Re: iPhone Data Usage Counter DIFFERENT from AT&T (*3282#, *DATA#)[ Edited ]
07-17-2013 03:00:15 PM - edited 07-17-2013 03:04:44 PM
Take a look behind the data usage. I have turned off push notifications, all apps requestion location, no automatic updating, and turned off cellular for iTunes and any other app. I've never used Facebook yet my phone has used 187Mb sending Facebook data. The same goes for several other AT&T API request via third party apps that are not installed, authorized or used on my phone. In 11 days these apps increased my data use by more than 1Gb. I don't use YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, Vimeo, Pandora, Spotify or others. Nor do I play games, poker, etc.
My concern is AT&T was awarded along with HP and IBM a $3.5 Billion contract using API request for Navy-Marines. If no one at AT&T can stop, limit, reduce, correct what's being pulled from my phone now, how are they going to secure military secrets and the safety of our servicemen?
funny, I have a Iphone 5 and has all services turned off, the only 4rd party app is for bank access
the last time the cellular data was reset was 06/08/2012
Sent - 7.1MB
Recieved - 14.1MB
If facebook is sending then it has a logon configured for it and it will automaticly poll, since facebook app is written by facebook, they would be the ones that messed it up, you can uninstall that app if you don;t use it, same with twitter
Download the data usage tracking app from Itunes created by Onavo Mobile LTD, read the terms of service and install it, let it run for 10 or 15 days, you might be surprised with what you find. You might also think about reseting the phone to default and do not do a restart. If you upgraded from a previous Iphone and just did it via a restore there could be services that where left over from the old phone. The phone in question for the data was setup as a new phone with no restore.