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In early December I ditched DirecTV and decided to stream live TV (PlayStation Vue through Roku) using Cox's Preferred 100 data plan, mainly in order to reduce the $160/month I was paying for DirecTV. All was well the first month of streaming, but about halfway through the second month I was notified I had used more than 1TB of data.
This baffled me because our usage was hardly any different the first half of January than it was all of December. We stream live TV on two TVs (no movies, no gaming) and also have an iPad and two iPhones that we occasionally use for email and internet. These are the only devices we have that would consume any data (that I'm aware of). Our usage went from about 30-40 gb per day to more than 100. I changed the wireless password and usage dropped back into the 30s, but this month it is regularly at 70 or more per day. And yesterday, when I was away from home and one TV was in use for no more than three hours, my data usage was 91gb.
Am I missing something? Is something constantly running even though the TVs are turned off that is burning so much data?
Appreciate any feedback.
Today's update from the makes-no-sense dept: Two days ago I used 56gb despite being away from home nearly the whole day and streaming TV for only two hours. Yesterday, I was home all day working online with one TV on much of the day and the second TV on in the evening, and my data usage was 51gb.
Something changed, my usage is now where it should be. For the last four days, I'm only using 4 gigs a day which is where it should be for my usage. There were times in the past when grandkids were here watching netflix and streaming on their iPads that we used 10 gigs a day and that too, was acceptable. I would still like to know how I used 50 gigs a day for over 2 months, though.