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I have a 15 gigabit plan which I never use to come close using...for some reason I have went over last two months...what am I doing to cause my usage to be so high? Thanks
realtor329
Newbie

I have a 15 gigabit plan that I never use to come close to using...the last two months I have went over...can anyone tell me what uses up so many gigabits? Thanks!

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Re: I have a 15 gigabit plan which I never use to come close using...for some reason I have went over last two months...what am I doing to cause my usage to be so high? Thanks
kaebfly
Champion

Hard to say. Streaming videos uses a lot of data for example. Just depends on what you're doing or of any of your apps are data hogs. Have you changed your usage habits? Viewing more videos or anything?

Re: I have a 15 gigabit plan which I never use to come close using...for some reason I have went over last two months...what am I doing to cause my usage to be so high? Thanks
andersonfmly
Enthusiast

You may do well to check a couple things...

Do you keep a lot of apps running in the background?

Do you allow app updates to download and install via cellular data or strictly wi-fi?

Much the same should apply to your app settings in general which, if allowed to do so, will default to using cellular data instead of wi-fi.

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Re: I have a 15 gigabit plan which I never use to come close using...for some reason I have went over last two months...what am I doing to cause my usage to be so high? Thanks
dilbertaz
Specialist

Have you checked your data usage on verizon on your account to see when the data was used (time of day and date) that may give you a hint as to what you may have been doing when the data was consumed.  You may also be able to get an app to help monitor data usage in the future (newer Android devices have data usage built-in that tells you what apps have consumed the data too).