Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 21:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Because I've been spending days browsing through XDA, reading CM changelogs, and flashing nightly builds, I'm still in an Android state of mind, so excuse me for more talk on the subject. An interesting study has been performed which found that advertisements in Android applications are a huge battery drain - they account for up to 75% of an application's battery usage.
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by glarepate on Tue 20th Mar 2012 23:32 UTC
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my sister-in-law had the same 3GS, bought in the same month, no less, as I did, also T-Mobile, and she did have a consistent 3G connection.

Actually you should already know this ; you are just holding it wrong. (o;)

But seriously: If you know you don't want to tolerate the side effects of the ad-supported app then you should also know that you aren't actually using it under the terms on which it is offered. What you decide to do about that is up to you.

If you are 'boxed in' by circumstances and can't get reasonable use of your phone without a temporary workaround I suspect that any reasonable developer would accept that a temporary adjustment could be made and would not be an unreasonable use of the app. I think the dev would also expect you to turn off ad blocking when you weren't in a bandwidth challenged environment.

I have paid versions of all the apps that I rely on and have also paid for apps that I later realized I wouldn't be using any more. For instance I paid something like $3.99 for gvoice only to find out that my carrier treated calls made with it as voice calls and not VOIP calls. So I uninstalled it.

I didn't ask for a refund, even though I am a major cheapskate, because it was a carrier issue and not an app or developer shortcoming. Lots of other folks got to make voice calls on their data plans with it, but it didn't work that way for me.

Now I use the Nettalk app. It is free but it is outbound only and has a 30 minute per call time limit. It will only make calls to the U.S. and Canada but those limitations are not restrictions for me.

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