I was going to sit on this and maybe try and find a way to exploit this bug for my advantage… But, then I remembered that I’m not evil.
I’m not sure if this is a bug with the Fiverr app, Android, or my phone carrier. However, I have made a petty cool discovery. My Fiverr app on my Google Pixel stays connected to Fiverr when I have no credit, no data allowance, and no wifi connection.
In fairness, I can’t do anything with the app aside from toggle between whether I am online or offline. However, I do keep receiving messages and notifications, just as I would if I was connected to the Internet.
Usually, I keep my phone in airplane mode to stay disconnected from the insane hive-mind of social media. Today though. I’ve been waiting for a call from a parcel courier. My phone hasn’t had credit or data for weeks. Neither, am I in range of a wifi signal. However, all day my Fiverr app has been pinging with messages and notifications.
As no other app has been magically connecting to the Intenet free of charge, this does seem to be a Fiverr app problem.
Obviously, this is quite cool/convenient. However, my evil brain has been whispering to me all day, "if only we knew how this happens, we could potentially find a way to get free data all the time!" In this case, I can imagine that if this is a bug, it could see legions of hackers start pulling apart the Fiver app to create a free data back door to the Internet and bring down the entire mobile telecom industry.
Naturally, that may be something of an exaggeration. However, I thought I’d do my non-anarchic duty and repot this anyway.