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I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

Freshman

I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

Man come on WAKE UP!! you have WIFI and the Neighbors are steeling your internet
use  a password  !!!

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Assistant Professor

Re: I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

jenbeth5, that could be one reason but the majority of the time people have programs/apps doing things in the background they aren't aware of. Then there is virus and malware that will also do it.
New Member

Re: I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

How about nothing connected and still using data. Fit turned from on phones aaa , oh by the way........ No neighbors. If I had neighbors, I'd have time warner! Lol
Freshman

Re: I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

you could try running a anti virus scan I use Malwarebytes
Moderator

Re: I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

Hi jenbeth5

That's a pretty good example of a way someone's data could "disappear" - what is unfortunate is it is one of many. Today we have to be careful, like BirdDog mentions. My recommendation to those having this problem is to do our usage test to determine what is going on.
Thank you
Amnada
Tutor

Re: I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

I'd REALLY like to know what this means..."Fit turned from on phones aaa"  Smiley Surprised

 

I can tell you what MY culprit was to eating up tons of data.  CHROMECAST!  I had two of them that stayed inserted into the side of my tvs.  It took me months to figure out what was chewing up data.  Chromecast uses like 7-15MB/HOUR even if the tv is off.  It's downloading/refreshing the screen savers and I don't know what else.  And I had two of them.  Course the data was "free" during the Bonus hours so that didn't count against my allowance.  In case anyone might be experiencing this particular issue...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Chromecast/comments/2s2mvo/does_chromecast_slideshow_uses_data_when_tv_is/#...

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Chromecast/comments/30hy6a/does_google_chromecast_use_up_internet_when_not/

 

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chromecast/t35bIg8f09k

Professor

Re: I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...


@kaverette wrote:
How about nothing connected and still using data. Fit turned from on phones aaa , oh by the way........ No neighbors. If I had neighbors, I'd have time warner! Lol

Having neighbors doesn't mean cable internet is available.

New Poster

Re: I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

I go crazy searching devices to make sure wi-fi is off and still data keeps disappearing. I too am a former TWC subscriber and unlimited data spoiled me. It's like stepping back into time and putting up with driving down a rutted, gravel road instead of driving on a smooth multi lane highway. 10GB of anytime data quickly vanishes while 50GB of data just for 2-8 AM just sits
there. I didn't know that 10GB would get used so fast. I would jump at an extra 10GB any time minutes for $20 but not for $60 that was offered to us.
Tutor

Re: I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

My neighbors all have 4 legs and eat grass.  I don't think they've evolved enough yet to steal my wifi Smiley Wink

Tutor

Re: I read all the post saying "it's eating up my Data" and I am not doing anything ...

I couldn't imagine going from unlimted to 10GB/month Smiley Surprised