Nearly 100mb of data gone in one day?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Philalbe, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Philalbe macrumors 6502

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    Hi. I have a 200mb data plan for my ATT iPhone. I used to be grandfathered in with unlimited, but when I realized the paltry amount of data I was using every month I downgraded to save a few bucks. I'm more than half way through my monthly billing cycle and was at about 108mb this morning. Around 6:45pm I received a text from ATT, saying I used 100% of my allotted data and was being charged an additional $15. I was trying to think what the heck could have caused this sudden spike in data use? Unless connected to wifi I intentionally avoid streaming music and news apps. The only thing I can think of is that when at a job site today, I tried to download 3 or 4 audio only podcasts, thinking they'd be tiny. But to my surprise got the "over 20mb" message from the built-in iTunes app. The podcasts were stuck in "waiting" mode. Could this be what ate up all my data? Thanks.
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It's hard to say what exactly was eating all your data. There's been stories of people's iPhones randomly eating through many MBs in the middle of the night, for example.

    I would try to log into AT&T Mywireless and see what time the data was being consumed. Then you can try to remember what you were doing at the time.

    Btw, if you tried downloading 3-4 podcasts and you got the 20+MB warning (assuming for one individual podcast), then I guess that is your answer.
     
  3. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably. I never download anything over 3G. AT&T is going to rape you in data usage. I'm on the 2GB data and I hit 1.8GB average every month.. And that's me being careful. There's a lot of things that target data usage. And honestly, 100MB in 1 day is nothing.. I've done more than 1GB in a data. This was streaming Netflix. One movie. Sigh.. :cool:

    The app I use to see where I'm at w/ data is called Data Usage. It's pretty cool.
     
  4. Philalbe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys. Thanks for the quick responses. My best guess is it was iTunes grinding away on those stalled downloads. I should have tried to right swipe, maybe it would have let me delete or cancel the downloads? I usually just sync my favorite podcasts but I had to leave the house a little early today. Lesson learned I suppose? :p
     
  5. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

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    Backdate your data plan this month to $25 so you'll pay $25 instead of $30 ($15 for 200MB + $15 for overage). Just a tip.
     
  6. Philalbe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info :)
     
  7. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Opera Mini Browser
    +
    Pulse News Reader
    +
    Navigon

    These 3 will guarantee that anyone would survive on 200mb/mo...
     

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