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Topic # 56615 18-Jan-2010 22:45
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I changed over to XT from Vodafone, and I haven't changed my habits but I seem to be burning through my 120MB allowance and I can't understand what's going on.
At home I'm connected to wi-fi, so on Saturday 16th Jan I left my iPhone 3GS at home the whole time so it was always connected to my network, yet somehow even that chewed through 4.1MB.
Here's a sample of my usage taken from YourTelecom:





IP Packet00:21:0011/01/2010 2:41pm$0.00

IP Packet00:21:0011/01/2010 3:37pm$0.00

IP Packet00:21:0011/01/2010 4:37pm$0.00

IP Packet00:23:0011/01/2010 5:37pm$0.00

IP Packet00:22:0011/01/2010 6:42pm$0.00

IP Packet00:22:0011/01/2010 7:37pm$0.00

IP Packet00:24:0011/01/2010 8:37pm$0.00

IP Packet00:22:0011/01/2010 9:39pm$0.00

IP Packet00:21:0011/01/2010 10:37pm$0.00

IP Packet00:22:0011/01/2010 11:38pm$0.00

IP Packet00:22:0012/01/2010 0:38am$0.00

IP Packet00:25:0012/01/2010 1:37am$0.00

IP Packet00:21:0012/01/2010 2:38am$0.00

IP Packet00:22:0012/01/2010 3:38am$0.00

IP Packet00:22:0012/01/2010 4:40am$0.00

IP Packet00:21:0012/01/2010 5:39am$0.00

IP Packet00:03:0012/01/2010 6:37am$0.00

IP Packet00:14:0012/01/2010 6:43am$0.00

IP Packet00:26:0012/01/2010 7:24am$0.00

IP Packet00:23:0012/01/2010 8:21am$0.00

IP Packet00:25:0012/01/2010 9:25am$0.00

So you can see that just about every hour there is some sort of data usage. During the day I'm at work connected to the network,
after about 3.30pm and until about 6.30am I'm at home connected to my wireless network.

I never went through it this quickly on Vodafone, so can anyone shed some light on why this is happening, what those times mean
above, and how I can still manage to use 4.1MB on the network despite being connected to my wi-fi network?!







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  Reply # 291000 18-Jan-2010 22:46
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Apologies for the formatting mess above! Not sure what happened it looked ok before I hit the submit button!

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  Reply # 291004 18-Jan-2010 22:48
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Not an answer, but it annoys me to no end how Telecom NZ can't/won't show your usage in MB, instead using "data sessions".




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  Reply # 291007 18-Jan-2010 22:49
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When my iphone is asleep and getting push notifications from the exchange server it seems to be using 3g not wifi (even though in wifi range).

It would apper the the iphone needs to be 'awake' for the wifi to stay connected, that is my experience anyway



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  Reply # 291008 18-Jan-2010 22:50
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Yeah their YourTelecom section leaves a lot to be desired in terms of user friendliness.

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Reply # 291010 18-Jan-2010 22:52
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nitrotech: When my iphone is asleep and getting push notifications from the exchange server it seems to be using 3g not wifi (even though in wifi range).

It would apper the the iphone needs to be 'awake' for the wifi to stay connected, that is my experience anyway


That's exactly how it works on Windows Mobile as well - if the handset is "sleeping" then all communications is over the mobile data network. If the device is "awake" then it uses Wi-Fi...




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  Reply # 291016 18-Jan-2010 23:37
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I'd also put it down to email or exchange traffic. I see the same pattern when I leave home or work...




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  Reply # 291020 18-Jan-2010 23:57
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freitasm: Not an answer, but it annoys me to no end how Telecom NZ can't/won't show your usage in MB, instead using "data sessions".


Agree totally, it would be much nicer to see a MB/day value if nothing else

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