Xbox Music on Windows Phone might eat up your cellular data even when Wi-Fi is available
The problem seems to be in the way Xbox Music for Windows Phone has been designed. The app cannot switch to another connection once it starts the streaming process. And when you lock the Windows Phone screen, it turns off Wi-Fi connectivity.
So basically, when you lock your phone you’d have Xbox Music eating up the pricey data from your carrier plan and not Wi-Fi.
Of course, that is probably not a huge deal for many people, but for those who have to pay overages, or care about preserving their data longer, this could be a big annoyance.
2. an4564 (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)
well now we know why carries support windows phone 8 so much
3. jroc74 (Posts: 5537; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Why does wifi get turned off when the screen is locked? Was this done by design?
This doesnt matter to me cuz I mainly use wifi at home, but didnt I just read an article where WP users get access to millions of wifi spots?
4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
In other news....,, lumia 920 is in stock, in some at&t stores, in my area.. Is this a typo? ,..I'll check later today
5. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)
This seems really odd given that MS and Verizon have made such a big deal about DataSense and cutting your data usage. I image it would be easy to fix.
6. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 936; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Leave it to Victor H to find and post anything negative on WP. Well done mate!