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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Data usage already?

I just activate my SIM an hour ago, I didn't do anything yet....haven't sent out anything, but my data useage is already 5.356 / 250 MB? How come??


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Oracle

Re: Data usage already?

@ShelleyChen Don't worry, that is common. It is some background usage. If you turn on/off Airplane mode, it will go down. 

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Re: Data usage already?

@ShelleyChen Don't worry, that is common. It is some background usage. If you turn on/off Airplane mode, it will go down. 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Data usage already?

@ShelleyChen 

 

If you turn your data off/on or turn your phone off/on, the phone will call the public mobile data server to enable mms. This data is free. If you go to self service and look at the details under Usage History it will be identified as Call Type equal to Web.

 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Data usage already?


@ShelleyChen wrote:

I just activate my SIM an hour ago, I didn't do anything yet....haven't sent out anything, but my data useage is already 5.356 / 250 MB? How come??


You've used about 0.5MB. About 5.3MB is phantom usage but gets returned to account later if it wasn't used. 5.356MB isn't much so it's possible to use that much without knowing with background apps.

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Re: Data usage already?


@ShelleyChen wrote:

I just activate my SIM an hour ago, I didn't do anything yet....haven't sent out anything, but my data useage is already 5.356 / 250 MB? How come??


It's a constant running buffer of 5.236MB actually. The mere act of turning on cell data will grab this buffer. As you use data it will constantly grab that buffer.

As mentioned, if you turn off data and then flip in/out of airplane mode then it will reset to the actual usage of the current buffer.

Depending on what all you let your phone do, your phone will generally always eat a very small amount of data just sync-ing to the network. Then your apps will have their way.

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