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    Data Usage?

    K so I'm very new to the Droid world and I've already made a thread involving the texting, but now I'm a little confused with how "data use" is calculated with the Droids.

    I just logged onto my Verizon Account (I don't have unlimited data, just 150 MB a month) and it's said I already used 11 MB since Thursday. When I looked at the detailed description of the use, it says there's minor usage at random times in the morning including .02 MB at 5 am, 6 am, and all other times that I was asleep and definitely not using my phone.

    What could have caused this and how can I fix it? I don't want my data being used when I'm not even knowing it. And while we're on the subject, can someone explain how I should be going about internet access? Like what's the difference between WiFi, 3G Mobile HotSpot, and the initially checked "Mobile Networks"? I know this is very basic and I should know it, but I don't so thanks!
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    I believe that if you use wifi your data will not be charged.
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    Use the widget power control. Then turn sync off. Your usage is from apps using data to keep up to date . Text and phone does not use data everything else does.

    Sync will stop apps from wasting data and will use data only when you want it.
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    gps takes data as well as sync, use the power widget thats preinstalled on your phone and uncheck sync and gps and youd be good to go
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    Thanks guys, I'll try all that and see how it works.

    I don't think I ever had GPS on though, but I'm not sure about Sync. When I looked on the power control widget nothing is green (on) except for the brightness. I'll see how this works out so thanks guys.
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    Previous poster is correct, using Wi-Fi on your phone will not use data, remember that. You should have the My Verizon app. If you have limited data or texts it will be invaluable to keeping up with your usage. Welcome to the Droid family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdango View Post
    Previous poster is correct, using Wi-Fi on your phone will not use data, remember that. You should have the My Verizon app. If you have limited data or texts it will be invaluable to keeping up with your usage. Welcome to the Droid family.

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    Another neat app is 3G Watchdog. It monitors your 3G data usage and breaks it down for you. It can also be set to alert you when you get close to hitting your limit and its available as a widget too.
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    Oh I didn't know about that app. I might check it out to see how it is, but since I have unlimited data I don't really have an actual use for it. Lol. Although it might be interesting to see just how much 3G I use on a daily basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdango View Post
    Oh I didn't know about that app. I might check it out to see how it is, but since I have unlimited data I don't really have an actual use for it. Lol. Although it might be interesting to see just how much 3G I use on a daily basis.
    Yeah I have unlimited as well and its a good thing to because I use close to 1GB of data in a month. I saw this app and thought it might be useful to the OP.
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