My plan with Verizon has always had unlimited data. Life has been good. About a month (or so) ago, I got the notification that my phone wants to do an update. Ok, fine. And, I like the new display that came with it.
"The Problem" arose just about a week ago. Every friggin' time I activate my screen from sleeping, I have that PIA notice that "Mobile Data Disabled"... and that "you've reached the specified data usage limit. If you re-enable data, you may be charged by the operator." I'm given two options with this dialog box: "Re-enable data" and "ok".
I've rebooted the phone, I've done the reboot of the phone while also holding the volume down button to effectively do a "battery remove" reboot. I've gone into "Settings" and DEACTIVATED the "Set Mobile Data Limit" feature. The danged thing just won't "learn" and go away.
It appears that "background data" in the "Tethering and Mobile Hot Spot" is at 67.52 MB... total used currently shows 91.21MB.
About two weeks ago... while at home (Seattle) my 4G signal dropped into the tank and I was only getting .2MBPS of download speed (Yes, there IS a "." in front of that 2 !!) My upload speed was about 3.3 MBPS. I've had as much as 9MBPS download speed in the past. It later improved to around 2 MBPS download speed. I work in Alaska, and am currently at work (suffering through the "1x" speeds available to me here).
How do I get my phone back ?!?!?! This Borg thing I'm living with now is maddening.
BTW... I stopped in at Verizon while I was home, the nice folks in there tinkered with it for a spell, gave me a new card for my phone (hoping it was just a bad card). A few days after my visit there... is when the connection speed picked up a bit. But, for now, my main concern is getting this mystery setting squared away and dormant again. Anyone have any ideas ?