I, too, have been getting false data alerts for months now. Yesterday, I received two: the 75% usage and 90% usage alerts. Checked my account online and am not even close. In fact, my billing cycle is only a few days old and my actual usage is 0%!
I reported this problem several months ago and, like you, I was (correctly) assured that the problem was with the alerts, not my usage. But I have little confidence, after this length of time, that solving the false alert problem is high priority for Verizon Wireless. And it does defeat the purpose of the alerts if we have to take the time (and it does take significant time) to access our accounts to check our actual usage because we can't trust the alerts!
Only after spending hours on the phone did I look online and see how many people were having usage issues like I am. I am at a loss to know what tools I have to defend my position that the information Verizon has provided is faulty. So I am asking for help in this community. So here goes.
a. I am in my 20th day with my new Verizon plan.
b. My data usage (per the online spreadsheet) is 76 MB less the the usage per the bulletins provided by Verizon.
(161 MB vs 236 MB)
c. I copied page by page of the spreadsheet to my own Excel file.............
d. Because first the rep tried to say the the data was being lost when uploaded to a spreadsheet.
e. After recalculation the totals (they matched), I told him nothing was missing in the transfer.
f. He kept saying that the usage alerts (on the phone) had the correct amount, and that he would investigate why there was a discrepancy re:the online data. This seems to be different than what others are hearing. But the point is, nothing matches.
g. I told him under no circumstances would I pay for overages since I was making every effort to stay within my budget based on my personal account information that they provided.
How can I protect myself here? I would appreciate any assistance from the community. Hope to hear from someone more seasoned than I. Thanks so much. Bebo
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I have had these phone for less than 10 days and the data has doubled only on one phone. I am not impressed and will not pay for overages. This is utter **. I will call my attorney, as there is plenty of proof on this forum and at bbb that this is an ongoing issue.
I think this has been happening to one of my phones. Hmmmmm!