Source of Windows Phone 7 Glitch Discovered

Thursday Jan 20th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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Microsoft says it has uncovered the identity of a third-party app that caused phones to rack up data charges without users' knowledge.

Mobiledia: Some Windows Phone 7 users have been complaining that their phones are sending and receiving data without their knowledge--in some cases leading to extra over-the-limit charges on their data plans. Microsoft says it has found the culprit--an unnamed third party developer.

"We have determined that a third-party solution commonly accessed from Windows Phones is configured in a manner that potentially causes larger than expected data downloads," said a Microsoft spokesperson. "We are in contact with the third-party to assist them in making the necessary fixes, and are also pursuing potential workarounds to address the configuration issue in case those are needed."

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