21-04-2011 10:34 AM
i have a problem
im using a LG optimus 7 (windows phone 7)
on my last bill i was charge for internet usage
so i called vodafone asking why
and they told me i was over the limit
so i checked my internet usage on my bill
and saw my phone was using wap every night at 12:00am
from like 5MB to highest of 80MB
im only on the 4thday of this months cycle and im already at 80MB for this month
any1 know why its using this???
22-04-2011 11:17 AM
Hey there Smilie,
Many thanks for your post regarding WAP usage on your LG Optimus 7.
It's going to be rather difficult to explain this, but I do have a few suggestions that may be causing the usage.
Can you confirm whether you've got location services enabled on the handset?
Are you able to see whether the handset is downloading updates?
Are push notifications enabled at all?
A suggestion would be to try turning the handset off overnight, just the once, to see if the data is still consumed by the handset.
I'd really appreciate if you could get back to me with the answers to the above questions.
I look forward to your response.
22-04-2011 07:22 PM
23-04-2011 10:06 AM
What email service do you use with the phone?
Microsoft found an issue with Yahoo Mail using large amounts of data. Details here
23-04-2011 03:28 PM
only use @hotmail.com and @msn.com
looking at the bills it might be data usage for the whole day???
thinking if its me started download a app via WiFi
then screen lock comes on and WiFi gets turned off
and apps starts downloading via mobile internet......
strange vodafone only chraged me once (£4.167)
and not the days afterwards
24-04-2011 04:54 PM
You're spot on that what you're seeing at midnight is the day's usage and charges tallied together - it is much easier to understand to see one total amount than 30-40 data sessions over the course of a day.
The single charge suggests that that was the day when you exceeded your allowance, as you would then have been billed £5 (including VAT) for a further 500MB of data - you haven't been charged again since as you haven't finished that off.
You said that the amounts of data used each day fluctuated. Do you recall doing anything extra with the handsets on the days with larger usage, such as using satnav, social networking, streaming media or the like? Knowing that it isn't specific usage at midnight means the next thing to do is to find out if it is your general data usage which is simply exceeding your allowance.
29-04-2011 10:19 PM
and the screen lock came on
so Wifi turned off automatically and it started using mobile internet
well good that vodafone only charges £5 for another 500mb
was afraid it might change into daily charges