I switched from my 1st gen Moto X to a Moto G5 Plus in November or December, forcing me to move to the new My Choice plans. I have 1 GB of data, because I only ever used up to 0.5 GB before.
How I use my phone hasn’t changed significantly, but the new phone is using nearly double the data. I finally noticed what I think is the culprit, it is dropping the WiFi connection. I can’t tell if it’s random or after a certain period of not using it. It’s doing this everywhere: stores, work, and even when at home where there are only three devices on my WiFi.
So if I’m at home or work I can put my phone on airplane mode with WiFi on to avoid using the cellular network, but it still drops the connection sometimes and then it just doesn’t get anything. Since I’m turning off the cell network to do this, I don’t have a backup network so I really don’t get anything, not even texts or calls, when the WiFi drops. I’d rather that the system works how it is supposed to work and I don’t have to micromanage to avoid being on the cell network while at home or work.
I know that most computers have a setting where you can prevent the wireless card from going to sleep, is there something like this that I’m missing in my configuration of the G5 Plus?