Windows 7 Phone glitch spews phantom data
Microsoft investigates daily data mystery
Microsoft is investigating reports that smartphones running its Windows Phone 7 operating system are transmitting huge chunks of data over 3G networks that cause subscribers to exceed their monthly allotments.
The phantom data can be as much as 50 MB and is often consumed at the same time on consecutive days, according to one query posted to Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows. The reader reported that 30 MB to 50 MB of data was sent at 10:41 p.m. each day from November 21 to November 24. From December 1 to December 4, a similar amount was sent at 9:41 a.m. After the user briefly disabled 3G on December 23, the phone inexplicably sent 400 MB.
“One has to wonder when/if this trend is going to level out,” Thurrott, who is experiencing the same glitch wrote. “But it’s pretty clear now that AT&T’s lower-end 200 MB data plan would never cut it, for me at least, unless I was interested in really micro-managing usage.”
“We are investigating this issue to determine the root cause and will update with information and guidance as it becomes available,” a Microsoft representative told the BBC, which reported on the glitch earlier. ®
A Windows system doing unexpected nasty things? Surely not!
Tinfoil hats at the ready.
What's really funny is you have obviously never used Android. Off the top of my head I can think of three apps that can measure data usage, Stats, Net Counter and Net Sentry and guess what there is no huge data uploads happening on Android. The problem in the article is a bug not a conspiracy theory.
If you still think Google is trying to steal your soul then have a look over the Android source code. Something you might have trouble managing with Windows Phone 7 or iOS.
“One has to wonder when/if this trend is going to level out,”
Haven't you ever used Windows? It makes your internet connection dance like a fucking hummingbird even if you turn off Windows updates and leave the machine idle.
How many MS Developers does it take to change a lightbulb?
None; they simply declare darkness to be the industry standard.
How many Apple developers?
None. But you can buy the latest iBulb, which is reassuringly overpriced, 30% thinner, 75% more gorgeous and works 150% better than the old iBulb (just don't hold it wrong...)
Of course it does.
And stop bloody calling me Shirley!