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djrobx
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reply to robo74

Re: More Proof that All Data Plans with Overages Are Bad

said by robo74:

This goes out to all the AT&T fans that thought AT&T was perfect.

All 5 of them?

I saw an extremely high amount of usage on my phone when I wasn't using it / was at home with wifi available. Turns out it was automatically checking my hotmail account, which had 20,000+ messages. It's primarily a junk account, but I was buying a home so I wanted to be alerted to new messages.

Just checking this account racked up almost 2gb of data over the course of a month. I don't otherwise do a lot - prior to enabling the account my usage was 200-500mb/month. Wifi doesn't help. When the phone is locked, the wifi is disabled to save battery. So it will do a lot of email checking on 3G even when wifi is available.

I disabled automatic email checking and got the message count of my Hotmail account down to a low roar, and my usage is back to normal.
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innoman
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Dallas, TX
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that's frustrating... it should limit the number of messages it downloads and only check for new stuff. (but do things ever work the way they should?