07-13-2012 04:23:53 PM
I had 5GB of mobile broadband with US Cellular for 2.5 years and only ever exceeded my limit once and by very little, usually by monthly usage was less than 2.5GB. I recently switched to AT&T for faster service with 4G plus I get a discount through my job and thought I would save money. My problem is that even with general internet browsing, shopping, emails, occasional Youtube videos I am burning through my usage way too fast and something seems wrong. 5GB with US Cellular was more than enough even with the occasional Hulu video. Now with At&T staying under 5GB seems impossible and I can't understand why. I just surpassed 9BG and I still have a few more days before the end of my cycle. I understand that with 4G I might see higher usage because I was only at 3G with US Cellular. I have tried changing my hotspot setting to Edge but the connection is so slow it is impossible to use that way. Anyone else have a similar problem or know of a suggestion to help?
07-15-2012 07:12:16 AM
Are you viewing higher quality videos or images? A lot of browsers and computers have settings that "auto-select" quality of streaming media based upon connection speed. Your computer may realize you are on a faster connection and thus increase the quality dramatically. Are you running any background tasks or upgrades to your software that you are unaware of or doing unintentionally?