Data Usage

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I came on your site and I watched my data use go from 2.4 gb to 2.5 gb and I have not been on any other site since 6 am this morning. So, why is it that I used 100 mb of data just checking my data usage on YOUR SITE ?


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Usage is reported in 100 MB blocks.  Maybe you had used 2.499 GB and logging onto the site used 1 MB and put you over.  FWIW, I have seen my computer use 200 MB when I turned it on without my doing anything on the Internet due to background processes checking for updates, updating the virus protection, etc. I just checked my Internet usage app and I see there are 51 programs on my computer that access the Internet without me ever launching a web browser.
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Hi Bob, It is amazing what are on webpages that use data. We have some great tips on data consumption, please visit this link; You can also call customer care at 855-463-9333 or send an email to We can make sure there are no system issues. Thanks