Data Usage Question

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  1. trackman1

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    I thought I would ask here first becfore I called verizon...If I transfer files, like .apk or whatever from my pc to my phone does that cpunt towards data usage???


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    No.

    Data use is internet use on your phone.
     
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    sorry if it was a foolish question, but I was not sure exactly how they measure data usage other than internet and I guess d/l's would be counted also?????

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    When you use internet they count it (youtube videos, checking email, facebook, downloading apps, etc.) Anything requiring internet use means you use data.
     
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    thank you for the clarification....thats why I try to get stuff by d/l and transfer from pc to phone to save usage........
     
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    Guessing you don't have a wifi point to connect to, whatever you gotta do to make it work I guess.
     
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    I do but certain things its better to just d/l and transfer....you have been a great help
     
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    Gotcha. Well if you use wifi it doesn't go against you, just in case you were wondering that.

    And no problem, here to help.
     
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    Edit:nvm....
     
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    I have a new Nexus with ICS 4.0.4 and have never had a smartphone before. However I pride myself on not being completely stupid and I beleive that the data counter on my Nexus is either out, or every other data counter I've used is. In the first month of service I downloaded nearly five hundred apps. My Nexus data counter (correctly set, I believe) was reading around 5Gb at the end of the month. My carriers data counter (Virgin, Australia) was reading just over 2Gb. Because I noted a discrepancy I started using one or two other data counters to check what is going on and they seem to fall somewhere in the middle.
    I am not going to complain about getting more data than I am meant to (I am sure that Virgin's counter is under), but I would like to find a way to get decent data counts. At the end of the month (postpaid plan) it gets to be hard to guess how much data I have left as Virgin claim their counter can lag up to two days behind. Anyone able to enlighten me or got any suggestions? Please.. Brett.
     
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    That is a pretty big difference there. Are you ever on wifi? As mentioned here, anything you download via another network (like by using wifi) won't count against your wireless ISP. For example, I have transfered almost 11GB in my usage this month, 8.5 of those have been on wifi. So as far as Verizon is concerned I have only used ~1.5GB.

    Second, some things may not count against you through your carrier. I am not sure about Virgin, but the US carriers for the most part have a few "whitelisted" addresses that won't count against you. For example, MMS messages actually use data, but won't count against you. OTA updates I don't think are counted against you either. Once again, I have no knowledge about how things work in Australia or with Virgin, but I would imagine they would be similar. This probably doesn't count for ~3GB of data though, but could explain some discrepancies.