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Thread: Is ~256MB of data usage when idle, per day, normal?

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    Is ~256MB of data usage when idle, per day, normal?

    I've noticed that when I have my account sync setting turned off, and the background data turned off, that my Droid still downloads approximately 250mb per day in data.

    The only connections according to OS Monitor are to the 1e100 (google) servers, and to some server called 'red.bizratepro.net'. I haven't been able to find any info at all on that last one.

    Latitude of *off*, btw. I'm running AdamZ's Smoked Glass v6.01.
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    I'm having the same problem. I've uninstalled just about all of my apps and I'm still using over 200 MB per day. In May I used 9 GB!!

    I was thinking this morning that perhaps my phone keeps trying to download the 2.1 update, even though I'm running 2.1 on Smoked Glass.

    My usage in March and April was both around 1 GB, but I installed Smoked Glass in May and my usage shot up. No change in usage patterns otherwise...
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    bizratrepro sounds like ads that appear in free apps.

    Droid does have unlimited data....
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Droid does have unlimited data....
    Not really the point though. Downloading constantly uses battery life and if I'm not asking for it then it's just wasted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Droid does have unlimited data....
    Not really the point though. Downloading constantly uses battery life and if I'm not asking for it then it's just wasted.
    Then you need to look at all the apps you have installed. The Droid is data heavy by nature....
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
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    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    These are the only apps I have left:

    ASTRO
    Engadget
    Gmail Notifier
    MythDroid
    NetCounter
    Swype
    Twitter

    With these apps installed, I used 60 MB overnight while I was sleeping.
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    60 seems minor.
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
    1. Never be unarmed.
    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    60 seems minor.
    Read through the comments on this article: iPhone data usage: we show you ours, please show us yours

    There are very few people who use more than 1GB per month. Given that usage patterns between Android and iPhone are pretty similar I think it's a fair point of comparison.

    60MB in 7 hrs while I'm sleeping seems pretty high. I would expect maybe a few incoming emails, etc, no more than 3 or 4 MB. It's not like I was streaming radio while I was sleeping...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    60 seems minor.
    Read through the comments on this article: iPhone data usage: we show you ours, please show us yours

    There are very few people who use more than 1GB per month. Given that usage patterns between Android and iPhone are pretty similar I think it's a fair point of comparison.

    60MB in 7 hrs while I'm sleeping seems pretty high. I would expect maybe a few incoming emails, etc, no more than 3 or 4 MB. It's not like I was streaming radio while I was sleeping...
    Not sure what to tell you, personally I don't worry about it since I avg 6 to 9gb/mo
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
    1. Never be unarmed.
    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    If it really bothers you, then do a factory reset, figure out what your "normal" is, and then do a comparison. You're comparing apples to nothing, and apples to oranges right now.....

    I'm like backnblack, I really dont care what my phone decides to do while it's asleep.
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