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Your carrier probably miscalculates data usage, study shows

0. phoneArena 14 Sep 2012, 08:30 posted on

Here is another way our cellular carriers get more money out of our pockets than they should – by overcharging us for the mobile data we consume. Well, they aren't doing it on purpose, most likely, but according to a recent study, two of the major U.S. carriers (no names were mentioned) sometimes register about 5 to 7 percent more data than a subscriber actually uses...

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posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:37 14

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I look at my bill regularly. If I EVER find out that Verizon is ripping me off, I will with the quickness of cheetah introduce them to my lawyer. lol

We ALL pay too much money to these letches, just to find out they are ripping us off. Please let me find out Verizon is screwing me.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:41 6

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


**leeches** lol

Please let me edit PhoneArena.com. lol

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:27 3

6. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


PhoneArena does let you edit until a bit of time passes or you get thumb.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:34 3

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1928; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You can only edit a post before the next post has been made.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:20 2

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know & that sucks because if it's an article that has a lot of posts then you are screwed if you are not fast enough. lol

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 03:11 2

18. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


you lol too much.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:39 3

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1212; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I would NOT be surprised. I have an app on all our phones showing data usage vs what it shows on the AT&T website and I really really wonder... its usually off buy just enough not to matter but enough to make me investigate.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:00 2

4. Aeires (unregistered)


The new data usage feature in ICS and JB is usually right on the money with T-Mobile's reports for my data usage.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:21 3

5. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Their talking about AT&T with out a doubt, lol

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:59 2

8. alpinejason (Posts: 251; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


and verizon for certain

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:34

10. Savage (Posts: 431; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Not really new. The data usage in Android 4.0 shows less than my carrier's bill always. Though not by much.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 11:18 1

11. dsDoan (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Be logical. This is the fault of the protocols, not the fault of the carriers.

That is, of course, unless the carriers designed the protocols.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 01:07 1

17. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


cue the dramatic music O_o

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 11:24

12. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 441; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Lets file this under the "f**king duh" category

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 18:41

13. e.wvu (unregistered)


Miscalculation? Yeah right.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 18:44

14. e.wvu (unregistered)


Carriers are aware that most of their customers don't look at their data usage on their bills. With that said, it's easy for carriers to "miscalculate" your data usage w/o your knowledge.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 20:03 1

15. DonMateo28 (Posts: 14; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Shouldn't matter if you on an unlimited data plan

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 00:55

16. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


JUST CONFIRMED!!! My last Sprint bill says 8.5GB of data when in fact I used 8.7GB

Im gonna call them right now. Theyre about to hear what UNLIMITED outrage sounds like =D

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 07:55

19. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


What about all the spam and advertising we are forced to take even though we don;t want it? They do not subtract for that. You want to know if your cell carrier is ripping you off? Just look at any bill, you can be assured, they are ripping you off.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 09:30

22. uofmrules (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Oct 2010)


What are you talking about? The only advertisments you may get are from an app you downloaded by your choice. So how is that the carriers fault?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 13:36

20. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


i hate all carriers, they are all the same, robbers with lawyers, after the school they are the thing i hate the most and would like to see killed with fire

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 09:29

21. uofmrules (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Oct 2010)


I love how the article trys to say the carriers add extra data to get more money out of you. The average consumer uses less then 2GB of data so even with the supposed adding of 5-7% more data won't make most people go over, and if they did it would be a whole $10 they pay, which again is rare. More people go over there minutes then data, and get charged a higher rate when they go over then data.

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