No video streaming or downloading. I have a ring video doorbell, two wifi thermostats, and an Alexa speaker that hardly ever gets used. Both cell phones have had the wifi turned off. I am getting a data dump twice a day of about a half gig. Once in the morning and once at night? Any ideas anyone?
you answered you're own question your wi-fi is turned off and you have that stuff running 24/7. The time are just when the tower reports the usage. not when it's been used.1 GB in a day is 42 MB in an hour. Not a lot considering what you're using your mobile connection for.
DAVEKLIER, trying to understand how your data is being used, is always a good idea. We're happy to help clarify things and give some suggestions. boringusername is correct; when you disable Wi-Fi on your devices, it will increase data use. I have a wireless thermostat for my house as well, and when I'm not at home on Wi-Fi, my phone uses its data connection to communicate to it. The same would be true of your video doorbell.
I would recommend reconnecting your phones to the Wi-Fi network at your house. This will help reduce that usage and then you can use your data for when you're away from your home. Did you have any other questions we can help with?
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Thank you John. However, my work phone has unlimited data and my wife’s
cellular phone has unlimited data. So I am not worried about them using
data. I am trying to figure out how these for devices at my house can be
using a gigabyte of data every day. Do you really believe that reconnecting
both phones to the Wi-Fi network will lower my data usage? That does not
seem to make sense.
On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 10:45 AM johntr_vzw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Why doesn't it make sense?1 GB=1024 MB 1024/24 hours 42.7 MB per hour. That is not a lot of data especially if you using it for home security
Yes I understand that part of it. Makes sense. The part I don’t understand
is being told to hook to sell phones back up to it and use the Wi-Fi system
in the house.
On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 5:49 PM boringusername <email@example.com>
Disabling 4G/LTE to force all data over to land-based WiFi services should drop the 4G/LTE usage to just about 0. Smartphones will perform administrative tasks during the night. If WiFi is disabled, it will force everything over to 4G/LTE.
Which phone models do you have? Are the ring doorbell and the Alexa speaker connected to the home Wi-Fi network?
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