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data usage details
Edited by Glomag on Aug 4, 2010 at 10:05:42 AM

hi...this is my first month with the data plan (ever). and out of curiousity, i checked my data usage and i see that i'm up to 1.2 GB out of the 2 GB limit. i narrowed it down to one 1077254KB incident.

 

first of all, i dont know how i can even send a 2MB file/session from my phone to the ATT WAP, let alone 1 GB.

 

how can i get details about this session? what website or app was doing it? i hope it's not the {word filter evasion}  AT&T navigator that keeps starting.

 

DATE TIME TO/FROMTYPEDIRECTIONMSG/KB/MIN
08/03 05:05 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 506KB
08/03 02:38 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 1769KB
08/02 02:38 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 16960KB
08/01 02:38 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 142KB
07/31 02:38 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 6125KB
07/30 06:38 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 2879KB
07/30 02:26 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3886KB
07/30 12:26 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3240KB
07/29 10:10 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/29 10:10 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 6204KB
07/29 02:35 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 17KB
07/28 09:35 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 51KB
07/28 09:34 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 2KB
07/28 02:36 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 9975KB
07/27 01:29 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 4872KB
07/27 02:48 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 119KB
07/26 02:47 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 9133KB
07/25 05:47 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 1077254KB
07/25 05:41 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/25 05:40 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/25 05:38 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/25 03:47 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 4KB
07/25 02:25 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 8KB
07/24 02:05 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 2700KB
07/24 12:05 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 648KB
07/23 02:28 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3611KB
07/23 12:28 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 4104KB
07/22 09:58 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3478KB
07/22 09:56 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/22 09:54 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 86KB
07/22 09:30 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/22 08:38 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/22 07:14 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 153KB
07/22 06:57 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/22 06:40 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 8KB
07/22 08:59 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 25765KB
07/22 02:22 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 85KB
07/21 08:22 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 23669KB
07/21 08:14 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 1305KB
07/21 07:16 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/21 06:50 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/21 09:01 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3881KB
07/21 08:37 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/21 06:49 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 27KB
07/21 01:57 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 72KB
07/20 11:57 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 45KB
07/20 11:06 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 24KB
07/20 09:53 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 17KB
07/20 08:36 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 129KB
07/20 07:48 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 13KB

hi...this is my first month with the data plan (ever). and out of curiousity, i checked my data usage and i see that i'm up to 1.2 GB out of the 2 GB limit. i narrowed it down to one 1077254KB incident.

 

first of all, i dont know how i can even send a 2MB file/session from my phone to the ATT WAP, let alone 1 GB.

 

how can i get details about this session? what website or app was doing it? i hope it's not the {word filter evasion}  AT&T navigator that keeps starting.

 

DATE TIME TO/FROMTYPEDIRECTIONMSG/KB/MIN
08/03 05:05 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 506KB
08/03 02:38 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 1769KB
08/02 02:38 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 16960KB
08/01 02:38 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 142KB
07/31 02:38 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 6125KB
07/30 06:38 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 2879KB
07/30 02:26 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3886KB
07/30 12:26 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3240KB
07/29 10:10 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/29 10:10 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 6204KB
07/29 02:35 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 17KB
07/28 09:35 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 51KB
07/28 09:34 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 2KB
07/28 02:36 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 9975KB
07/27 01:29 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 4872KB
07/27 02:48 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 119KB
07/26 02:47 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 9133KB
07/25 05:47 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 1077254KB
07/25 05:41 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/25 05:40 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/25 05:38 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/25 03:47 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 4KB
07/25 02:25 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 8KB
07/24 02:05 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 2700KB
07/24 12:05 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 648KB
07/23 02:28 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3611KB
07/23 12:28 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 4104KB
07/22 09:58 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3478KB
07/22 09:56 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/22 09:54 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 86KB
07/22 09:30 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/22 08:38 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/22 07:14 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 153KB
07/22 06:57 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/22 06:40 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 8KB
07/22 08:59 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 25765KB
07/22 02:22 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 85KB
07/21 08:22 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 23669KB
07/21 08:14 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 1305KB
07/21 07:16 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/21 06:50 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/21 09:01 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3881KB
07/21 08:37 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 3KB
07/21 06:49 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 27KB
07/21 01:57 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 72KB
07/20 11:57 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 45KB
07/20 11:06 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 24KB
07/20 09:53 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 17KB
07/20 08:36 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 129KB
07/20 07:48 PM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 13KB

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You should call 611, that charge seems to be bogus as you have another data charge 6 minutes before and it's a lot of data usage for one session... Also, what's your cellphone?

