Hi everyone from Sydney Australia I have had my HTC Incredible S for about 9 months and am on a 500MB monthly plan with Virgin. Until April this year no problems. The my March bill arrived - $342! I nearly had apoplexy. When I looked at my daily usage report there were several days when I appeared to be using 50MB DAILY. Some of the days corresponded to notifications of updates which I permitted to run. Anyway I rang my provider ( Virgin) and they recommended I sign up for an extra 500MB a month as a safety net. I agreed, but still did not understand the spike in usage as my pattern of usage had not changed. I was getting emails and using the weather and latitude apps, rarely using Google and do not ugh have a facebook account. I contacted the ombudsman and they negotiated with Virgin to resolve the money problem. So for the week following that resolution I checked my data usage daily and mysteriously I seemed to have used 128MB in one week without actually using the phone for data. Eventually I rang both Virgin and HTC ( both outsourced in the Philippines) and was advised to (a) turn off 3G unless I specifically wanted to use an app that required downloading data and (b) disable the automatic software update function ( About Phone Setting). Since I have done this my data usage has been minimal. My question is this: by doing this I am really not using my phone as a smartphone, I may as well be using my 10 year old Nokia except for the occasion when I apprehensively turn on the 3G. The iPhone doesn't appear to have this problem. Why is the Incredible S being incredibly insidious??