Just purchased a new IPod touch and iphone 4 for my daughters and my usage went from 4 gb per month to hitting the 5GB limit in 9 days!!! They had access with a laptop and an Ipod touch previously and we have a no video download rule in the house.
I have a distrust of the "hands off and just let us take care of things" philosophy of apple and would like to know if these new units are likely to be initiating data updates on their own?
Also, I use an LG 4G modem with a Cradlepoint MBR 900; is there any way to log where downloads are initiating? I've heard of "throttling" by requiring a log-on for every 50 gb or so. How would I do that?
I know how important it is to maintain control of the data device when it's for more than one person in the home. If the iPhone and iPod Touch are set with the WiFi "ON" they will be running any App update checks along with any social media (Facebook and Twitter) and email checks. Even if nothing is retrieved, the connection to the internet is initiated with the servers therefore using internet. I recommend having them turn WiFi "OFF" when not in use to prevent any unwanted data usage.
You can visit vzw.com and login to My Verizon to review the usage details and confirm the dates and times it was used. I encourage you to sign up for data usage alerts as this is the best way to be informed on usage but other than turning the device off or suspending the line, we don't have a method of stopping usage.
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