Data usage while on wireless


Received notice from Republic Wireless on Nov 5 that I had 5% of data left. On Nov. 6 received notice that I had none. The phone was home in wireless area during that period. What used up 5% of data?



Hi @eloiseb,

The answer to your question lies on the phone itself. Please try the following:

  1. Open the Republic app.
  2. Tap on the second icon at the top that looks like a cell signal.
  3. Now tap on the white rectangle on the bottom that says how much data is used.
  4. Open settings in your phone.
  5. Tap on Data usage.
  6. Tap on the option that says Cellular data usage.
  7. What apps are reported as using cell data in these locations?
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If you’re asking what used up the last 5% of your data from Nov 5 to Nov 6, it’s possible that it was simply the result of a reporting delay. Sometimes data usage has a reporting delay, which may mean that the data was used up on the previous day.



Thanks. I followed your instructions through “Tap on Das usage.” This
produced a familiar screen with two on/off buttons, a chart with a warning
that “Carrier data accounting may differ from your device,” and the list of
apps showing how much data each used. I do not see an option that says
"Cellular data usage." I assume the list “App usage” is what you refer to
in “What apps are reported as usual cell data in these locations?”

I do know which apps use the most cell data, but my question is: when I
have 5% of my cell data left and the phone is operating on wireless, how
does that last 5% of cell data get used up? In a single day.



Okay. Guess we’ll never know. Thanks.


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