r81984Fair and BalancedPremiumReviews:
|reply to IPPlanMan |
said by IPPlanMan:Easy.
How is it possible to have phantom traffic?
Traffic that your phone did not request is being sent to your IP address. The network has no idea if that traffic is legit/requested by you, it just send it to your phone and counts it as usage.
Now your phone reads the packets and drops them as it knows it did not request the data. So you might not have used your phone, but you get charged for data as the network sent it to your phone.
Also there can be apps or even the OS using bandwidth without you knowing about it.
Your phone might phone home to tell ATT where it is at over data and ATT could be counting traffic like that even though it is their traffic to your phone.
Your behavior is inconsistent with your desire to be treated like everyone else.