Data warning

I’ve been reading Clark’s series of posts on excess battery and (especially) data use under iOS 6 and thinking that I should check into my data use before I get hit with an overage charge. But since what I should do and what I do do are seldom the same, I never got around to it. Today, AT&T did the checking for me and sent the “you’ve blown through 65% of your monthly bandwidth” text message and email.

AT&T bandwidth warning text

Given that I’m 75% of the way through my billing month, the warning isn’t especially dire, but it’s much closer to the limit than I usually get. Even accounting for my recent four-day weekend trip to the land of no WiFi (my mother’s house), I wouldn’t expect that much data use. Time to go back though those posts and figure out if my phone is accessing the network behind my back.