7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2012 8:48 AM by Wildman



      I have taken notice, even with DATA off, I am being charged DATA SHARE VMDF.  Could somebody tell me what this is

      exactly and how can I be charged when I have DATA off?   It doesn't amount to much, but wondering.  Thanks all.


      Oh yes, no games downloaded or movies, etc. 

        • 1. Re: DATA SHARE VMDF

          Check out this app, I use it and it does well because you can restrict apparel from data use and connect only on wifi.


          But remember some apparel like MMS can't work without data and usually force data in to send file being sent..

          • 2. Re: DATA SHARE VMDF

            Sorry forgot link..


            Can't post link on mobile so search for Onavo Count in Okay Store.

            • 3. Re: DATA SHARE VMDF

              Thanks, just downloaded it. going to give it a try.  What is the VMDF **** anyway? 

              • 4. Re: DATA SHARE VMDF

                I am assuming you are speaking of the "Virtual Machine Disk Format", this is a system file that monitors the hidden system partition on a device.. 


                The only thing is I am unsure why you are using data for it, I believe it could be coming from another application that is accessing the files data by unclear whats with the data use.

                • 5. Re: DATA SHARE VMDF

                  When I check my DATA usage it is all DATA SHARE VMDF.  and it is at hours when I have DATA off or not using phone at all.  so how can I be using data when it is off? and how do I find out what this DATA SHARE VMDF is related to, app wise.

                  • 6. Re: DATA SHARE VMDF

                    What plan are you on? This is new to me, and have never seen someone charged for VMDF...  What device are you using, and what applications do you have installed?  Have to tried calling CS to see if they know anything about it?  The only possible way I can see a VMDF is if you use Verizon's backup assistant though I would also assume they would bill it or word it something most people would understand.

                    • 7. Re: DATA SHARE VMDF

                      Tidbit makes a valid point about Verizon's Backup Assistant and from my experience this is one of the applications that causes data transfer another thing is any application that is intended to sync data to a cloud base service..


                      Basically what I do is use Onavo Count and set all the apps that access Cloud base services to WiFi only so it can not use the devices data to sync because sometimes apps like this can sync a gig or more data in one day that can get costly if using a tiered data plan.