Verizon's data usage meter is inaccurate?

slapple

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Jul 25, 2008
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I just activated my new iPhone 4S on Verizon (had been with AT&T before) a few days ago. When I log in to my Verizon account, it says I've used 157 MB of data already. But when I look at the Cellular Usage on the iPhone 4S, it says 22MB sent and 122 MB received, so that's 144 MB total. Why is the Verizon meter saying I've used 13 MB more data than the iPhone says?
 

scaredpoet

macrumors 604
Apr 6, 2007
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Most carriers will tell you the the first month's usage is always inaccurate. And actually, any mid-month posting on the usage meter is considered an "estimate."

Bottom line: usage meters suck, regardless of carrier.

What data plan are you on?
 

slapple

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Original poster
Jul 25, 2008
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I'm on the 300MB plan. Yesterday I was doing a lot of speed tests with the phone, because the Verizon network seems kinda slow and my phone was dropping to 1xRTT a lot.
 
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