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What's eating my data?!?
Iím looking for some guidance from those smarter than I, which is most everyone.
Some background: Currently have a Note 3 (since launch), on Vz (rooted, stock, some Xposed modules). I was with Sprint with truly unlimited data, but couldnít take the s-l-o-w speeds and moved to Vz, where the speeds are 8-10 times faster butÖ my usage has mysteriously more than doubled.
I used around 2.2GM/month on Sprint over several years. I had three smartphones, but the other 2 used negligible data. MY usage was (and still is) 98% streaming Sirius at work, M-F normal work hours, minus holidays, vacations, etc. The data being streamed from Sirius to my Note is the same regardless of carrier, so it should tally pretty close to the same number.
Moved to Vz, as stated, now have to go silent the last couple days of the billing cycle as Iím hitting the 4GB cap. MY usage has not changed at all, and overall usage should have gone down some as the other 2 phones remained on Sprint. So what gives?
No new apps added from my side. Nothing but Sirius using large amounts of data in System Settings, Data Usage. Google Play is next, but usage is minor. I do those updates at home over wifi. No open apps running that I see.
I have one of two theories: Vz or Note 3 app running my data up without my knowledge, or Vz counting data funny. Iím leaning toward the later, but Iím open to any other possibilities, so long as it can be determined wth is going on.
So I called Vz to see if we could investigate. Maybe something on their side sucking my precious bits. Looking at my usage by date/time, I can see some days are extremely high, with some earlier start times than I would be using the phone. The rep was extremely nice, but basically said they could tell nothing more than your data is being used, and at these times. But not by what/who.
So this is where Iím at Ė anyone have any suggestions on how to figure this out? And then how to fix it?
Sorry for the length.
Thanks in advance.