new Iphone 4, data usage help?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ck19, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. ck19 macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2010
    Just got my new iphone yesterday and i love it, but one thing has been bothering me. I got it downloaded 5-6 apps using the App store on the phone and than i got a ringtone. Check my data usage using the AT&T app and its at .12MB. Go over to my friends, watch a 5 min youtube video on it and its still at .12MB. Woke up today and it was 104.5MB out of my 200MB allowance. After wondering what was going on I switched it so that when im in my house it uses my WIFI, but than I check my data usage again and its now at 113.8MB. Is this right or is there something running on my phone that is just killing my data use?

    In short, does 5-6 downloaded apps, 30 min of internet use (facebook/espn), and a 5 min youtube video = 113.8MB?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The Youtube video was the main factor. If you're on the 200 MB plan, don't watch videos when using 3G.
  3. ck19 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2010
    hmm, heres all my details:

    07/02 04:37 PM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 106574KB
    07/03 02:12 AM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3510KB
    07/03 12:03 PM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 6232KB
    07/03 11:50 AM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 10KB
    07/03 01:39 PM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 53KB
    07/03 02:12 PM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 29KB

    It looks like the bulk of this was took place at 4:37 Pm, which is about the time when I got the phone yesterday. I prolly didnt start using the app store on my phone until 7:30pm yesterday besides making 1 call. What is going on?
  4. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2009
    I recommend you switch to the 2GB plan, especially this first month because your usage will be prorated. Even with 150MG you may have exceeded your prorated 200MG plan. Keep the 2GB plan till you see the data has stabilized.

    AT&T will cut the first month short, prorate it, and your first bill will include the full next month's bill plus your usage for the short period.

    In a year and a half I never went over 170MG in any one month. Now in less than 10 days I have exceeded 200MG. I'm on the unlimited plan so I'm not worried, but my usage has definitely increased (mostly due to numerous speedtests I've played with.)
  5. dagored macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2007
    Who is using the DATA??

    Searched and found this thread. Need explanation from othe rAT&T users.

    I am new to the iphone, came over from Verizon. Here is my question:

    Data has been used, very little between midnight and 5 in the morning. No push, fetch etc. Example:

    07/06 0 4:39 AM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 21KB
    07/05 0 2:37 PM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 29KB
    07/05 0 1:57 AM phone Internet/MEdia Net Sent 222KB

    I did not do any of this. The phone is on the nightstand. I do not have text or do I receive any text. Just the ones from AT&T. Is my phone communicating with AT&T?

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