[Chugalug] Verizon Data Usage metrics
jnylen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 20:14:47 UTC 2013
Also, I wish you all the luck in the world when talking to the Verizon
support flunkies - you'll need at least some of it.
On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:13 PM, James Nylen <jnylen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Have you thought about running all traffic on your Android device through
> OpenVPN? It's probably a good idea anyway, and it doesn't require root.
> Then you could monitor traffic usage using whatever your normal tools are
> for your home network.
> I haven't done this yet, but here are some links that may be useful:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:57 PM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That's exactly what I'm using to monitor data usage. It has never shown
>> more than 300mb before.
>> I'm going to call Verizon later. My brother (lawyer in the family, not IT
>> guy) has talked to them a bit, but Im going to talk to them from an IT
>> perspective and get them to explain their reasoning to me. If it doesn't
>> fly, I will gather all the data I can, and my brother and I will be having
>> a chat. We're on the same family plan.
>> On Oct 14, 2013 3:48 PM, "Tim Youngblood" <timyoungblood at gmail.com>
>>> Not sure of the version nor broken facade thanks to Samsung you may be
>>> running on your S3 but...for me on my S4 Play Edition (pure Android) I have
>>> a way to monitor battery and data usage as well as set limits for the
>>> latter. Settings > Data Usage
>>> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:39 PM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Verizon is claiming that I used 1-3GB of data last month. As network
>>>> engineer, I know that's not possible, and I know that I've never come close
>>>> to using 1-3 GB of data on my phone.
>>>> Does anyone know how Verizon calculates their data usage, and what I
>>>> can do to go about monitoring / calculating my data usage for hard
>>>> This is a Galaxy S3, not rooted.
>>>> I know I haven't used that much data, but according to Verizon's
>>>> built-in data usage app, I've used less than 200mb (aside from the fact
>>>> that I have a good idea of how much data 1GB equals, and know I didn't come
>>>> close to using that much).
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