You should call 611, that charge seems to be bogus as you have another data charge 6 minutes before and it's a lot of data usage for one session... Also, what's your cellphone?

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I just posted the same question. Did you get any reply that was of assistance?

I just posted the same question. Did you get any reply that was of assistance?

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Hello...Don't know if this will help, but I recently got the htc aria. This is my first smartphone. I started with 200mb of data. I went over in less than a month. Never using apps, or twitter or facebook, music, even the internet only used briefly.. Found out...the wap.cingular is updates such as news, weather, stocks, emails...To stop wap.cingular from eating up your data, you need to go into your settings and disenable Background data AND Auto sync...You still need to enable it back to download any apps. It should prompt you to do so anyways...I just found this out today so I will be watching myself..Hope it helps...

Hello...Don't know if this will help, but I recently got the htc aria. This is my first smartphone. I started with 200mb of data. I went over in less than a month. Never using apps, or twitter or facebook, music, even the internet only used briefly.. Found out...the wap.cingular is updates such as news, weather, stocks, emails...To stop wap.cingular from eating up your data, you need to go into your settings and disenable Background data AND Auto sync...You still need to enable it back to download any apps. It should prompt you to do so anyways...I just found this out today so I will be watching myself..Hope it helps...

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SAME PROBLEM WITH MY ARIA

 

I just checked my data usage to find out that in the first 5 days of my current billing cycle, I've used 128MB of my 200MB plan.
So I checked my data usage on-line to find out that my phone has been sending, yes I said sending data at 2:03 or 7:03 am every morning during this billing cycle. Of course my bill for last month is not available yet so I can't check how long it's been doing this, but will post it when I can.

DATE TIME TO/FROMTYPEDIRECTION MSG/KB/MIN
09/09 02:03 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 37464KB
09/08 02:03 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 11997KB
09/07 07:03 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 64347KB

My wifi has been set to never sleep since the day I got the phone.
I am always in range of my wifi when it is sending this data.

Question, does anyone know how to remove the bloatware from the HTC Aria?

SAME PROBLEM WITH MY ARIA

 

I just checked my data usage to find out that in the first 5 days of my current billing cycle, I've used 128MB of my 200MB plan.
So I checked my data usage on-line to find out that my phone has been sending, yes I said sending data at 2:03 or 7:03 am every morning during this billing cycle. Of course my bill for last month is not available yet so I can't check how long it's been doing this, but will post it when I can.

DATE TIME TO/FROMTYPEDIRECTION MSG/KB/MIN
09/09 02:03 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 37464KB
09/08 02:03 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 11997KB
09/07 07:03 AM wap.cingular Internet/MEdia Net Sent 64347KB

My wifi has been set to never sleep since the day I got the phone.
I am always in range of my wifi when it is sending this data.

Question, does anyone know how to remove the bloatware from the HTC Aria?

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Edited by vacorda on Oct 4, 2010 at 4:39:41 PM

We have the same problem from my daughters HTC Aria. I called AT&T but they said they do not know what is going on. As you can see in the usage below, you would see 83MB of data usage!!!!. This is just after 5 days of using. The phone is only used for facebook, gmail, and web browsing. 85MB of usage in one session is just too suspicious! I checked her browsing history and I do not see anything that might be causing it. AT$T told me that she might have uploaded large amount of pictures. I checked her facebook and she did not upload any. Please Help!!!

 

DATE TIME TO/FROMTYPEDIRECTION MSG/KB/MIN
10/0407:41 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent140KB
10/0412:04 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent6KB
10/0312:19 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent15KB
10/0207:15 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent17203KB
10/0210:54 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent83599KB
10/0210:47 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent137KB
10/0109:06 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent33KB
10/0107:08 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent16KB
10/0105:30 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent186KB
10/0104:03 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent3743KB
10/0110:09 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent952KB
10/0109:27 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent9KB
10/0109:17 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent5020KB
10/0108:43 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent104KB
09/3004:59 PM<# removed intentionally>Text/IM MessagingReceived1Msg
09/3004:57 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent382KB

We have the same problem from my daughters HTC Aria. I called AT&T but they said they do not know what is going on. As you can see in the usage below, you would see 83MB of data usage!!!!. This is just after 5 days of using. The phone is only used for facebook, gmail, and web browsing. 85MB of usage in one session is just too suspicious! I checked her browsing history and I do not see anything that might be causing it. AT$T told me that she might have uploaded large amount of pictures. I checked her facebook and she did not upload any. Please Help!!!

