I have been a follower of geekzone for several years and finally decided to join up today.
I have noticed over the past few weeks that the online usage meter on telecoms site is showing extremely high and unreasonable usage for myself. I have emailed telecom, but the responses from their side suggest they are pretty adamant nothing is wrong.
I use a smoothwall linux box with bandview installed and have been running this system for over 12 months and the system has been showing relatively the same data as the online meter for that whole time, give or take ~1-2%. However, now the online stats show about 50-75% more than what we use.
A hacker in my network has been ruled out, and even if there was one, smoothwall would account this data. I have done multiple tests downloading 'test' files up to 1GB in size to track if smoothwall is accounting this data correctly (it is), and have even re-installed smoothwall completely incase something was corrupted. Still, no luck.
My question: has anyone else noticed higher than usual data usage showing on the website?
I started a thread on gpforums: http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/372584/?s=3d984e6163d46558be3305aceb05576f but so far only a few people have advised they think they 'might' be getting charged too much. Here is hoping posting on these forums will shed some more light on this situation.