[Chugalug] Verizon Data Usage metrics

James Nylen jnylen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 21:12:57 UTC 2013


Bleh, we should probably switch to a plan like this.  Can I use my own
phone (or root, and get a decent ROM) with any of these services?


On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Tim Youngblood <timyoungblood at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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