Cox data usage discrepancies
I have been noticing major discrepancies in the Cox data usage meter. It is my understanding that this is a 3rd party vendor doing it for Cox. I have been communicating with their help/support team, but to no avail. Unfortunately, they do not seem to have any real tools to investigate data usage discrepancies. Understandably, they try to put it back on the customer. On my side, I have a data usage monitor on my secured router and watch all devices and the data used.
My problem: We have used the same amount of data for over 15 years with Cox. Average is 20 Gigs per day. Then, at the end of my billing cycle there is an unexplained data spike with over 600 Gigs in 2 days. Now, this cost me an extra $80 because it put me 400 Gigs over. Of course, they put it on the customer with usual responses on unexplained data usage.
The reason I question the Cox data usage monitor is that Cox showed that we only used 2 Gigs yesterday. Ever since the huge spike, I have been watching the router data usage and the Cox data usage like a hawk. Yesterday we used at least 8 Gigs of data. This is in my favor, but really shows an issue with the Cox data usage monitor.
I communicated this back to Cox, but again to no avail. I know they think their 3rd party vendor has verified the service, but there is an issue. Unfortunately, every time I communicate with them there is not much they can say or do since they have no real tools to investigate. I put a ticket in with Cox, but they only said the 3rd party vendor showed my IPDR data the same as Cox. Not really addressing the complaint. This only shows that the data they sent to Cox matches, but does not touch on the issue that the data is discrepant.
I am seeing unexplained huge spikes and unexplained extremely low data usages. I wish they would really look into the issue. If the 3rd party vendor is providing Cox invalid data then this is bad for Cox since they are charging customers based on that data. This is really bad for the customer having to pay for invalid data.