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07-16-2013 11:26 AM
With 17 days left in my billing cycle I have used 270MB of my 2GB monthly allowance. Seems pretty reasonable to me.
Verizon users with data problems - did you enable BAPlus, Verizon's backup app? This caused so many problems for me with contacts that I wiped my device and ensured it was NOT activated. Any kind of cloud backup service will send a significant amount of data, and probably at off hours. I'd say anybody with this data issue should check all his cloud services.
07-16-2013 11:29 AM - edited 07-16-2013 11:30 AM
Just wanted to revisit this. Data usage appears to be a major problem with the new BBRY phones, but there also doesn't seem to be any solution, is that a fair statement?
I just got a warning I'm at 90% data usage (after upping my plan to 5gb) with 6 days left in my cycle. That is insanity and about 8x what it used to be on my old Nokia. I see huge spikes (100+mb)when I'm asleep and not even using it.
Between the data usage, the charging issues, and my work emails no longer coming through, I'm really regretting this phone. I now see why BBRY is a sinking ship.
I will work with my employer to hopefully figure out the email issue, and the charging issue I can deal with, but I can't handle exponential data usage for no reason. I haven't found a solution via googling, so hopefully someone has some insight?
I do understand where your coming from but understand all the platforms are the same I don't know which Nokia device you had but there probably app or something running in back end
5gb/month and your at 90 %? I only have 1GB I'm currently at 300 MB for the month! you should use the app I suggested or contact your carrier they can help pin point where the data is being used most!
07-16-2013 11:45 AM
BAPlus is on your device as Verizon pushes it to all users. BackUpPlus is what it's called and IMHO it's a horror show. Sounds like a good freebie - backup your contacts to the Verizon cloud storage servers and you have a way to re-populate your contacts should something happen to your current device.
If you don't ever set it up you should be fine. I don't know how to disable it once you've enabled it though. I had to wipe/restore just to get rid of it.
If it's been set up you should see it under Settings > Security & Privacy > Application Permissions. If it's not listed you should be in the clear.
07-16-2013 11:52 AM - edited 07-16-2013 11:53 AM
Thanks. But I also just realized that's probably not the problem, anyway. Wife is also on Verizon but with a Samsung and her data usage is again 8x less than mine. Same phone habits. So it sounds like a BBRY issue again.
(Indeed, all that's listed under Permissions are Maps and LinkedIn...)
07-16-2013 06:46 PM - edited 07-16-2013 06:47 PM
Does this app (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25
07-17-2013 09:48 AM
09-10-2013 11:26 PM
Hi dcbt, did you every find a solution to this?
I too have the EXACT same issue. I am on At&t, I had an iPhone 5, and recently a Nokia Lumia 920, (both devices provide penty of opportunities to be a data hog, but I've never had an issue with either.) I use a 3gb data plan and within 10 days of my new cycle, 90% of my data on the Q10 had been used. At&t is no help, the rep told me to turn LTE off manually each time via network settings. But really? I literally like clockwork use the phone for calls, text, the nextbus app, and maybe (hardly ever) web browsing.
Something is seriously wrong, I have yet to find a solution. I am on billing cycle number 2 with this phone and the same thing is happening.
The irony... I had all this opportunity to use and abuse my iphone or lumia, I streamed, watched movies, did so many more things and never (not a single time) did I reach capacity.
I tried the app suggested here, it didn't tell me anything, nothing was hogging the data.
I love the device, but this thing is going on ebay if I can't find a fix.