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Do calls and texts use fractions of my monthly data

oogenoejoogenoej Posts: 4FreedomPop Newbie
New to this. I don't use data for anything, so I turned it off on all my apps except find my iPhone and freedompop. Yet still I've noticed that my data is being used up piece by piece. Is this because each text and call I make outside of a wifi network is using calculator data?


  • kerstuffkerstuff Posts: 664FreedomPop Newbie ✭✭✭
    Yes. It will deduct call minutes and texts on wifi but not data.
  • Jeffrey BurgerJeffrey Burger Posts: 278FreedomPop Newbie ✭✭✭
    They are supposed to restore any data used for calls. But just having the app on may still use some data based on what I read here: https://forums.freedompop.com/us/discussion/comment/108606#Comment_108606

    As noted there, I found my phone to be using about 1 MB per hour off wifi and that was with very few restrictions, unlike your settings. I think I had restricted background data only on weather channel app and newsstand.
  • JJFreedomJJFreedom Posts: 421FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Expert, FP Flyer, SD Flyers ✭✭✭

    @Jeffrey Burger is correct. Data is required in order to place a call/text since the app uses internet (VoIP). The data is not deducted from your monthly allotment though, only minutes and texts are.

    It's also important to note that many devices run tasks/updates in the background such as email synching. If you are not on WiFi, this will consume data.

    I usually respond within 24 hours. If you need help, feel free to ask.

    Also, to tag me directly, write @JJFreedom. - this way I will know when you are talking to me.
  • Dmitry MatyukhinDmitry Matyukhin Posts: 7FreedomPop Newbie
    I see megabytes of data usage in my account.
    But I didn't run any applications today and I restricted background data for the apps as well.

    The only app which might use the data is FP's own.

    Is data usage calculation taking FP voice app traffic into account or what?
    Because I get notification about 50% threshold while I believe it's not the case.
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