Why did my data disappear so fast when I was traveling in the USA

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I purchased 1 gb of data as a booster and it disappeared in 2 days with me barely using my phone.
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Daryl Kalenchuk

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Dinh, Mobile Master

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Hi Daryl,
You could check your usage in your selfserve, what did it say?
Also, both iphones and androids allow users to see usage of individual apps. What did it say when you open your phone cellular data usage?
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You may want to check the individual permissions you have given each app to access cellular data. Such things as email downloads, application updates, etc. Even keeping your weather app functional on cellular data is going to charged against your 1 gb.
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Unless you regularly reset your data usage in settings itl be hard to see where the data went. For the future you can download a data tracking App that'll record what uses how much so you can see where exactly it went.

Everything is so data intensive now. The average mobile webpage is now over 2.5MB and rapidly closing in on 3. Instagram and Facebook and snap chat also run videos, etc.
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Most of the time, when you sign onto a wifi network at home, your handset will "remember" this connection and open it automatically when you are in range. After a while, doing a regular shopping run near your local wifi hotspots won't "cost" you much in the way of mobile data even if it's left on.

Travel to a location outside your normal range, and these automatic connections disappear, thus more reliance on mobile $$$.
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Thanks for your help
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Scotty B Good

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Hello Daryl;

You're not alone!  The same thing happened to me when I travelled from Toronto to Long Beach California a few years ago.  It's those darn Roaming charges which used up all Your Data.  For future reference, you will not run into the same issue again if You call KOODOO prior to Your Next Trip To The U.S.A. (Our Friendly Neighbours South of Canada), and alter/modify Your Monthly Plan so That it is More Roaming-Friendly.

I Hope This is of Some Assistance To You,


Scott J. Blanchard-Finn