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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer  (Source: Reuters)
Microsoft is investigating cause of phantom data menace

According 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 user feedback.





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Just further proof...
By frobizzle on 1/11/2011 8:30:15 AM , Rating: 4
Although no one likely needs to be reminded (except the wireless providers, apparently,) this is just another example of why data caps are wrong!




RE: Just further proof...
By strikeback03 on 1/11/2011 8:45:18 AM , Rating: 2
From a more practical to the customer point of view, they should be getting significantly better battery life if there phone isn't needlessly sending that much data.

That said, I'll be interested to find out whether this just ends up being user error. Someone not considering that listening to a lot of Zune pass does use data or something like that.


RE: Just further proof...
By Souka on 1/11/2011 6:00:50 PM , Rating: 5
Co-worker: "Look, I don't have any apps running but why is my bandwidth useage so high? Oh and my battery doesn't seem to last very long either"

Me: I noticed earbuds attached to the phone, so I cleared my throat and asked... "What are you listening to?"

Co-worker: "Pandora, it's great!"

*sigh*


RE: Just further proof...
By The Imir of Groofunkistan on 1/11/2011 8:56:03 AM , Rating: 4
not sure this is widespread...I have a samsung focus and it does not "eat through data" as this article states. It has been on 24/7 for since November and I have never come close to the limit of my data plan. There's something else besides simply the OS that is going on...


RE: Just further proof...
By inighthawki on 1/11/2011 9:19:49 AM , Rating: 4
True, bugs due not always show themselves if a certain configuration is not present. Perhaps enabling a certain setting or installing a certain app is the culprit...


RE: Just further proof...
By Da W on 1/11/2011 9:38:00 AM , Rating: 3
Some wierd apps they downloaded most likely. I barely go through 250 MB of data per month and i feel like i use it as much as i want. Of course i wait to be on wi-fi for downloading video and the like.


RE: Just further proof...
By myhipsi on 1/11/11, Rating: 0
RE: Just further proof...
By epyon96 on 1/11/2011 9:06:28 AM , Rating: 4
You fail to account for the fact that economics do not always work the same way as social benefit. Capitalism is not always the answer for everything in life.

The study of economics is meant to design models that achieve the largest amount of benefit for the greatest amount of parties.

Data caps actually achieve the opposite. They fail their intension of lowering cost for consumers. And most of all, they stifle future developments in internet applications and enterprises like Netflicks, Google Apps, etc.


RE: Just further proof...
By Da W on 1/11/2011 9:46:59 AM , Rating: 5
Freaking wrong. Economics is about the study of scarcity, demand and value. If something is in high demand and low supply, it has high value. Mobile data is scarce. How to solve it, now is another mather. But as long as you get stuck between AT&T and Verizon (and some smaller insignificant ones), or Rogers and Bell in Canada, you're gonna live in a duopoly with pricing power to bill you as much as they want.

Yes sometimes government should intervene in the economy to promote a competitive market place.


RE: Just further proof...
By mcnabney on 1/11/2011 10:05:49 AM , Rating: 2
I think that mobile data connectivity is pretty far from a necessity of life. There is no reason for the government to get involved since there a plenty of options available. The government mandated broadband duopolies that choose not to compete are far more in need of oversight.

For example - Sprint was one of the first to roll out unlimited voice a number of years back. Soon, all of the providers followed suit - so competition does exist.

Now I am a little annoyed at whining about caps or complaints about bucket prices. The spectrum leases cost many billions of dollars, those towers and switched aren't cheap either. Running a wireless company costs a ton of money. Look at Sprint, they have been losing about $2.5B a year for the past five years. These idiots that want to use a ton of data need to understand that there is only so much capacity on these networks. Just like a utility, if you want to use a lot of it you should expect to pay more. That is Capitalism 101.


RE: Just further proof...
By gamerk2 on 1/11/2011 10:16:45 AM , Rating: 3
Maybe if companies in the US upgraded their infrastructure, and I don't mean the yearly "We're going to do just enough to cover up our problems".

In parts of Europe, rather then have every ISP put down their own lines, one GIANT line was put down that every ISP has access to, with the bandwith divied up based on number of users on the network. This way, rather then have every ISP be responsable for laying the infrastructure [locking out new competition in the process due to startup costs], they all shared the burden, lowering their operating expenses and creating a more competitive environment.

Too bad that kind of thinking gets you labled "Socalist" in the US...


RE: Just further proof...
By The Raven on 1/11/2011 12:30:24 PM , Rating: 2
That sounds like Utopia. My bro has that in Utah.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Telecommunicatio...

