[Chugalug] Verizon Data Usage metrics

Tim Youngblood timyoungblood at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 20:58:04 UTC 2013


Or you could just not beat your head against a wall and go with
straighttalk/net10 for $45/month. I did this and haven't looked back since
the end of last year.

Verizon is a rip off. The service I have now is better and 30% of what I
was paying.


On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:20 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:

> The most I've ever used is 2 GB, and that was on Sprint. I love virtual
> unlimited 4g
>  On Oct 14, 2013 4:18 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:
>>
>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.blinkt.openvpn
>>
>> https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/108/openvpn-configuration-on-android-instead-of-pptp-ipsec/p1
>> http://blog.wwwjfy.net/2012/01/05/use-openvpn-on-galaxy-nexus/
>>
>>
>> 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>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>> evidence?
>>>>>
>>>>> 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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