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    My first smart phone “Help"

    I am having an issue with data usage on my Samsung Galaxy J2, as far as I am aware I have not purchased any data yet I have received a message saying that I have been busy? upon checking my usage it shows that for the period May 17th - June 16th data used is 61.7MB and approx $10 has been deducted from my balance?
    As yet I have only made calls to check my balance + a couple of unintended calls due to clumsy fingers,
    I have activated Google maps which came with the phone, 90% of the time I only use the phone to make phone call how can I set it up to switch between ‘web use’ and ‘only making phone calls’ I have been advised to turn my mobile data off when using home BB How do I do that and would that be the reason for the usage? Is it the same as turning WiFi off on the phone which I have done or will that make it worse.
    I am getting frightened to switch the phone on as it just seems to gobble up my balance.
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    I have a Sony Experia 4 and had a few problems using it until I downloaded the full instruction book, and then I found it very easy to set up. My phone is set up so I can use the net when out and about, but generally don't. I do all my updates at home as well as transferring any documents/pictures. That way I do not pay for any data as its linked to my internet connection. The phone is actually very easy to set up and use, even for an old fart like me. For £8.50 per month ~I get a free phone,400 minutes of talk time, 5000 texts and half a gig of date, which I never go over. This is via Tesco the shopping store. There is a very good sat nav you can download which runs off a satellite so there are no date fees.

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    You get better rates than we do teddy, but I have it sorted, I took it back to the retailer and he said my latest attempt was spot on, where I got confused was when getting to "Data" I could not get the on/off window when I toggled it simply changed intensity from dark grey to pale grey ?? that means on/off in samsung talk. I even took a selfie but will not post as ............

    @John. Have you tried zooomimg down to N Vietnam no streets at all just fields and hills.
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    John my power bill seems that I am paying for it! btw I meant North Korea not Vietnam you can see the streets etc but nothing when you try a ground level view, sneaky little fellows eh.
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    Well, I am amazed at the versatility of the smart phone.
    Having a Facebook account "which I seldom use" I installed the FB app onto phone and then added Facebook Messenger I can now text and make phone calls all over the place for free, it just uses my BB data allowance which I have a ton of, I suppose you all knew this being such smart savvy jokers but it was news to me
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    News to me as well Colin. I will have to try it if I can get ab eight year old to set it up for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    News to me as well Colin. I will have to try it if I can get ab eight year old to set it up for me.

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    I have been texting my sister in law in the UK for a week and it works fine you are not restricted to 60 characters as you are with normal texts also had a 5 min chat with her on the phone this morning absolutely free so it don't get much better than that, the phone was a bit delayed at times but that happens with normal phone calls to the UK and a bit of crackling which could be because the TV was between router and my mobile but I will sort that out.
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    Texting John, texting. That is limited to 60 character's per text not email I repeat not email
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