It also sounds like Google Fiber for Communities if I understand that correctly.

What programs in Europe are you referring to?


RE: Just further proof...
By torpor on 1/11/2011 1:47:26 PM , Rating: 2
I guess the US needs to start a world war so it can get the infrastructure blown up and then replaced like Europe did.

The problem isn't that the US chooses to have old roads, bridges, power system, data network...it's that we're not constantly invading our neighbors and having to rebuild. You will see, as Europe grows out of communal adolescence, that it's often easier to live with creaking stuff than rip it up and replace.

You'd be surprised how even thinking about utility right-of-ways changed between 1880 and 1950. (think that might weigh on how right-of-way for telcos is handled?) The US wasn't bombed flat in the 40's, so we've got a lot of leftovers from the 19th century patched and still working. It's not like copper stopped carrying electricty, and a lot of expensive stuff grew up around it, so moving it needs a little more than a central authority's dictat.

It's why the up-and-coming Asian countries have such deals on broadband - they started building when fiber optics were already an option, and ideas on how to do it were much more mature.

There are reasons why things are the way they are, and it's usually a whole lot more complex than just another "OMG corps only want $$$ need moar big brother" rant.


RE: Just further proof...
By WalksTheWalk on 1/11/2011 2:48:26 PM , Rating: 2
Not to mention that the US is a very large country with a MUCH lower population density compared to other countries with a better infrastructure. I speak with people from Europe all of the time that don't realize just how large the US is in terms of area.


RE: Just further proof...
By Strunf on 1/12/2011 7:59:13 AM , Rating: 2
Population density matters to nothing, just like in Europe most people live in cities, that BTW are much bigger in the US, it costs much more to expand/install the infrastructures in a city than to connect two cities with "data" pipes.


RE: Just further proof...
By The Raven on 1/11/2011 12:17:07 PM , Rating: 2
Words right out of my mouth. Who rated that guy up to 5?!

Also you are right on about gov't intervention. People often forget that the gov't (err...our gov't in the US as well as others) is there to provide freedom. Not maximum GDP or maximum revenues for your company or maximum savings on your cellular bill. You should be able to come up with that on your own with the freedom you have.

And that freedom includes a free market in the US. Capitalism in a truly free market (or as close to it as we are going to get anyway) has few faults. It sure as heck beats anything else. It is when we have duopolies and monopolies and other enemies of the free market that the gov't let's run amuck coupled with uninformed consumers who don't really give a rat's hiny about the freedom which so many people fought and died to provide that we run into serious trouble.

Unfortunately everyone wants more more more and the gov't has taken it upon itself to cater to these people. The legislature should ask whether any of the laws they write increase or decrease the freedom of their constituents before they pass any of the crap they do. But unfortunately they represent us well since people don't really value freedom any more as they should and we are stuck with the gov't we deserve until people wake up to what is happening. But no, just so long as we get a discount on such and such a product or service, go ahead and sign me up for some indentured servitude so I can keep up with the Joneses.

I don't think the founders would've ever fathomed that we would be so flippant with our freedom. If they did, I could see them saying, "To h3ll with it" and storming out of Independance Hall with an "eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow nobody's gonna give a rat's behind about what we fought for" attitude.


RE: Just further proof...
By Nutzo on 1/11/2011 4:46:42 PM , Rating: 2
About the only thing the government should do is make sure that all charges are open an transparent. Maybe a required notification when you hit 50% and 90% of your bandwidth.


RE: Just further proof...
By jeepga on 1/11/2011 9:25:39 AM , Rating: 2
Your comparison is invalid. There are too many differences between how the two operate. For one thing, your home phone does not have software installed by the company that can affect how the phone operates.


RE: Just further proof...
By Aloonatic on 1/11/11, Rating: 0
RE: Just further proof...
By Da W on 1/11/2011 9:39:35 AM , Rating: 2
I do not have this problem. period.


RE: Just further proof...
By Luticus on 1/11/2011 10:53:42 AM , Rating: 3
Obviously this IS a bug if it's real (i can't verify that either way) but simply put, the difference is 2 fold.

1 Microsoft doesn't claim to be some perfect company that releases magical products that are better than everyone else's. Even though they often do release products that ARE better than everyone else's :)

2 Microsoft has admitted the problem and vowed to resolve it quickly. Sure Microsoft was originally at fault but they are doing what they can to make amends instead of saying "you're holding it wrong".

And besides all that I'm opposed to caped data plans as well.


