Xbox Music on Windows Phone might eat up your cellular data even when Wi-Fi is available

Xbox Music on Windows Phone might eat up your cellular data even when Wi-Fi is available
Want to stream some music from your cloud list via Xbox Music? Better check how much cellular data you have. Turns out, that Xbox Music is using your cellular data in some cases even when you are at home or any place where Wi-Fi is actually available. Needless to say, this can burn up your data allowance much quicker than you’d expect.

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.

source: WMPowerUser



1. denied911x

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

Windows Phone FTW or is it?

2. an4564

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

well now we know why carries support windows phone 8 so much

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 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: May 16, 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: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Leave it to Victor H to find and post anything negative on WP. Well done mate!

8. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

If this is true then...what's your point?

7. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011


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