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Verizon S5 data usage question
Switched yesterday to Verizon from Sprint. The plan I took was the edge 1g because when I was with Sprint the most data I used was about 300mb due to me being on wifi almost all the time. So today, after one full day with my S5, I checked my data usage out of curiosity. I seen that I used 251mb in less then 24hrs. This seemed strange because I was only off wifi for maybe 30 min and only browsed a few web pages during that time. I called the Verizon store, and the girl there said she thinks the data I'm seeing is combined wifi and mobile network. But to call to make sure. I called, she was wrong. Plus it clearly shows wifi and mobile seperately. After explaining my usage and past history to the phone rep, I asked how I used a months worth of my average data usage in less than 24hrs. I informed him how I was on the network for maybe 30min or so and browsed a few web pages. He said that the likely reason for the usage was due to the fact that when you get a new phone, it takes a lot of data to setup and download all the updates. He then told me to disable the mobile network when I am on wifi to make sure its not switching back and forth. I thought the disabling the network advice is nonsense. Anyways, does this explanation sound right? At this pace I will be through 1gb by monday. Plus, if this is a correct explanation, why should I lose a quarter of my months data to set up a phone. That data should be forgiven somehow. The rep did give me an additional 1gb at no charge in exchange for a one year contract. After the 1 year I keep the 2gb at the 1gb price indefinitely. But if i'm using .25gb a day while only on mobile data for a half hour, 2gb isn't going to do me much good.