Enable always-on mobile data

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    So I did a test today and noticed a few things.

    First, disabling this setting does disable push e-mail. After 10 minutes at idle (screen blank), I sent an email to my gmail account, and where the message would usually show up 10-20 seconds later on my phone with it enabled, it didn't show up until I woke of the phone after 5 minutes of waiting.

    Another thing I wanted to test was Google Talk. When I get home from work I'll try it out, but I suspect that it will disconnect you after a certain amount of time with the phone on idle.

    However, programs that have a scheduled update time still update at those time intervals (weather for instance).
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    Sounds about right.. My AIM gets disconnected after a while if i leave it enabled. I think i will have to just live with the fact that battery life sucks until the larger extended battery comes out.
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    so if one doesn't care about messengers or push email, disabling that could really help battery life couldn't it?
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    Yes, people have been reporting greatly increased battery life from unchecking that setting.

    I like getting my emails and IM's immediately. It's kind of why I bought a smartphone in the first place.
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    good point... :icon_eek:

    though i'm in a situation where i go probably 3 or 4 hours at a time (plus at night obviously) without needing immediate access to that on my phone, so i might give it a go and see how much of an inconvenience it creates
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    If that's the case you should just add the Power Control widget to one of your home screens and toggle off the data connection during those time periods. Easier than navigating into that setting.
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    the stock power control widget doesn't have data does it? all i see is wifi, bluetooth, gps, sync(?), and brightness

    i know there are other widgets out there, though - i'll go take a look

    i wouldn't think so, but doing this doesn't affect making/receiving phone calls right?
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    I could be wrong but I assumed if you turn off the background sync you are effictively turning off data as it won't search for any new emails or updates for widgets, etc unless you actually open the particular app.
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    That's correct.
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    I have this feature off and my gmail still comes through about 30 seconds after i send it. and im pretty sure that I been getting gchat with this feature off. Need to run a complete test
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    Okay, this is annoying. Why are some people still getting gmail/email/chat with the setting off and others aren't? :mad:
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    I get email, but I am not using the gmail app. I like HTC's email app, because, well...just because :p

    I do challenge anyone's stance that the setting does not affect gtalk though. With the setting off, gtalk is a crapshoot. With it on, its as reliable as BB Messenger.
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    It takes a while after the phone has been put to "sleep" for the phone to go to idle and disconect. I'd say 5-8 minutes with no activity, not plugged in.

    You can kind of see it if you wait a while then start up the phone quickly. The 3G icon will not be there then after a couple seconds it will pop up.

    I just found out that when a program searches for data in the background at a scheduled time interval, everything else that would use that connection will refresh too (including push e-mail).
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    So I did a test with google talk. It took 20 minutes for the connection to close on the indicator, but at the 10 minute mark I sent an e-mail that was not pushed which means I think the connection closed in less than 10 minutes.
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    I'm not seeing a delay in getting Gmail, using the Gmail app. I don't use the email or HTC email app.
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    just to add to the maylay .I have yahoo messenger for the droid.The HI Yahoo one by Easyroid .And it goes haywire without this on my oldlady says i sign on and off at random on her messenger on comp.And i wont get a message even if i open the app took 2 hours the other day to receive the test message we did.Not to mention this app is crap to begin with.
    Is there anything better i can use then this yahoo they have for droid? Long as i can still chat with her on yahoo.
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    For messaging needs, I use ebuddy, seems to work quite well.
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    Instead of the power widget, look at the setup widget. It separates out the individual elements so I have the wifi, gps, and mobile wifi locate next to the home screen. I can turn any of them on or off easily. You don't have to go through a menu structure.
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    is there an app that will restrict data usage to wifi only? reason i ask is cuz i got the 29.99 email and web plan but no data... SO... I would like to ensure that there is no data usage unless i'm on my wifi.
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    Seriosusly??? That IS the data plan.


    Sent from my Droid
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