Support responded to my ticket and suggested I reset my connection settings (WiFi, Bluetooth, Mobile) Why the three are lumped together sounds like a legacy programming from earlier versions of android. I protested that it would blow out my saved WiFi networks (Have about 25 saved in my phone for various homes and companies I do freelance IT support for). Support seemed to think this on top of the previous network “fix” may resolve it. Keyword being may.
Reset my settings, reboot my phone and surprise! No change. My phone still reports that I have “used” 2GB of data all of which was on Sunday which is impossible.
Adding up all the “Where is your data going” this morning it was up to a whopping 65MB or 0.065GB. The bar graph shows 2GB and of course nothing later in the week. Where the alleged 2GB came from I have no idea and it certainly did not come from my phone.
I was home all Friday night thru Sunday to 5:30pm with a 10 minute drive to my parents house for a social distancing dinner that felt like I was a leper for 90 minutes (was on their WiFi because I set it up and my other Republic phone I pay on my account is my Fathers) and back home. Outlining my issue so hopefully someone else does not have to go through this same ordeal.
Now to track down my WiFi passwords for the networks I know and type them all back in. If “resetting network connections” is a regular suggestion; consider making part of the Republic app “backup/restore saved WiFi networks”. Do not opt-in everyone but make it available as setting and then in the article you link to show how to wipe out your connection settings, add a few steps to show how to backup and restore your WiFi networks.