AT&T Mywireless vs "Settings/General/Usage for data usage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Derek87, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Derek87 macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2009
    hey all,

    i know the "phantom usage" has been discussed to death, but now i'm left wondering something of sort of the opposite:

    1. so for my current month, my iphone (reset the evening my previous billing period ended for conservative estimation) shows 12.6mb sent and 76.9mb received = 89.5 mb total

    2. mywireless app using AT&T tabulation shows: 59.67 mb of usage...

    i have had very little appreciable usage in the last two days, and i've noticed this growing discrepancy over the past week... i being set up for a big delayed usage "hit" by AT&T or does the iphone internal log somehow "overcount" for certain network usage?

    anyone else seen this?

  2. slickmacke macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2008
    Could the 30 extra mb's have been accumulated while on wifi? If so then your phone would see it, but att will not.
  3. Derek87 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2009
    maybe? i don't know...i was just wondering if others had seen this sort of trend with their own data usage...
  4. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
    Those extra MB that you are seeing could be from a previous billing period, from delayed data using. I've had it happen on my account as well, but it usually doesn't amount to much.
  5. Derek87 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2009
    i'm sorry, perhaps i wasn't clear:

    the usage is higher for my iphone's iOS tracking which suggests that there is a severe delay from the AT&T end of things, else the iphone 4 calculation is off and/or somehow getting some miscounted data from mixed usage with wifi as someone else suggested. (of course, this all assumes that the iphone is tracking and counting things in real time...)
  6. lush242000 macrumors member


    Sep 20, 2010
    On earth
    Perhaps AT&T is like a bank and only updates once a day?
  7. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

    Jun 29, 2010
    As long as you go by the usage on the phone you should be good. But yes the AT&T usage should "catch up" to what you have in the phone usage.
  8. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Buy the Data Usage app for 99 cents in the App Store.

    Then use Opera Mini with Edge/3G if you can't get WiFi. Use Safari with WiFi. RSS if you need to.
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    AT&T Mywireless is delayed (this is normal), it takes around one day (or more sometimes) for them to reflect the data usage. Also if you send MMS I think the iPhone's internal stats (Settings/General/Usage) counts them in also, but AT&T doesn't since it passes as a SMS charge for them in iPhones...

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