Parenting & Childcare

Pokemon Go

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With all the hotspots and technology out there you should not be going over your data plan. There are so many hotspots and free wireless around that you must be diligent about how you use your phone and where you use your phone. Pokemon Go is not work paying 60-120 extra dollars to your cell phone carrier.
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Verizon sent an text that said they would not include my data as part of Pokemon go. I think its a reduced data usage or something. I have had the game for a month and have not seen a huge difference on my bill. But i think with all of the hot spots around you can just log into your providers wifi.
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I am so glad I have been holding out before starting this game. The hype came so quickly I decided to see if it died down before I started using the game app. It was the hot story for about 3 days and seems to have faded a bit.
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Verizon sent an text that said they would not include my data as part of Pokemon go. I think its a reduced data usage or something. I have had the game for a month and have not seen a huge difference on my bill. But i think with all of the hot spots around you can just log into your providers wifi.
We have free Wifi on just about every single corner in New York.
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Use your cable providers wifi signals and turn off your cell data.
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First of all, you should turn off applications that update automatically because they’re the ones sucking all your data (especially if you’re on a starter plan with 200 MB of data usage). You should turn off Push Email, applications like Facebook, Twitter, app notifications or GPS; this will help you save a lot of data on your plan.
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You must make the decision on how much Pokemon means to you. You obviously have a problem being that you are going to pay a very high bill because of this app. If it means that much to you keep using the data and just pay the bills.
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I must say that I am proud of myself and I have not downloaded the app as of yet. I do not plan to download it either. I have been getting alot of pressure to join I must say. If I can not join you can tone it down a little so that your bill is not through the roof.
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I was not going to download another tracking device for my cell phone. I think they have enough information on us already.
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The major question which players are looking for is, How much data does the game consume? Does it use a lot of data? Well, we have the answer for you now. The Pokemon Go consumed just about 10MB of data for our entire 54 minutes of game play and we are just pleased with the data consumption as there is a lot of hype regarding the amount of data used by the game. Do make a note that we are on Bharti Airtel network and our network is 4G LTE.
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The major question which players are looking for is, How much data does the game consume? Does it use a lot of data? Well, we have the answer for you now. The Pokemon Go consumed just about 10MB of data for our entire 54 minutes of game play and we are just pleased with the data consumption as there is a lot of hype regarding the amount of data used by the game. Do make a note that we are on Bharti Airtel network and our network is 4G LTE.
I cannot believe so much thought went into creating this thoughtless game. I have never seen people so anxious to get out and find these little animals. There is no social aspect of the game so it does not seem to be bringing people together. I don't know I am just not sold on this as of yet.
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Pokemon offers some hacks on their website

#1. Download Applications and Updates only Using Wi-Fi
Before downloading any Apps or Software Updates, ensure that your mobile device is signed on to a WiFi network. The average download size of a gaming application is 50MB (Approximately 2.5% of a 2GB plan). While one App download does not need like much, multiple App downloads and updates can really put a dent into your data.

On iPhones, the best way to ensure Apps only update on Wi-Fi is to turn off the Wi-Fi assist feature. When a Wi-Fi signal is low the “Wi-Fi Assist” switches to using Mobile Data. To turn off Wi-Fi assist first go to Settings and then select Cellular. Then simply scroll to the bottom of the list and turn off Wi-Fi Assist.

If you have an Android, go to settings and under the General list, choose “Update Apps automatically only through Wi-Fi”. This will ensure your phone does not use mobile data for automatic updates.

Alternatively you can go the Google Play Store App, select the Menu Icon, then choose Auto-update Apps. Then simply select auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only. Again, this will ensure that updates will only occur when connected to Wi-Fi.
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I found another useful one though I don't think this applies to Iphone.
#3. Set a Data Limit
Users will have different data needs and limits. Every individual should know how many GB he or she can use each month and then set a daily or weekly target to ensure this limit is not exceeded. For example, if a user has a 4GB monthly limit he or she should set a 1GB per week limit. Once that 1GB has been used, mobile data should not be used until the beginning of the second week.

To stay on track, data usage can be checked once or twice a week. Even better, a mobile data limit can be setup. This will automatically disable the mobile data connection once a certain amount of usage has been reached. For those who often exceed their limit, this is a great tool to use.

Set Data Limit on Android
For Android users, setting your data limit is simple and easy. Go to Settings, and under Wireless & Networks select Data Usage. Next, select the Data Usage Date Cycle drop down. This will allow you to select the date range of the data use (Should be the same period your billing cycle starts and ends).

After doing this, turn on"Mobile Data","Limit Mobile Data Usage" and"Alert Me About Data" Usage".

The next step is to set the data usage limit. Drag the orange line to a data level you would like to be warned at (Example: One week into monthly cycle = 1GB limit). As soon as you hit the 1GB limit you will be notified. You can also touch the line and it will give you the pop up box option to Set the Data Usage Limit to a specific number. After choosing your limit in the pop up box press “Set”.

Once the limit is set you will receive an automatic notification as soon as the set data usage limit is reached.
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Did anyone else notice the amount of battery this games uses? I am constantly charging my phone whenevr I play for even a short time.
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I found a hack, players may be able to conserve battery and cut their data usage down using one simple trick. Since Pokémon Go uses Google Maps API, players can simply download the maps from Google and use them offline. Players have reported that after trying the method, they noticed an increase in battery life conservation and decrease in data usage, but mentioned that phones were still dying anywhere between three and six hours of continuous usage.
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While searching for hacks, I stumbled on to an interesting article. Apparently Pokemon isn't as fun for everyone.There is a disparity between neighborhoods when it comes to the location-based features that make Pokémon Go work. Depending on where you live or spend your free playing time, the game is either break-the-internet stimulating or kind of meh and potentially even expensive. The report, which focuses on Washington, D.C., finds that there are more “portals”—Gyms and Pokéstops, for the initiated—in whiter, more affluent neighborhoods than in blacker, less affluent neighborhoods.
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Has anyone else found the location to be an issue?
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I never thought someone would be trying to hack wifi for a pokemon game. How did this become so famous Pokemon is not even that popular right now. My kids had no idea what they were before this. Pokemon like crack man, play it one time and you hooked.
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Open Pokémon Go only when you need to: The more you leave the app open, the more data is used. One thing you can do is to only open Pokémon Go when you’re in a new area, check for Pokémon, catch it, and then turn it back off.
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Same problem here. I have tried everything but I keep going over my data. Last week I had to use my daughters phone and sign in on that. It is really getting bad.
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