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Replying to:  i have a question about helios data usage by Inasad   Aug 18, 2007, 9:31 PM

Re: i have a question about helios data usage

by shockopera    Sep 20, 2007, 3:25 AM

The word on the data usage is: Yes, if you go over 160, they look to see what kind of usage it was, e.g., non-stop video, etc. They warn you 3 times, then issue you a disconnect notice (so you may port to another carrier), then they break your contract (you pay no penalty). Verizon gives you 5 GB, quite a bit more than Helio, but the exact same usage activity restrictions apply. Helio's devices force surfing through wap browser mapping so it reduces the size of the images, etc., therefore the usage of data. I've been told you could blow through 160 mb quickly, and I've been told most everyone should be fine. I think the latter is more the case in that I've not heard a great deal of talk about people being disconnected.

Buddy Beacon: You can send a text message to the other person's device and it will update their position so you can see where they are on your device. GPS mapping works the same way: you must update manually. Not exactly "real-time" tracking ability on either, but at least it's GPS of sorts.

Ocean 2 and more phones are rumored for end of first/beginning of 2nd quarter 2008.

Hope this helps.

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