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Pictures not auto-uploading while using mobile roaming data (Android app)

Pictures not auto-uploading while using mobile roaming data (Android app)

Joe M.50
New member | Level 1

I run the Android app on a mobile with the Three UK network. This means I am able to use generous free data allowances in most of the EU and the USA (25GB a month). http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home

As a result, I would expect my phone to upload photos using the mobile data network as I do in the UK. The app seems to prevent upload while roaming. I can understand why this should be prevented by default, but for those of us on generous networks, surely there should be an override to allow us to do this?

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Re: Pictures not auto-uploading while using mobile roaming data (Android app)

Joe M.50
New member | Level 1

I would like to clarify this is automatic uploading that is affected. I can manually choose photos to upload, however, I then lose track of where I got to.

Re: Pictures not auto-uploading while using mobile roaming data (Android app)

Paul H.95
New member | Level 1

Yes, I agree. I'm also on three and this is annoying.

Re: Pictures not auto-uploading while using mobile roaming data (Android app)

David R.107
New member | Level 1

I am in the exact same situation. I am on three and expected by photos to upload as i went. I now have to find unfiltered wifi hotspots to upload. I have a back log of around 400 photos. I understand why it is turned off by default but i would like to be able to turn it back on.

Re: Pictures not auto-uploading while using mobile roaming data (Android app)

Twazza
Explorer | Level 3

+1
With the end of roaming charges in the EU (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-3111_en.htm) this will soon be affecting a lot more people.
I understand why it's the default, but it's crazy that the option isn't there.

Re: Pictures not auto-uploading while using mobile roaming data (Android app)

Catrik
New member | Level 2
The probem is pretty much what Twazza said already. A lot of people do not have any roaming costs and/or have a phone that is bought abroad so they must use roaming even in their home country, and the fact that that makes is impossible to use Camera Uploads without WLAN is pretty silly.

Re: Pictures not auto-uploading while using mobile roaming data (Android app)

AMHeijboer
New member | Level 2

We need this!!

 

Please update as soon as possible.

 

Or at least, give the right message, instead of saying that the network is too slow, while you're on 4G+.

 

 

[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Dropbox Community.]

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