3x data usage when i moved from new Mexico to Arizona no change in usage

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3x data usage when i moved from new Mexico to Arizona no change in usage

Being charged 3 x more data than I normally use and all that has changed is my location was using just under 2 gig a month last 2 months used 5 gig each month is that possible only use phone to check email and Facebook and listen to pandora but not more than before actually used phone less this month and well over 4 gig with 5 days to go in bill cycle
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Re: 3x data usage when i moved from new Mexico to Arizona no change in usage

Did you use some sort of GPS? That can eat up a ton of data. Even free apps like Google maps now use gps so you can use data just looking up a location, if the app isn't exited it can still run and track your location.
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Former Community Manager

Re: 3x data usage when i moved from new Mexico to Arizona no change in usage

That's a really good point stef. I was thining about what might cause an increase in data use but using GPS didn't occur to me. 

 

Quez1 - If you used GPS while driving to your new place or perhaps to find your way around you new town, that might account for the extra data use. 

 

 

 

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Re: 3x data usage when i moved from new Mexico to Arizona no change in usage

Yea I thought that 2 but have really been watching my use this month I am using hundreds of thousands of kb in a matter of 10 min not using gps or pandora that much going to shut off cell data for next couple days and document what I'm doing when I'm doing it per AT&T manager and will see thanks for advice extremely frustrated though
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Employee

Re: 3x data usage when i moved from new Mexico to Arizona no change in usage

My data manager. It'll let you know what app is using data. From here in out though,not previous usage
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