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Mobile data on usage detail for texts

My bill shows mobile data on my usage detail under text messages. I was told that is for 3rd party app messages like fb messenger or yahoo messenger. Is that the only reason that would be on there?
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ACE - Sage

Re: Mobile data on usage detail for texts

@MDH1990

What you are seeing is ‘short code’ text from a computer.  It is usually a notification.  Bank, 2 step verification, pharmacy, Amazon, etc.  

 

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@Hdobrev555 wrote:

Mobile data shows up on my phone without numbers why?


Late reply...sorry about not seeing post earlier.

mobile data = data used on apps and service on your phone.  It has no number, because it was not calls or text to anyone else. 

What content used your data is in the settings on your phone, under data usage. 

 

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Please tell what app did you use to spy? I am having the same problem. Please email me 

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Re: Mobile data on usage detail for texts

It’s from streaming music in my case.  I listen to amazon music and I have data usage of exactly 46080kb at all the times I was streaming music.  

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There are several different days throughout a years period of time that my husband's data shows 135.0 MB. The 124.73 MB is the first time that number has shown up. What is he using/doing that he is using that much data at one time? If he used Skype on his phone to web that would that use this amount of data? And how many minutes would that call/video call be?  This is just one example: 

 

 

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@JoanneRose13 wrote:

There are several different days throughout a years period of time that my husband's data shows 135.0 MB. The 124.73 MB is the first time that number has shown up. What is he using/doing that he is using that much data at one time? If he used Skype on his phone to web that would that use this amount of data? And how many minutes would that call/video call be?  This is just one example: 

 

 

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That's not really that much data. A Skype call as short as 10-15 minutes could use that much data. One episode of a TV show would probably be about that much. 

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Ok well my husbands texts all have gone to data usage and no texts ever show up now after being caught cheating. So why are all his texts show data usage even when he’s texted me?

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@MissyMK wrote:

Ok well my husbands texts all have gone to data usage and no texts ever show up now after being caught cheating. So why are all his texts show data usage even when he’s texted me?


He's NOT texting you, he's sending you a message in a way that looks like texting BUT actually uses data.

For example, two iPhones "texting" each other are actually using the iMessage protocol which uses data, so it doesn't show up in the texting logs.\

 

 

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