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chickenlady

Using apps

Just got myself a Moto E smart phone and getting to grips with it. Never had a clever phone before so it's all a bit scary. Had a bit of a scare when my credit went down pretty quickly but learnt I was supposed to turn off the "Data Enable" thingy.
My question is....I would like to use the Scrabble app (to play against the droid who lives in the phone) which my daughter installed for me..but scared to use it in case it costs me anything? My wifi is off too.

This is probably a really silly question - but my first phone was just a simple talk and text which I topped up in the local Spar. This phone is also on the same PAYG Sainsbury sim (I swopped the sim from the old phone into the new one). It's all very confusing to a newbie to clever technology .
tahir

Somehwere there'll be a setting for teh app that (dis)allows it from using cellular data, you need to check that setting and you should be fine
chickenlady

This is what I've done so far....

Went to Settings,
... More
... Data usage
. .. Mobile networks
... Data enabled (which showed a green arrow which I then clicked on to...and the green arrow has disappeared.

Is that what you mean?
tahir

No, but that'll work. There's usually a setting per app, but if you don't want to use cellular data at all then the setting you've changed will make sure you don't
chickenlady

Thank you very much. Appreciated Very Happy
sean

Loads of people get caught by this. Including us when Boy Wonder got his smart(ish) phone.
You'd think that they could make 'off' the default really.
tahir

You'd think that they could make 'off' the default really.


Yup, but where's the fun in that?
sean

Indeed. How we all laughed when the phone ate thirty quid of credit in about an hour.
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Turn on the wifi!

You might need to give it your wifi password etc.

Check how your phone works, but even if my mobile-data is enabled, it will only use that if it can't connect to wifi. Anything called mobile-data or mobile-connectivity means the expensive version.

It sounds like you have turned off mobile data (the vanishing green arrow).
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