Hi, I have recently switched to mobile broadband with Optus and we have 500gb per month. We ran out after 3 weeks last month (our first month with them) but i put this down to kids being on school holidays and restricted to home due to Covid 19 restrictions.
So this morning our data has been reset for the month. In 3 hours we have used 5gb. I am on a computer for work but only doing emails (text only) and have done some google browsing on my computer and phone. 2 kids on google classroom, 1 just emailing the other has watched 1 class movie along with emails etc and some google browsing, social media. The breakdown is this:
Google generic 34.7%, Browsing 12.2%, Youtube 11.4%, Insta 9%, Snapchat 4.5%, Other 28.2%
I cannot contact Optus as this is not a critical enquiry but we are going to chew through 500mb in no time. Does this seem right?
Thanks for your help. Stay safe.
Any video related stuff can easily chew through data.
It's a good idea to check the data usage on each of the individual devices (don't just rely on Optus' report) and that will give you a much better understanding on where all the data is going.
That does seem excessive. I agree with Yetanother, set each device to monitor its own use (metered network, right click on the internet status bars, lower right corner).
But, it can also be a dodgy router constantly connecting and reconnecting. This constant handshake can easily eat up 2-3 gigs in an hour with no other net activity. To test; connect one device and see what it has used over an hour without activity.
And don't rule out someone has found your password. Change it.