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Android T-Mobile G1: the always on internet eater

Well, well, something else wrong with the ole Google Android T-Mobile G1, as according to a tipster taking your G1 handset abroad on holiday or business or a leisurely trip may end up costing you a packet.

Why is that you may well ask? Well that is because apparently a T-Mobile supervisor has revealed that the T-Mobile G1 always accesses the internet whether you are calling or sending a text, and even if the data roaming feature is turned to off!!

So there you have it, what to avoid obtaining hefty roaming bills on your return from abroad then throw your T-Mobile in a drawer until you come back, otherwise expect that bill.

Source — gizmodo

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    Dylan says:

    After this news came out, I’ve heard a couple horror stories of huge roaming charges with G1. As one of the many veterans of dealing with large cell bills, I have some advice for anyone who has been a victim of similar questionable charges or feels that they’re paying too much for their wireless service: Check out the website http://www.fixmycellbill.com by a company called Validas where you can find out for free if you’re one of the eight in ten wireless customers paying more than you need to.

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    Good luck to everyone on minimizing their roaming charges.

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