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bilzkh
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Rogers, may I request that you seriously consider enabling Data Sense on your Windows Phone devices.

It is an OS component of Windows Phone that enables users to track data usage, but in addition, search for nearby areas with Wi-Fi, ensure that browser use doesn't heavily eat into data, etc.

This, in addition to enabling proper Visual Voicemail on WP (also integrated into the OS) would make WP8 handsets on Rogers fully functional. Not only that, but it would also put Rogers ahead of carriers worldwide (not that already isn't) in the level of WP support, especially in Canada.

Thank you!

 

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Re: DataSense

Meowmix
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Hello bilzkh

The main reason why Bell does not have many customers with WP8 is because Rogers has the exclusive rights for the Lumia 920. If Bell had that on their line up, many more would get it from them. I know over 100 people that own the unlocked Lumia 920 & have it on Bell. Also Rogers lacks on updates. It takes them weeks / months AFTER the US releases the same exact updates to their customers.

The problem is that Rogers does NOT listen to their customers. They only listen to the money.

Re: DataSense

Night_Shadow
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For those that you know that have unlocked Lumia 920s now on Bell do you know if the do get the Data Sense app?

Re: DataSense

Meowmix
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Hello Night_Shadow

They are able to get Data Sense app from what they told me.

Re: DataSense

Night_Shadow
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Thank you Meowmix, I have been trying to get an answer to that question for a couple of days.

 

Rogers has unfortunately gone about this the wrong way. Their television ad hyped that they were the first to bring Windows Phone 8 to Canada but did not mention they neglected a great feature of it. Yes their My Account 'app' (web based not native) will tell me what data usage I have consumed but not 1) what applications have consumed it and 2) compare it to WiFi use.

 

And a big point that few have discussed here is that Data Sense is also a compression system (why the carrier has to be involved) which means I can get more with less. I am guessing this is why Rogers does not want it as it means people can purchase lower data plans.

Re: DataSense

bilzkh
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If someone could post a picture or video of Data Sense running on Bell that would be great. It might even give me the push to switch, we'll see.

Re: DataSense

Night_Shadow
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Hi Meowmix,

 

How did they get Data Sense onto their phones once connected to the Bell network?

 

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Entegy
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It happens automatically when you connect to a compatible network.

Re: DataSense

Night_Shadow
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Unfortunately Bell states that it is a Rogers phone so DataSense is not supported and will not work.

Re: DataSense

Entegy
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When it comes to Windows Phone, you have to try these things for yourself and not trust with the carriers say at all. I'm willing to bet that DataSense does work.

Re: DataSense

SomeOtherGuy
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Hi Rogers, 

 

Please enable a "basic" version of DataSense, that alows us to track our data usage.

 

All those in favor say "aye"!

 

(and no, for PayGo customers, the "MyAccount" app doesn't provide the info - the App just doesn't work with PayGo)

 

Bell does enable DataSense on their Windows Phones; if they've enabled it, obviously so can Rogers... 

 

Let's keep this thread about DataSense only, don't add a grocery list of stuff you want, thanks! 

 

Re: DataSense

SCHUEY
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aye

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alainranin
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"Aye"

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Aye

Re: DataSense

pulkit10
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There is possibility of it coming out actually and that involves the GDR2 update. That update is said to "expand" on the carieers supporting DataSense...which I think just means that they have gone for a more Android like approach on this where the feature is not really at the mercy of the carieers having to turn it "on" but that's just a wild guess. Point is, it might be in the GDR2 update. If not, then you already expected that from Rogers so no harm done.

Re: DataSense

matthieugd
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aye!

Re: DataSense

bilzkh
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Okay...

 

To the full credit of Rogers, we got DataSense with GDR2 + Amber. Thank you for letting this happen Rogers, you've retained a customer! That said, I do hope we see WP's integrated Visual Voicemail in the near-future.

Re: DataSense

Night_Shadow
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It is great to see DataSense in the update (running it now) but don't think it has the compression part.

Re: DataSense

Entegy
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Yes it does actually! When you open IE for the first time after installing GDR2, you will be asked if you want to turn on data compression. It's a feature that can be turned on and off in IE's settings after that.

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