RE: Just further proof...
By Aloonatic on 1/11/2011 11:13:53 AM , Rating: 1
MS might be doing all sorts of things, and good for them if they are admitting the problem and fixing it.

However, I'm referring to the people on this site, and how they behave. The excuses they make, and distractions that they through up, as seen above, in order to defend their precious MS when other companies would be being torn to shreds and any mitigation laughed and mocked. I just find it amusing at times is all :o)

I really don't see what data caps, or being anti them at any rate, has to do with this in any way shape or form. 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? Contrary to popular belief, there is not an infinite amount of capacity on mobile data networks. With all these devices accessing the network and sending/receiving data, does that make the network run faster or slower for everyone, no matter what device the have, be it iOS/Android/Blackberry/WinMo?

Anyway, I just don't get hte data cap problem. Someone has to pay for the network and expansion. And even if there was infinite capacity now, what's wrong with charging a market rate? It's funny how everyone on here loves the free market, but usually only while it's MS or Intel making money though. When it's someone else, then it's a terrible, terrible thing.

funny :o)


RE: Just further proof...
By Luticus on 1/11/2011 11:57:08 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
in order to defend their precious MS when other companies would be being torn to shreds


That's because it's cool to hate on MS... Everyone knows that. The people on this site aren't going with the crowd but against it. :P

MS makes mistakes and screws up just like anybody else. Nobody is denying that and if they are then they should look at the big picture. The simple fact is they are working on / or fixing it so what's the big deal. I could see people getting upset and such if MS tried to sweep this under the rug but MS is USUALLY fairly good about admitting when they screw up and taking steps to make it "somewhat" right.

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?


Yea, as if networks wouldn't have noticed some massive amount of data being sucked down the pipe by one type of device. Networks can actually tell when someone is using data and can get a general idea of what that data is being used for without using "data caps" you know. The difference is that instead of customers getting screwed it'd be the cable companies and they'd have just been like "Hey MS, We think there's a problem".

quote:
With all these devices accessing the network and sending/receiving data, does that make the network run faster or slower for everyone


This is why you throttle bandwidth during heavy parts of the day to ensure everyone or most people have access and upgrade your network accordingly. If we practiced this then perhaps we wouldn't have a network from the stone age here in America. Other countries are making out Internet access look like a joke, and it more or less is. Currently I'm having to go business class on my home Internet just to get decent speeds with no caps and a static IP... sad.

This is the year 2011... I believe in progress and technology and that those two things should always push forward whatever that means, and if that's in contradiction to capitalism then screw capitalism.


RE: Just further proof...
By Aloonatic on 1/11/2011 12:44:18 PM , Rating: 1
Screw capitalism? Seriously?

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?

The magic pixes? Money found at the end of a rainbow? The tax payer? You want a socialist state owned network perhaps?

No one is denying that MS mess up? LOOK AT THE COMMENTS THAT I WAS RESPONDING TO. THEY WERE SAYING EVERYTHING BUT THAT! JEEEEEEEEZ!! etc

I'm not saying that any company, system of government or economic system is perfect, just that it would be nice if people here would be reasonable, fair, consistent, even handed (in their praise AND criticism) and honest.

*Not holding breath*


RE: Just further proof...
By Aloonatic on 1/11/2011 12:49:33 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't usually shout, by the way, it's just that you seem completely oblivious to much of what is going on in the comments in this article.


RE: Just further proof...
By Luticus on 1/11/2011 1:15:27 PM , Rating: 2
Heh, it's all good. It's all in good fun anyway.

I realize what you're saying, and to a small extent i agree. I just feel that there are reasons behind the things that are going on that a far reaching and shouldn't be simply swept under the rug.

By the way, i know i'm kind of using apple as my scapegoat here... they were just the easiest choice to prove my points. I didn't mean any real offense to any one using an apple computer. I'm actually typing this up on a macbook pro :o)


RE: Just further proof...
By Luticus on 1/11/2011 1:11:25 PM , Rating: 2
Personally i like to think that i am fair and reasonable when it comes to judging technology. Windows phone 7 for instance, i'm highly nervous about because i don't believe it's a good phone os yet, (cuts to many features, no tethering, and ties me to a stupid store service like apple products). The only reason i'm interested in it at all is because i hate all the other options out there too.

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?

Bah, i understand the limitations and the fact that money is a necessary evil... but cable companies have been rich fat cats over charging for their crappy sub-standard services for years. Capitalism is obviously failing on the internet/networking front otherwise things would be a lot better. http://www.speedtest.net/global.php

WE'RE 33'RD!!!!!! According to speedtest. (scroll down)
3RD world countries are faster than us!!!!
SERIOUSLY!

http://www.speedmatters.org/blog/archive/poor_show...

http://riskman.typepad.com/peerflow/2007/08/broadb...

