Hello, I have searched the forums for a similar problem and cannot find something comparable to what I am experiencing and hoping someone out there has recommendations. I was a loyal iPhone user for years and recently switched from an iPhone 4 (3G) to an HTC Vivid (4g). My carrier is AT&T. I consistently used 180MB - 200MB per month with my iPhone where I get on Facebook, have email pushed every 5 mins on 5-7 accounts, use google maps to navigate, get on the internets (joke), and make the occasional phone call. I have the same behavior with my new HTC Vivid and I used 200MB in less than 4 days. I upgraded my plan to 2GB, and have ran through that in 20 days. I am now upgrading again and have about 15 days left in my billing cycle. I anticipate I will use about 4GB in 30 days with the HTV Vivid, compared to 200MB with my old iPhone. Note, have not changed the way I use my phone, and the data usage is gradual over the month rather than a one time pop in usage. So my question is why such an extreme difference? I have 30 days to return the phone but love it and do not want to. However, I won't pay an extra $45 per month in data fees to have the HTC Vivid. I am better off canceling my contract and switching to Verizon and getting an iPhone again to "save" money. I have spoken to AT&T several times, they have been very kind, but they perhaps assume I am tooling around on Pandora all day off of wi-fi which is not the case. Here is what they told me to do: 1. Download Task Killer App, which I did and it works great. 2. Disable Background Services, which I did but that means i cannot get email, browse the internet, etc without enabling it each and every time I am off wifi connection. 3. Re#2 above, this solution did not prevent BG apps/services from running in the background. Even though my BG services are disabled, I currently have 15-20 running including Google Maps, ATT Navigator, Pandora, Google Voice, etc. Note: I only use Google maps on a regular basis. Background services continue to restart when I close them. To be clear, I click on Google maps from running services, close it, and it immediately restarts. 4. And my favorite, "Android phones use more data than iphone" platform. Yes I can accept that, but 4 GB and $45 per month more? Why are background apps constantly running and restarting even if I do not use them? My battery life is maybe 6 hours of regular use. Is my phone defective? I simply want to use my Vivid like I did my iPhone by checking email, using maps once in a while, getting on FB, etc. It seems they may not understand what the problem is with the new 4G phones quite yet and doing their best to provide a solution, but they haven't figured it out yet. Input very much appreciated! Love the Vivd, but not going to keep it unless I can use it like I did my other phone and get the data usage under control. Thank you!!!