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i have a question about helios data usage


Aug 18, 2007, 9:31 PM
i have heard that if you go over 160mb of data per month on the all in membership that they will terminate your account i want to know if this is true and if so how easy is it to go over the limit and why do they have this limit in the first place i want to know from people with first hand experience please and also is the ocean really that awesome?

Aug 19, 2007, 8:42 PM
Ill Answer You (Since These ASSHOLES YES I SAID IT DONT ANSWER TO ANY ****ING MESSAGE)I Was Researching On The Data Usage And I Found That It Is True If You Go Over The limit They Could Terminate Your Account Look:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helio »

Im Thinking About It Now But im Gonna Go To The The Helio Store and Ask Them How Much Time Does it Take To Pass The limit That Sucks thoughCrying or Very sad

Aug 20, 2007, 1:41 PM
Hmm i didnt know about the limit. Thanks for that. Im on my ocean everyday checking emails google mapping everything and surfing like crazy. Never once occured to me that they would put a limit. Although it does make sense though.

Lemme ask you one question though, what is it you intend to do that will make you go over the limit?

Aug 22, 2007, 5:43 PM
sry for the late reply but i asked a rep online that if the limit thingy is true and he said yes but he also said that youtube and websites like that can really run up the data and i was looking into getting a helio ocean but im not sure if i want one after found this out

Sep 1, 2007, 4:04 AM
I just got my Ocean today, and my girlfriend's will be arriving middle of next week. I don't expect any 160MB limit to be a problem. We're approaching this from the perspective that the Ocean is an awesome phone, and happens to have some neat online features. But any media (music, pictures, video) that gets played on our phones will have come from my computer, so the total monthly bandwidth usage will probably be half the limit, or less.

Ocean = sexy phone with awesome IM and email capabilities, and decent PMP (mmm, bluetooth MP3 and AAC transmission to bluetooth-equipped car stereo)

Sep 19, 2007, 8:25 PM
I have also been researching Helio because of all the hype.
Then I find that the Buddy Beacon has to be Manually updated if you change locations, so it's no good as a child locator.
Now I find it has yet Another LIMIT on its Unlimited service.

All of a sudden their prices are NOT better for their service than that of other wireless companies.

Sep 20, 2007, 12:09 AM
child locater. Learn how to parant and you won't have to keep a leash on your kid. I hate that this is what the world has come to. You have to GPS your kid. Were they raised that bad that they will lie and hide things from you? Sorry I hate that and will never track my kids like that. Experiance is the best teacher also they need to make mistakes.

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 c...

Jan 6, 2008, 3:34 PM
Well, this should be a plus to some of those consumers that don't like the Helio service. A way to break contract without having to pay a termination fee.

Or maybe class action suit if enough people start going over the 160 MB limit and realize that the All-In isn't really all inclusive of usage. Cool

Jan 10, 2008, 12:11 PM
I don't way people always complain about this. Stop trying to use your phone like a reg PC and you won't have to worry about going over...geez. ALL carriers have to set a limit on the data usage.

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