Granted there were a few sources that contradicted these results ever so slightly but many more agreed. I didn't bother to check dates on all of them but speedtest.net as as of 2010 as far as i could tell.

I understand that you're not just referring to me, and i'm sure there is some bias (that's pretty much inevitable as everyone has their preference, including me). But, i always try to give credit where its due and if i do cut slack here or there it's probably got more to do with how said company is handling the situation than anything else. Apple tends to use the ignore it and it will go away approach. Apple will deny a problem exists until it become to big to ignore and then finally months later we "might" see a fix. Microsoft tends to offer and explanation, admit the screw up, and resolve the issue. This isn't always the case but for the most part Microsoft is better about fixing their mistakes than Apple (in my opinion).

Besides, as I've pointed out. a lot of this is apples own fault for marketing their products as perfect devices that never break and just work (obvious lies). If Mac fans would just shut up about how perfect their mac PC's are then perhaps they wouldn't garner so much attention when they are shown not to be.

If your going to claim perfection then prepare for scrutiny.


RE: Just further proof...
By Aloonatic on 1/11/2011 3:29:45 PM , Rating: 2
First, please quote where I claimed perfection.

waiting....

waiting...

waiting..

waiting.

Ok, so now we're passed that silliness.

You do realise 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)

Anyway, the USA is a big country, and I'd wager that there is a higher level of coverage and accessibility to all people no matter what socio-economic group or demographic across the entire nation, which might not be true of many of the places above the USA in that list. If you were to test every home's connection, at the maximum that they can afford, assigning 0 to people who cannot afford a connection or have non available, then a list of average speeds available to everyone would probably produce quite a different list.

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.

You can't just pick and choose when an economic or political system should be applied. Sure, there might be the odd larger European country in that list above the USA, but you'll probably find that they have had some government investment, but only at the cost of higher taxes, and I'm not sure that that is what you want, but maybe it is. In he end though, it's only due to a capitalist system that they are able to operate as they are, and tax their populace as they do, at the end of the day.

Also, I've never claimed that Apple don't ask for it either. I know that they claim their products are magical and go over board with their PR/marketing. 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. The excuses made above were pretty p-poor I'm afraid.

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.


RE: Just further proof...
By Luticus on 1/11/2011 6:47:38 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
First, please quote where I claimed perfection.

waiting....

waiting...

waiting..

waiting.

Ok, so now we're passed that silliness.

I don't believe i ever said *you* claimed perfection over their products i said *they* claim perfection... there's a communication error i think over the directions the word "you" is aimed in my prior post... if that's caused confusion my apologies, i know you're not claiming anything apple, nor has apple really been mentioned in any of your prior posts in this particular chain.

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)

Yes i realize these tests aren't perfect and i even mentioned in my post that there were other tests I'd found that contradict these numbers. I also realize it takes quite a bit more infrastructure to cover the landmass we have versus say japan.

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.

I'm not anti-capitalist or anything and i mostly said what i did to illustrate how devoted i am to the progression of technology. I don't care what economic system we live in or what the government is, as long as technology continues to grow and improve. Granted, i realize the one we currently have is pretty good and for the most part fairly conducive to the progressions of tech. In all reality the Internet situation is what it is now more because of the government granted monopolies than anything else. That's pretty much what's halting the progression of uverse and fios if I'm not mistaken.

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.

Hah, that's because your on a TECH board full of people who can see through the crap apple says and a lot of them seem to be a bit pissed off about their fans who are constantly cramming apple down their throats like they're door to door Christians (no offense to Christians). It's not so much that people are ignoring Microsoft's mistakes (perhaps some are), but what's really going on is Apple's mistakes are pointed out in bold red letters.

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.

I own windows pc's/servers/laptops/tablets, linux (debian) pc's, a mac book pro (work), xbox360, wii, psp, ds, a windows 5.0 pocket pc and windows 6.5 phones. I too have never bought an apple product but i have used them extensively in my professional life.


RE: Just further proof...
By Aloonatic on 1/12/2011 2:28:44 AM , Rating: 2
I don't know why you seem to have it stuck in your head that I am an Apple fan or something? Or that I am upset becuase MS isn't being attacked, because I am a sore Apple fanboy who wants to see MS attacked for no reason. All I've ever said is that it's funny how people here rush to MS's defence, making up rubbish (as above, in black and white) and pointing out the obvious, that this is as much of an MS fanboy site as Tony and Pirks are Apple fanboys. You seem to think that that is OK though because of how Apple market/present themselves though?

