Data usage

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    Hi guys,

    Im on the unlimited 3g data plan w/ vzw so im not as worried yet but, I know the unlimited will be capped sooner or later.
    My question is, im always on wifi but noticed my data usage increases by each day. Its only been a week into my billing cycle but im already at 2.35gb. Last montgs usage exceeded 10gb. How can this be?
    I don't browse that often and when I do its mainly over wifi.
    Any help would be great.

    Thanks.

    Ted

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    Are there other people on your plan that use data? You must watch movies on it, or some sort of live streaming?
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    Wow, 10 gigs. That's a lot. I'm always on my phone testing roms, a lot of the time on 3g and I don't come close to touching that. Do you tether?

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    Im the only one on this data plan and I do watch movies and tv series (HBO go).
    I just thought if I was on wifi the data usage wont be monitored. Imagine if I was on the capped plan? That's alot of overage
    Charges.

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    I too thought wifi wasn't considered on the plan under usage. Am I wrong

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    I close all my apps so not sure if its an app running in the background...




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    I could be, or a bunch cause that's a lot of data :) maybe you should get a monitoring app to see

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    That sounds like a good idea.
    Im trying it.
    Thanks!


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    I recall an app called PhoneUsage that will show you a detailed breakdown of your data usage, by apps. So you will know how and when it is being used.

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    Great! Thanks. I will look for that app.

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    DroidWall is pretty cool. You say which apps can access the network.
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    If you are with the big VZ they will essentially "grandfather" the unlimited plan. This will allow you to keep it if they get rid of it, but the first time you swap out your device or upgrade then it will "fall off". This being said if you keep your phone "maintained" i.e flash it yourself to keep it running and that sort of thing you will be able to keep it. Wifi tethering is going to have a tough time when they get 4g network across all new devices. I have faith that the good people who do all the leg work to keep us rooting will eventually keep us rocking and rolling. As far as the monthly usage, i push like 20 gbs a month.

    I spell it thusly; upgraydd, for a double dose of my data :blackdroid:
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