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Out of Control Data Usage

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KramKroc, May 26, 2010.

  1. KramKroc

    KramKroc Newbie
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    Hi folks,

    I left my x10 at my desk with data usage for the month sitting at around 5% of my 500M allowance. I come back an hour later to find that APNDROID has disabled my 3G connection, my allowance now sitting at 102% and I've received a text from my mobile operator stating that I've passed their fair use limit.

    I know there are a number of posts asking about this type of thing already, i.e. any way to check what is using the data, but I wanted to check if anyone else has noticed this behaviour from the x10. Last week, I noticed a weird 100M download spike as well, but though nothing of it as I was near the end of my billing period. A friend had experienced the same thing, and whilst he was on the same network, he was using a HTC Desire.

    As I said I was away from my desk and not using the phone, so either an app I've installed is pulling down a wild list of data or else the phone itself was doing something similar (automatic software upgrade?)


  2. kersey

    kersey Well-Known Member

    Chance would be a fine thing with my phone on the Orange network :p
  3. FitzysX10

    FitzysX10 Member

    How many FaceBook friends do you have, and how often do they update their status ?

    This phone needs to come with a 'Social Network Plan" like OPTUS in OZ, where these updates are not included in your monthly DL quota.

    I argued with my providor, and they upgraded my monthly data to 1GB for free, and put me on a free 'social update data counter'.

    I also turned off background updates, and only have about 20 family friends(from overseas) on FB.


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