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Data Usage is absurd.
shasum
Newbie

Hi all - I switched to a prepaid plan because I rarely even use my phone anymore.  I send and receive text messages (unlimited), and make and receive occasional phone calls (unlimited).  I set my data limit at 500 mb because I wasn't even using 4mb, let alone getting close to a gb.  Suddenly, one week after paying for the month, I'm already at 460 mb?  Plus, I'm having battery drainage issues (as are most people after the downloading last iPhone update), so I've been using the phone even less than previously.  I am particular about my settings, and I have rarely even left the house, therefore using wi-fi in the interim; but as I said, the phone is generally just sitting in the bedside drawer, anyway, going unused.  Meanwhile, my current details show data usage every calendar day for 24 hour periods at a time (i.e. 1436 minutes already used this morning, and I've only just woken up!).  How is that even possible?  Please, someone help me figure out what on earth is going on!  There's absolutely no way I'm using that much data - especially given in the past decade or longer that I've had contracts with Verizon, I've never used this much data.  Any tips/advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!  Thanks so much and be well!

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Re: Data Usage is absurd.
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Question? Prepaid is normally unlimited talk, texting and data.

Why would using data be an issue?

Now if you have a prepaid plan with a data limit I would get another prepaid service that has unlimited everything.

T-Mobile has a $40 prepaid plan with unlimited everything and 4G LTE data included. There are many more plans out there. Some even use Verizon's towers or even AT&T towers. So coverage should be great.

Walmarts has many such prepaid plans. Visit a store near you.

Good Luck

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Re: Data Usage is absurd.
rcschnoor
Legend

Elector wrote:

Question? Prepaid is normally unlimited talk, texting and data.

Why would using data be an issue?

Verizon has never had a smartphone pre-paid plan with unlimited data.Smiley Happy

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Then Verizon's prepaid is not worth having if its not unlimited everything. Wouldn't you think?

All you can eat at other services including data is much better in my opinion.

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