zAll Samsung Galaxy S3 users should read this news if they want to avoid paying extra money without doing anything special with their smartphone. There is a bug which is affecting the device making it download images from the internet without you doing anything. This will probably affect your monthly bill and you won’t know where it came from.

The bug is part of the built in browser and it downloads more images than your device needs. The University of Massachusetts discovered it and announced us about its existence. The bug is slowing the device as it is making more request than it is needed. Its actions are almost all the time found on WiFi and cellular data networks.

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As a solution, we are recommending you to use Chrome or any other browser that you like. Tests showed that the device is downloading 3.5 times more images than a normal browser when it is using the stock browser. Also, the bug is creating errors which should not appear on some pages due to bad HTML attribute.

So, if you use a Samsung Galaxy S3 which is running Android 4.2.2, you should check your downloads and for a better protection, we are recommending you to use other browsers than the built it browser. Some specialist are already working to find a solution for the problem as some of you will probably want to use the original browser instead of another one. Till then, make sure that you don’t pay extra bills for nothing.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool