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Mon, Feb 8, 2010 8:08 PM
i don't know what Internet/MEdia Net on my Data Usage is.
Emails or only the Internet access?
Thanks for your help
8 years ago
Here is a breakdown of Media Net as well as FAQ's. This should sum it all up for you.
~ Julie Rae
11 years ago
10 years ago
Does that mean that those applications or internet are being personally accessed, or can it be updates?
@sweetnspicy wrote:Does that mean that those applications or internet are being personally accessed, or can it be updates?
All. Anything that uses data*.
NOTE: *except for data used by MMS messaging, as the data used by MMS is included in the price of the messaging package or pay-per-message price
Hi there! I just joined this forum to find out the answer to this too, as AT&T Tech support couldn't tell me the same question for my iphone. My situation is at odd hours daily I have a ton of data going out from "phone" and tech support can't tell me what that data it is or where it's going. I'm getting really creeped out & think I have a right to know. Can this be from spyware hijacking my texts, emails, etc.? Any insight is appreciated.
I just joined for the exact same reason!!
I was beginning to think my husband was having an affair and had coded the phonebook manager as phone!!
Im so relieved to know others are having the same thing.
I need to know a way to stop this!!
Did you ever get an answer?
We just got our AT&T phones last week. I've noticed numerous wap.cingular Media Net type messages of variable sizes at times when we are not using the phones.
I know the day we got the phone I was learning how to use it when I accidentally used the APP Center. It seems my phone defaults to that icon? I did not put a data plan on this phone at all.
If there is an APP on there using something how do I delete it?
Why is it so hard to find answers to these types of questions?
Ironically, I did not start getting these ridiculous internet/media net charges until I changed from the unlimited data plan to the limited plan, as I never used much data since I have wifi. What's up with that?
Also, why is it that AT&T cannot or will not disclose which apps, if it is apps, are causing this?
When you see odd hours of data usage, usually at night when most people are sleeping, it is an automatic AT&T corporate type app that tracks data usage by that phone used for billing purposes. I have read about this issue on other forums.
According to some knowledgeable posters elsewhere, there should be do data charges to your account associated with these data transfers. It's just one way AT&T keeps track of data usage in their billing processes.
Yes Im learning all this myself. My wife did have an affair. MSM messges usually exist in this situation. If he has an old iphone be sure to take it. You can still get email via wireless. You can still search contacts and match phone numbers. Search his new or old phone for a dummy or 2nd email account. If you both have smart phones, be sure to put his email account on your phone. On an iphone your email accounts can even be merged. Not trying to change the nature of this site. Trying to inform and educate using ATT. ps it is not normal for someone over 25 imho to have more than 9000 texts in a month. This site is very useful in seeing patterns and habits. Use them. You will likely notice big changes if something were really going on. It was night and day for me as far as before and after goes. The internet media net doesnt really help you much.This site also logs old bills going back years. This helps too.
I to have noticed that my husband's Internet/Media net is off the roof early mornings between 2am -8am. I dont' know if he is cheating or chating with other girls. Only if there is a way to find out for sure.
thank you for your post. I too am afraid my spouse is having an affair. There are lots of "internet/media net" charges showing up on our phone bill I accessed on the ATT site. Like you said, I am thinking he may have a secret email account that he only accesses via his cellphone to be sneaky. What do you mean by MSM messages? Is there a way by using his iphone to determine if there is a secret email account? Any other advice since you have been in my shoes? I am sorry for you. Maybe things will turn out better for you in the end.
@Michelle10 wrote:I to have noticed that my husband's Internet/Media net is off the roof early mornings between 2am -8am. I dont' know if he is cheating or chating with other girls. Only if there is a way to find out for sure.
this is normal. the phone sends reports of data usage throughout the day when either the phone is turned off or if it's never turned off then it sends it in the middle of the night when the phone is idle not doing anything. data usage isn't sent to at&t at the time it is used, that would bog the system down as it would be reporting every second of the day for 90 million customers.
Would that be messages from facebook? or invites to facebook? My son keeps going over his alloted usage.
How can I find a secret e-mail account
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