Verizon Possibly charging data usage even on wifi???
Just a quick question about getting a program that will monitor data usage when only the data over 3g and 4glte are used. The reason is that for some reason It SEEMS that I am getting charged or at least counted on data used over my own wifi network. I just took notice of this a few days ago. When I go home I connect to my wireless network so as not to use the network usage that verizon over charges for. Besides that fact that im on a unlimited plan when it REALLY meant that and not this crap that they came up with for all their new users. I figured it would be good to get used to managing my data so when they decide to screw over everyone I will know what im using and wont get charged out the @ss.
When i looked at my data usage I found that somehow i used 30mb without ever leaving the house. I also noticed that Verizon own data monitor app is using data that your being charged for and it counts against you. What a sneaky group of people. Atleast when you call them it doesnt count towards your charged minutes. I would encourage you all to view your data usage when connected to a WIFI network.
I'm going to try this while shutting down the DATA tab and see if it still draws the network. If it does on mine then it probably does on yours. If thats the case then maybe we all need to go after verizon for overcharging and falsly advertising their plan and product. It very well could be a class action law suit. Maybe it would send the message that we are tired of being lied too and screwed over in so many ways.
If a leak of 30mb a day over a period of one billing cycle = approx 900mb of data leaking, this does not include anything that you want to look at. Hopefully this is just an oversight on Verizons part. My WIFI at home is already through them so i should not be charged twice for data usage. However this is also the same company that decided to make a WIFI hotspot cost extra for no reason. Same thing as paying twice......so who knows.
I want to make sure that data is counted correctly, is there some way to test this theory or monitor each app for data usage. Please make sure and try for yourself if your a Verizon customer and let me know.
please do not take this message as slander against verizon, or blaming them for anything. I'm simply questioning my charges for data usage and have possibly discovered a bug with billing on their half. They have had billing issues in the past so anything is possible. It may also be happening with other carriers / providers as well.