Poppycock.

The rest of your comments are contradictory gibberish, where you clam to say that you aren't anti-capitalist, but also say screw capitalism? 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?

Amazing.

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, what I was replying to originally while occasionally flying off on the odd ridiculous tangent here and there.


RE: Just further proof...
By Luticus on 1/12/2011 9:37:41 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
I don't know why you seem to have it stuck in your head that I am an Apple


Alright, now this is just getting silly... I stated EXPLICITLY in my prior posts that apple was just a scape goat and was the easiest company to pick to prove my point. You seem to be picking out tidbits from my posts and neglecting to read the whole of it.

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.

No this started with me trying to point out the reasons why there are biases when it comes to the whole Microsoft vs apple debate. Honestly the bias is a two way street. To apple fans apple can do no wrong, Microsoft just has more fans.

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?
again you're picking out bits and pieces and not reading the whole. I explained this just fine and stand by what i said.

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?
already stated that i understand that money/cash is a nessessary evil and that i understand the limitations imposed by the fact that money is necessary for technology to advance. I'm simply saying that after all the years of selling high dollar substandard service they cable companies ought to have the money to expand a bit better. Perhaps they don't and i understand that too, but personally i think they're being greedy. They shouldn't have been selling unlimited plans in the first place if they are going to complain about the data usage. Notice when they switch to tired plans the 100 or so dollars your paying for premium unlimited Internet still stands for Internet with a 250gb cap on it. The price didn't drop!

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

That's funny because i feel that's exactly what you're doing. From this moment on, I'm going to reply with "see above", because it's all there in black and white.


RE: Just further proof...
By Aloonatic on 1/12/2011 4:40:22 AM , Rating: 2
Awww, are the poor Daily Tech MS fanboy babies upset and down rating me?

Boo hoo.

I hope that mommy kisses those boo boos all better for you :oD

lol


RE: Just further proof...
By Targon on 1/11/2011 9:57:01 AM , Rating: 2
The cellular service providers need to come up with a way to adjust available speed on a per-user basis the way cable and DSL providers can. This is the real core of the problem that we are seeing, that without a way to limit how fast data is transferred, there is no way to provide "unlimited slow data" for some while others can pay more to get a limited amount of very fast data.

Cable companies have had the potential to provide 100Mbps service for a while, but they limit customers to a speed that will let the current network backbone handle the demand. Those who want faster connection speeds can often just pay the provider more each month. If cellular had that same ability, then we would not see many of the issues that currently cause problems.


RE: Just further proof...
By smegz on 1/11/2011 1:35:33 PM , Rating: 2
...that you should be wary of first gen devices. I'm confident they will fix the issue, but damn it sucks to be a paying beta tester.

And the OP is right, data caps are bad.


Yahoo Mail
By Wolfgangap on 1/11/2011 8:54:19 AM , Rating: 3
Over at wmpoweruser.com and XDA a lot of people believe this is related to Yahoo Mail.

http://wmpoweruser.com/microsoft-investigating-pha...

My family (3 of us) currently uses WP7 and we are not having the issue. Apparently most people with the issue also have Yahoo Mail account. Of course... that doesn't mean the Yahoo Mail is the issue.




Can't be
By TechIsGr8 on 1/11/2011 12:44:28 PM , Rating: 2
No, can't be, Microsoft is a great corporation, and so is AT&T. This must be some type of a conspiracy by the liberals to take down two fine corporations.




TCPView
By ShaolinSoccer on 1/11/2011 3:20:55 PM , Rating: 2
Someone should write an app for these mobile phones that is similiar to TCPView. I bet it would sell like hotcakes.




I use WP7
By ZaethDekar on 1/11/2011 7:18:08 PM , Rating: 2
and have the LG Quantum. I am 11 days in with 77.34 MB of 2048 used.

I don't have too many apps installed and the ones I do have are free games (I haven't payed for any apps).

This is the first month I have been able to monitor the data as when I switched to this phone the usage statistics weren't available.




Not a flaw, this is cutting edge!
By Taft12 on 1/11/2011 9:46:12 AM , Rating: 1
This shows MS' commitment to the latest in buzzwords -- the OS is simply using "the cloud" for its virtual memory. 30-50MB/day is quite efficient, wouldn't you say?

TO THE CLOUD!!!




it is probably a spambot
By tharik on 1/11/11, Rating: 0
"Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do?... So why the f*** doesn't it do that?" -- Steve Jobs
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