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Topic # 99953 30-Mar-2012 15:31 Send private message

I checked my usage this morning and had used about 240 MB of my 500 MB plan. Then a couple of hours ago I received a text from Telecom saying that I'd used 80% of my limit! I looked at the usage meter again and it was at about 420 MB. I've just checked a third time and it's now reporting 485 MB used.

All I've been doing today is using Google/MSN messengers and have watched a single YouTube video (and even then, I only watched the first few seconds and closed the app before it had fully loaded). There is no way that I've chewed through ~250 MB by doing that.

Is anyone else getting unusual readings from the meter?

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  Reply # 602577 30-Mar-2012 15:37 Send private message

Their meter is dreadful. It isn't close to real time so last month I went over my 2GB allowance on the last day even though I thought I had over 100MB left.




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  Reply # 602609 30-Mar-2012 16:25 Send private message

Meanwhile, I've supposedly used a further 55 MB in the past hour, again only with MSN (imo app) running. I'll reboot the phone just in case it's doing something in the background, but the "data spinner" thingy up the top (iOS) isn't there and I don't have anything bandwidth-hoggy running in the background.

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  Reply # 602642 30-Mar-2012 17:34 Send private message

Behodar: Meanwhile, I've supposedly used a further 55 MB in the past hour, again only with MSN (imo app) running. I'll reboot the phone just in case it's doing something in the background, but the "data spinner" thingy up the top (iOS) isn't there and I don't have anything bandwidth-hoggy running in the background.


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Reply # 602651 30-Mar-2012 17:44 Send private message

Behodar: I checked my usage this morning and had used about 240 MB of my 500 MB plan. Then a couple of hours ago I received a text from Telecom saying that I'd used 80% of my limit! I looked at the usage meter again and it was at about 420 MB. I've just checked a third time and it's now reporting 485 MB used.

All I've been doing today is using Google/MSN messengers and have watched a single YouTube video (and even then, I only watched the first few seconds and closed the app before it had fully loaded). There is no way that I've chewed through ~250 MB by doing that.

Is anyone else getting unusual readings from the meter?



Yes a few days ago my meter showed 244 megs left so I tethered it to my PC and made a 30 min Syke call.  I then went over my 1 gig allowance by 18% and got an additional $25.00 data charge for my troubles.  





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  Reply # 602760 30-Mar-2012 22:24 Send private message

No problems that I can see. I just switched to XT today though.



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  Reply # 602764 30-Mar-2012 22:36 Send private message

It's stabilised at 596 MB so hopefully that's the end of it. I've been with Telecom for 3.5 years and this is the first time that I've seen this happen.

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  Reply # 602882 31-Mar-2012 13:29 Send private message

mxpress:

Yes a few days ago my meter showed 244 megs left so I tethered it to my PC and made a 30 min Syke call.  I then went over my 1 gig allowance by 18% and got an additional $25.00 data charge for my troubles.  



You probably downloaded a bunch of automatic updates etc

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  Reply # 602970 31-Mar-2012 17:09 Send private message

I've given up with the usage meter on XT, half the time it's 4-8 hours behind current usage, such a PITA.




 

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