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Re: Unusual High Data Usage

I too was receiving texts stating I was at 80% than 100% data usage then have now been charged $50. For overage. I haven't done anything different and actually thought the texts were a scam. Apparently not. Haven't been able to speak to anyone over the holidays. Something is definitely wrong I actually had my cellular data turned off and have been within a wifi area in my home since Dec 22. What the heck?
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Re: Unusual High Data Usage

Hello @tmildav,

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums!

 

I know that no one likes to see Data Overage charges on their bills, it's a very unpleasant surprise! Especially if you've disabled the Cellular Data on your device.

 

Can you describe how you disabled the Cellular Data on your iPhone/iPad? Do you have the Wi-Fi Assist feature enabled or disabled? Have you done an update on the OS of your device recently? Have you ever noticed this type of unusual data usage previously?

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

RogersTony

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Unusual High Data Usage for my Son's cell phone

 

I received a bili over $700 as Rogers charged my son data usage for over $500! it was so weird as my son does not bring the phone to school and at home we have unlimited wifi. I only received one text message saying $200 is over limit. and 3 days later, we received the bill for over $700! 

 

As i called Rogers, they told me they did not know where he used the data, but they sent out text message whenever ...  Nobody helped me on this. they just want me to pay the bill asap. that's not right. it was not the first time for this unusual high amount. and somebody needs to help me on this. 

 

the school does not allow him to bring the phone and at home we have Rogers unlimited Wifi. Is Rogers unlimited Wifi not working? We bought 1000 but download speed is only 43. Can somebody help me on this? 

 

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Re: Unusual High Data Usage

Hello @juliajinzh,

 

A warm welcome to the Rogers Community Forums and thank you for posting your concerns here! 

 

High data usage charges can certainly be worrisome, especially when they are not expected! It is true that we do provide data alerts to our customers who are on a Share Everything plan. The Data Manager (or the Main Line if no Data Manager has been assigned) will receive a data alert once the plan's data has reached 90% and 100% and after accumulating $150 and $250 of overage charges.

 

Please note that you also have the ability to set up data usage alerts using our Data Manager available through the MyRogers app and Rogers.com. I use this option for my own family and once they reach a certain amount of data used, I switch off their data until our bill cycle resets. It is quite useful in helping keep track of everything!

 

I'd also like to advise that if you have both the mobile data and Wi-Fi enabled on a device, the device will automatically use the option that is currently providing the best/strongest signal. So it is possible your son's device could have been flipping back and forth between the two options during use. This is why we always recommend turning the mobile data OFF in the device settings when not in use to ensure it doesn't get utilized inadvertently.  Although we do not collect data usage info for specific apps, you can find this information directly from your Apple or Android device through the device settings.

 

You may also want to consider migrating your lines to one of our new Rogers Infinite Plans which offer a set amount of data available at max speed. Beyond the max speed data bucket, each line gets unlimited data at a reduced speed (Up to 512Kbps) means no more data overage charges on your bill. You'll have to ability to decide which lines share their data and which lines do not. To learn more about these plans, please CLICK HERE.

 

With this being said, if you would like us to review your billing to ensure there were no discrepancies made, we'll be more than happy to do so. Feel free to send us a private message @CommunityHelps so we can assist you further. For more information on how our Private Messaging system works, please CLICK HERE.

 

Thank you!

RogersLaura

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Re: Unusual High Data Usage

Since switching to Infinite plans, my husband and I were on a 16 GB plan and always stayed within out limits. We only use Data for internet, we monitor our use and since switching plans but not usage amounts with only myself on it, 10 GB gets used in 3 days. Same usage as before...what in the world?
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Re: Unusual High Data Usage

Good evening and welcome to the Community @Laecie,

 

It's always a good idea to monitor your usage patterns for unusual activity. Did you do an upgrade to a new device along with the price plan change?

 

If your usage habits haven't changed I would recommend you to check the Background App Refresh feature. It basically allows apps to refresh their content when connected to Wi-Fi or cellular in the background. You can find the feature in Settings >> General >> Background App Refresh.

 

Additionally please check to see if the Wi-Fi Assist is enabled by any chance. You can find the feature in Settings >> Cellular >> Wi-Fi Assist (depending on the number of apps you may have, you would have to scroll all the way to the end to find the feature). 

 

If this is the first month since the price plan change, I would recommend you to monitor the usage for the next couple of months, just to identify if the high usage persists. 

 

On the positive side, you don't have to worry about overages with the Rogers Infinite plans :).

 

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

RogersZia

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Re: Unusual High Data Usage

Everything you mentioned have and were installed. We changed plans 3 months ago and since then been monitoring usage. It's been "infinitly" disappearing.
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Re: Unusual High Data Usage

@Laecie,

 

What devices are you guys currently using? What do you typically use your data for? Did you have these same phones with your old plan too?

 

I would recommend you to check out the Tips to Manage Wireless Data Usage page to find ways to best optimize your wireless data.

 

Hope this helps :).

 

 

 

RogersZia

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I have noticed a sudden and dramatic spike in data usage that has put me over my monthly limit. I have not changed or added anything in and am wondering if anyone else has the same issue. I am always concerned my account has been hacked. 

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Re: Unusual High Data Usage

Hello, @rmcdonald88.

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to Rogers Community Forums!

 

Discovering a sudden spike in data usage can be troublesome, especially if you are not doing anything out of the norm. 

 

Assuming the data usage you're referring to is on your phone line, have you checked which app(s) has used the data the most?

 

You can monitor the data usage on your device; this feature is available both on iOS and Android devices. 

 

You can check out the Tips to Manage Wireless Data Usage, as suggested in the post above, to better manage your data usage. 

 

Regards,

RogersMoin