Data usage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jenna22, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Jenna22 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    i just got the Iphone 5 two weeks ago and got a second line for my brother,he has the 4.I only have 6GB to share between the two of us and im use Verizon.After 3 days of using the phone my data was already 50% used.I sign out of facebook,twitter or any other apps that might be using my data.I also use my wifi at home and turn off cellular data.What can be using the data?

    Please let me know because verizon couldn't answer any of these
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    ask him what he is streaming. i can use my phone for a whole month and barely hit 1GB. since you share the 6GB, kindly ask him to stop streaming porn. that should help. and use wifi when you can, that will save both of you alot of data. also, go into the about settings on your phone and make sure you do the carrier update, if it already isnt done. verizon had an issue when it first came out which even on wifi, still used LTE data. the update fixed that.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Ask your brother what he's doing.
    You're expecting us to tell you how you used up your accounts carrier data?
     
  4. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    How are random strangers on the internet going to tell you what's using your data? Sign onto MyVerizon and look to see first, who of the two of you is using more data. Once you have proof that your bro is using up data, take his phone and throw it against the ground as hard as you can (if he has a case, take it off first). That ought to solve your data consumption problem.
     
  5. Jenna22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First of all no need to attack.I just wanted to see if other people had issues with their data usage.I do keep checking my usage and it's different everytime and my brother is 16 and he doesn't stream porn.I went into the parental settings and took care of everything.

    Anyways thanks for the rude replies :eek:
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Listen most kids that age dont know or care about data usage or bills.
    My friends 14 year old racked up $500 in data overages with his iphone streaming youtube videos and movies all day on a 2GB data plan.
    In other words issues with usage comes when someone racking up a lot of carrier data.
    Up to you how you want to handle it. Find out what line is using it all up and cut them off or make them pay for their overages.
    You dont like the replies but you expect us to tell you how you or anyone in your family plan used up your data?
     
  7. dictoresno, Dec 14, 2012
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    To the OP, the porn thing was a joke to lighten the mood. its been a bad day and everyone on an internet forum knows a good laugh can go a long way.

    as for the data issue, its true. no one will know which one of you is using what, under what circumstances, are you on wifi or not.....etc. common sense kicks in. ask your brother what he uses internet-wise. upgrade the phone like i said. check the real time data usage for both accounts. if hes using more than you, then you know its him. then we can help you figure it out from there.
     

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