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Old 07-12-2008, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently I was scrutinizing my wireless bill/usage and noticed some strange activity. During early morning hours 1-4am my phone seems to "send" something outbound. Below is a couple lines from the data usage screen for my account.

07/09 01:49 AM blackberry.net Internet/MEdia Net Sent 1624KB

07/05 01:42 AM blackberry.net Internet/MEdia Net Sent 6437KB

06/20 01:13 AM blackberry.net Internet/MEdia Net Sent 8595KB

I'm not real concerned about it since I have the unlimited data plan. But it seems odd that my phone would be sending this much data while I am asleep. I talked with att CS and they ended up suggesting that it was my gmail push email password being incorrect. But I don't see how that could be the cause since I was / am receiving that email just fine on my BB.

The only third party apps i have loaded are:
GoogleMaps
BBwap
BBFAq


Has anyone else seen this strange data pattern?
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry I can't help but I wouldn't want my phone do things with out my knowledge I would be trying to get to the bottom of things.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I am also on AT&T and I turn my phone off at night and it automatically turns itself on at 6AM. When I look at my bill I always see data usage at 6AM everyday. It's almost like they consolidate the data when they list it. If they listed every time data goes back and forth on a BB you bill would be extremely long.

Anyone have a better explanation?
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If anyone else has the ability to look at your usage online, please do so and report back if you are seeing this phenomenon at early hours of the night. I noticed a couple more entries over the weekend on mine AND the wifes usage. Some of these aren't a whole lot of traffic, but still seems weird. And yes, I know for a fact we are asleep when this is happening

Mine:
07/13 01:19 AM blackberry.net Internet/MEdia Net Sent 6909KB

07/12 01:51 AM blackberry.net Internet/MEdia Net Sent 358KB

Wifes:
07/13 01:17 AM blackberry.net Internet/MEdia Net Sent 287KB

07/07 01:26 AM blackberry.net Internet/MEdia Net Sent 1408KB
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I think data usage is just being consolidated. I have large "sent" items at around the same time every night (11:22 PM). But no other blackberry.net sent items throughout the day which I know isn't true.
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Thanks for the reply C17Driver.

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When the iphone first came out people were getting huge book sized monthly statements because it was logging and time stamping every single data exchange. C17Driver's explanation seems like a reasonable one.
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Thank you for the explanations. I will keep these in mind.
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