EVERY SUMMER, SOMETHING STUPID happens to my mobile phone data usage pattern. This summer it could be my stupidity, a rogue Android application or something strange about the way O2-Ireland passes my phone off from EDGE to 3G and back while I'm commuting to work. I can't tell what's happening but I know that Google Listen downloaded Leo Laporte's This Week in Google Episode 52 last Thursday while I was en route to Tipperary Institute and by the time I parked the car next to my office, I'd racked up more than 41 euro of data charges. That's more money than I pump into the car for a week's commuting. I shouldn't be paying data charges to O2 because I'm subscribed generous data plan so I'm investigating what's happening. In the meantime, I'm reviewing my APN settings and switching back to using a SonyEricsson Satio and a Nokia N86 for some of the best megapixel shots that you can get from mobile phones of the Irish countryside. Check back in a fortnight if you want to see what my monthly mobile phone bill is.
I like O2-Ireland's service and will buy a rugby shirt with the O2 logo if I get some comfort in regard to my mobile data usage.
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