 

DATE TIME TO/FROMTYPEDIRECTION MSG/KB/MIN
10/0407:41 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent140KB
10/0412:04 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent6KB
10/0312:19 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent15KB
10/0207:15 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent17203KB
10/0210:54 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent83599KB
10/0210:47 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent137KB
10/0109:06 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent33KB
10/0107:08 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent16KB
10/0105:30 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent186KB
10/0104:03 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent3743KB
10/0110:09 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent952KB
10/0109:27 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent9KB
10/0109:17 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent5020KB
10/0108:43 AMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent104KB
09/3004:59 PM<# removed intentionally>Text/IM MessagingReceived1Msg
09/3004:57 PMwap.cingularInternet/MEdia NetSent382KB

Same Problem for my daughter's HTC Aria

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I think this problem has to do with the HTC sense (the android skin that HTC uses). If you go to settings > accounts and sync (i think) > turn off all background data.

 

The OS constantly searches for new weather, stock, and any other widget information (if you have a facebook or along those lines...) and can cause these spikes in usage. I would suggest turning them off or increasing your data plan.

I think this problem has to do with the HTC sense (the android skin that HTC uses). If you go to settings > accounts and sync (i think) > turn off all background data.

 

The OS constantly searches for new weather, stock, and any other widget information (if you have a facebook or along those lines...) and can cause these spikes in usage. I would suggest turning them off or increasing your data plan.

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I'm having the same problem with my daughter's Aria. I called and spoke to an AT&T rep but they don't know what is happening. I raised the plan to 2GB and they gave me a $15 credit. I followed the suggestion to stop the Background Data account synch. It appears that is what could be causing it to happen since the phone is updating Facebook, Google, News, Weather, and Stocks. I will keep an eye on the usage daily and see what happens. Hopefully, I can drop the plan back to 200MB soon.

I'm having the same problem with my daughter's Aria. I called and spoke to an AT&T rep but they don't know what is happening. I raised the plan to 2GB and they gave me a $15 credit. I followed the suggestion to stop the Background Data account synch. It appears that is what could be causing it to happen since the phone is updating Facebook, Google, News, Weather, and Stocks. I will keep an eye on the usage daily and see what happens. Hopefully, I can drop the plan back to 200MB soon.

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Personally, I think AT&T has really burned users here, 200mB is just enough to get you into trouble, and overage charges, with these phones. Low cap is fine for a blackberry which uses compressed data, plain text email, and has a platform built on low data consumption. That why RIM was all smiles when AT&T added caps hoping the other carriers would follow. My opinion, AT&T has a high number of RIM phones and that's why it skews the numbers low for the "average data user".

 

I have a Droid on Verizon, why, because it is unlimited data (I really got it because my Bold was dropping 10+ calls a day). I don't stream media and still use very close to 2gB of data; no idea why. I haven't bothered to look and don't usually use wifi. One month I used 6gB, no idea why or what I did different that month. I don't want to spend two hours a week watching my bill to see my usage and figure out if that gets me through the rest of the month.

 

With Android phones there are apps to monitor data usage on the phone. Try searching www.appbrain.com. I'm sure there are a couple that can tell you what app is using data so you can narrow it down. Using a phone shouldn't be this much trouble.

 

I'm sure you're already doing it, but use wifi as much as possible. Call AT&T and complain. I'd really like to keep my family plan with AT&T and the retention department is trying to make me happy but I just don't see any advantage to sticking it out and getting $10 overage charges on two or three lines for 10mB of data.

Personally, I think AT&T has really burned users here, 200mB is just enough to get you into trouble, and overage charges, with these phones. Low cap is fine for a blackberry which uses compressed data, plain text email, and has a platform built on low data consumption. That why RIM was all smiles when AT&T added caps hoping the other carriers would follow. My opinion, AT&T has a high number of RIM phones and that's why it skews the numbers low for the "average data user".

 

I have a Droid on Verizon, why, because it is unlimited data (I really got it because my Bold was dropping 10+ calls a day). I don't stream media and still use very close to 2gB of data; no idea why. I haven't bothered to look and don't usually use wifi. One month I used 6gB, no idea why or what I did different that month. I don't want to spend two hours a week watching my bill to see my usage and figure out if that gets me through the rest of the month.

 

With Android phones there are apps to monitor data usage on the phone. Try searching www.appbrain.com. I'm sure there are a couple that can tell you what app is using data so you can narrow it down. Using a phone shouldn't be this much trouble.

 

I'm sure you're already doing it, but use wifi as much as possible. Call AT&T and complain. I'd really like to keep my family plan with AT&T and the retention department is trying to make me happy but I just don't see any advantage to sticking it out and getting $10 overage charges on two or three lines for 10mB of data.

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