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Being charged for Data for when phone is not even in use, why

How is my phone accumulating data usage , for instance 12.50 MB and lots of lesser ones when I am not even using the phone?

3 replies

Application updates, push notifications, etc.
Userlevel 7
It is most likely due to background applications. If you have an iphone, go to settings>cellular>scroll to bottom and disable whatever applications from having data access. If you have an android, setting apps to update on wifi only is a good option. To do this, go to playstore>Playstore icon settings>under general, tap on auto update apps> select auto updates over wifi only.
Userlevel 6
All so called "smartphones" do this unless you adjusts the setting as the guys above mentioned it.