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Verizon 3G Data Already Used Up? Data leak?
I barely use the 3g Verizon data plan since I'm always by Wifi but I do see it on once in a while when I wake up my Xoom. I've literally used 3g outside about 3 times for a total of 20 minutes and I just got a notification from Verizon that I've used half my 1GIG. WTF? Anyone else seeing this issue?
What will happen when we have LTE? Will cost us a fortune! This is making me think of getting the G-Slate from T-Mobile that has 5gig of data compared to 1 for Verizon at a much lower cost.
- 03-03-2011, 08:27 AM #2
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I have used my 3G just a hand full of times, otherwise it is turned off and hooked up to wifi and i have used 25% of my monthly data. If what Zmenchhofer said is correct I would have only used 10%, which still seems like a lot, I will definitely be getting off the 3g as soon as possible just in case.
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As far as I am aware, the Xoom comes with the wifi setting to "keep wifi on always, even while asleep" (at least, that's how mine came, and that is *not* how my phone is set--though I doubt it's a setting that's synced).
However, after I purchased the Xoom I sat in the parking lot and activated it while a friend picked up some food. After doing so, it proceeded to download 100+ apps that I have on my phone and used up about 200mb in the process.
(It should really make it more clear that it's doing this--it took a while and I didn't realize until afterwards that that was why the device was operating so slowly in the beginning.)
- 03-03-2011, 11:31 AM #12
a few days after getting my inspire it almost made me mad enough to take it back. i left a website open for the whole afternoon and never used the phone. 3g watchdog tells me i used 50MB in a few hours.
get rid of any unwanted widgets, set pulse to update only on wifi, etc. i like some widgets but in the end you're burning through data when you're not using your device
- 03-03-2011, 11:36 AM #13
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check your wifi sleep policy - if your wifi is turned off when screen is off the xoom falls back on 3g service.
work around - i only enable my data service if i'm walking out of my home.
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- 03-03-2011, 03:23 PM #18
Settings =>WiFi and Networks uncheck the box that say "Use phone for data connection when WiFi is unavailable.
There should be another setting that you can check to keep WiFi on while sleeping. I'm trying to find it.Palm V => Palm Zire 31 => Palm Tungsten E => Palm 700WX => Sprint Touch => Sprint Hero => Droid Incredible => Galaxy Nexus
- 03-04-2011, 08:56 AM #19
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I purchased my Xoom without a data plan and activated it over WiFi (a challenge on a MAC filtered protected network, where I could not find the MAC address in the box, on the box, or on the WiFi activation screen displayed during setup!), and immediately after activation it synced up to my Google account and started downloading over 100 aps that I had installed on my Droid 1.
I can imagine that's a bit of data and would use up a chunk of the quota, so for sure there should be a question asked during setup, "Download now over 3G, or postpone until WiFi is available?"
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- 03-05-2011, 06:43 PM #24
this what I get mad about there advertisement shows streaming all this contect and I always thought what about the data cap. I stream tv shows from home on 3g with my x and I use 10g a month easily. I have up on my data stick it has 5g and in 2weeks its used up.
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- 03-05-2011, 07:04 PM #25