Phantom Usage?

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Have been gone from home since 4/21/2015 Approx 7:00 AM. As a precaution, I turned off my Data master switch, to make sure nothing would be on line. It is now 4/26/2015  16:59PM , and I just fired up my system,(Pc, Modem,Router,Etc). Just arrived home.
Just my wife and myself live here, and we were 468 miles away in another state. The house was locked, and nothing disturbed.
Checked eSVT and lo and behold.....Large amounts of data for 21st,22nd,23rd.
Must be the Phantom!!!
Come on folks, what the He!! is going on???
I'm beginning to believe the customers who claim problems with Data usage. I'm also very interested in a plausible explanation of this. (Going to take some real creativity)
Absolutely nothing being powered on means there should be "0" Zero! Data usage, or more people are right than I thought.
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Larry Lockie

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Bobbie Blackman

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Larry do you think everyone that visits here is just blowing steam for the fun of it?  I think there is something to it.
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Larry Lockie

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No....I just had to prove it for Myself. Whether it's gateway or what I don't know, but I've proved at least to myself that it is real. 
Now.....Lets see what the experts think, and what they do.....
I've worked with data OTA, Over Ethernet, Frame Relay, Just about all, since the early '80s, and things CAN happen on the network. Now someone has to find it.
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It happens from time to time ''  personally has with me ''  But in the long run exede is the best I can get.   Mine has been doing better until this month and 3 gig just pooffff!  went away. But as I said better than nothing.
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My first 2 weeks were horrible. Used a ton of data. Started looking for reasons. Found windows 8 and Windows 10 Technical Preview were data hogs, and figured out how to fix that problem.
Started using IDM (Internet Download Manager) and got rid of more problems. This last thing has got to be Exede's Baby.
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Theres so much that can rob you without knowing, it takes times to learn these, I hate these news sites that have the hidden vids playing. A lot of small things will use a lot.
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Larry Lockie

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True... and you have to search in them and find out how to make vidios NOT play automatically. Such as in Facebook.
I'm now searching out how to make my android device's NOT update except at 12 to 5 AM.
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Bobbie Blackman

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Facebook is easy, click on the dart far right on the upper right hand side. Hit settings vid's are on the left bottom. Theres several champions in here incogneato that can help you find these, Everett, Jeb, Steve and a few of the old guys, they are very good.
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Larry Lockie

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Pretty much have FB covered. Thanks for the tips. Now working on My smartphone.
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My phone is set to only update when connected to wireless so as long as i have the wireless off it won't auto update my apps...also check the update settings for your antivirus...I have kaspersky and I can change it from automatic to only check once a day so I set it to 1am to update. I know the updates usually aren't much but hey every byte counts!!!
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Larry Lockie

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I use Advanced System Care. Set to update at Midnight.
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Bobbie Blackman

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Advanced is a good program, it takes little updating.
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Hello Kat73, I apologize concerning your recent service that has not been up to standard. I can understand your frustration associated with your data and your billing. Please send an email to exedelistens@viasat.com with your account and contact information so we can resolve this issue thank you.