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    Where is my boyfriends data usage coming from?

    My boyfriend has a droid 2. We checked his data usage on Verizon.com and he has tons of usage = 0.000001 gb. It reads like this 7:34 0.000001 gb 7:40 0.000001 7:44 0.000001 gb so on and so on. Here is the weird part. It is constant usage like that from 7am to 4pm, give or take a few minutes. This is usually the time he is at work. He says there is no way there is correct ... On the weekends his usage is nothing like it is during the week. What could be running on his phone to cause this usage? Could location have anything to do with why it only does it while he's at work? And what could he be doing on his phone that woukd use that small about of data but 100 times a day?
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    Sounds like it could be related to corporate email. Does he have his phone set up to connect to an Exchange server?
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    No he just has his gmail account linked to it. I went to the settings on that and it's set to only sync from 12 midnight to 6am. He claims he is rarely on his phone during work but I'm beginning to doubt that, I've looked all through his phone, his browser history to see if he has been visiting any websites but I just don't know what he could be doing that would be using 0.00001 gb usage that many times a day .. And too only mainly do it during the week is super odd.
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    Sounds like its just synching ...does he have "synch in the background" turned on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadez View Post
    Sounds like its just synching ...does he have "synch in the background" turned on?
    That makes sense, but why would it only sync on weekdays between 7am and 4pm?
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    Could be many reasons, does he have it to synch only over wifi or scheduled? If it's only on the weekends, it sounds like he has some sort of scheduling turned on.
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    Yeah, looks like it's pulling facebook or twitter, possibly gmail (though I thought it was strictly push?) on a 5 minute schedule or something. Or maybe some app that's checking his location with GPS frequently? Nothing I'd be too worried about - that's only going to add up to like 10 megs over the course of a month.

    And at home maybe he's on wifi (no VZW data usage) but on 3G/4G at work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadez View Post
    Sounds like its just synching ...does he have "synch in the background" turned on?
    I think I turned that off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadez View Post
    Could be many reasons, does he have it to synch only over wifi or scheduled? If it's only on the weekends, it sounds like he has some sort of scheduling turned on.
    The OP makes it sound like her boyfriend has absolutely no idea why this is happening, though. Everything you are suggesting would be something that would need to be explicitly enabled.

    I think this is one of those questions that cannot be answered due to lack of information in the original post.
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    You know, i've been thinking about it, and it COULD be location related. Perhaps he has a good GPS signal everywhere except for at the office, and while he is at the office it needs to pull location info from Verizon's network rather than the GPS radio.
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