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Which Running Services Can I Stop In Order to Reduce Data Roaming?

2010-10-01, 4:09 AM

Which Running Services Can I Stop In Order to Reduce Data Roaming?

When I travel outside the VZW territory, there is a big hit for data roaming, which is magnified with newer Android devices.

I use Touchdown for email and need push. But that is all I really need when roaming.

I will avoid using data-intensive apps except when on Wi-Fi.

1)  Are there particular Apps to avoid, aside from the obvious browser, download, maps?

2)  Also, there are a ton of “Running Services” that may be using data without me knowing it. Seems so, because when I was on my BlackBerry, data use was still minimal even when roaming.

Can anyone tell me if these listed "Running Services" use data and if they are safe to stop:

Toggle Widgets

Contacts/Cache Service

Quick Contact

Message Widget Provider

Data Manager Service

Google Services Framework

Com.motorola.photowidget

ContactsData

Com.motorola.android.syncml.service

Calendar

USB

SyncService

Skype mobile

Files

Global Unplug

Swype

Android Live Wallpapers

Many Thanks.

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Re: Which Running Services Can I Stop In Order to Reduce Data Roaming?

2010-10-20, 19:25 PM

Any Moto Mods watching unanswered threads?

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Re: Which Running Services Can I Stop In Order to Reduce Data Roaming?

2010-10-20, 19:51 PM

That list looks benign to me but I'm confused on the main point.  Charges for data roaming-say on Sprint.  n/c  AFAIK.  ?!

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Re: Which Running Services Can I Stop In Order to Reduce Data Roaming?

2010-10-20, 20:23 PM

I'm on VZW, which charges $2/MB when roaming in Canada. My X eats a lot more data than my old BB, so costs more to operate in Canada.

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