC.
While the cause has not been determined, some have speculated that it may be
related to the WP7 devices sending feedback to Microsoft about the software, or
that the phones are staying connected to 3G even when Wi-Fi is available.
At CES, Microsoft CEO said that WP7 would soon be receiving "a series of platform improvements" based on
quote: in order to defend their precious MS when other companies would be being torn to shreds
quote: Indeed, if data caps didn't exist, how long until this would have shown up or been an issue, and how much would the networks have been affected?
quote: With all these devices accessing the network and sending/receiving data, does that make the network run faster or slower for everyone
quote: Who do you think is going to pay for mobile networks to be run? Who do you think invested in the networks in first place to get them up and running?
quote: First, please quote where I claimed perfection.waiting....waiting...waiting..waiting.Ok, so now we're passed that silliness.
quote: You do realize that those speed tests are not the whole picture? Most are small or emerging economies. Most Only recently adopting some sort of economic system. Can't think of it off of the top of my head. Begins with c I think... :o)
quote: We have diverted away from my initial point tho. However, seeing as we are here. I am not saying that capitalism is perfect, in fact, I'll often be arguing that changes are needed. However, I am aware that it is pretty much the best system that there is at the moment, and it's done the USA pretty well, overall. How's it's implemented and used, might need a bit of tinkering, but there you go.
quote: The point still remains, however, that 2 people made up woeful excuses for MS, on a board that is incredibly hostile to anyone who writes anything about Apple, and revel in anything that is negative about Apple too.
quote: For the record, I've never bought an apple product, and only have Intel powered windows laptops in my home, as well as a PS3, but there you go.
quote: I don't know why you seem to have it stuck in your head that I am an Apple
quote: Or that I am upset because MS isn't being attacked, because I am a sore Apple fanboy who wants to see MS attacked for no reason.
quote: The rest of your comments are contradictory gibberish, where you clam to say that you aren't anti-capitalist, but also say screw capitalism?
quote: You say that you just want technology to grow but you seem to think that it can researched, created, produced and supported funded by magic beans and fairy dust?
quote: I don't think there's anywhere else to go with this you just seem to have a fetish for typing nonsense and going around in circles, ignoring the basics of what I'm saying or have said