How am I using data in my sleep?
July 20, 2010 8:05 AM Subscribe
All of a sudden, my data usage with AT&T has gone way up. How can I be using data while I'm asleep? And on wifi?
posted by morganannie to technology (31 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Historically, I have never gone over 164 MB of data usage in a month. Because of this, I recently switched to the 200 MB data plan.
Also, I should note that this is my first full cycle with an iPhone 3gs rather than a 3g.
So I am 5 days into the billing cycle and have already used 20 MB of data.
Here's the kicker: I'm *almost* always on wireless. We have wireless at home and at work. And looking at my data usage in the detailed summary at the AT&T page, I am apparently using data when I am connected to wireless. And at 2am when I am asleep. I don't get it!?
I called AT&T yesterday and the customer service person told me that my wireless is probably being "interrupted" and the phone is getting information from apps during these down times. I don't feel like this is the case.