Data usage for ABP on Android

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Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby labstud1 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:53 am

Hello,

Since installing the ABP Application on my Nexus 7 i have noticed the data usage is insane.
I a week its showing as using 3.42GB.

I have attached a few screenshots of the background data usage from my N7 running Android 4.2.1 rooted.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gljtnpg9tjqq8 ... -30-34.png
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f3qhs1flg32jd ... -30-46.png
https://www.dropbox.com/s/roni0cm839r1y ... -43-16.png

I'm not sure if Android measuring the data usage wrong, or the app is really using that much data. If that's the case i need to remove it from my device, as i use a WiFi hotspot on my phone which is on a data plan.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby Alfred » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:23 am

Sight...
Please read and investigate before posting.

https://adblockplus.org/en/android-faq

Why does Adblock Plus appear to consume so much traffic?
To filter ads, all traffic has to pass through Adblock Plus. Android considers this to be the traffic caused by the app, while it is in reality the sum of all traffic.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby Handmade.Mercury » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:56 pm

Someone needs to explain that to Verizon, because they currently consider APP traffic to be billable. I "surpassed my limit" in about an hour. I will send them an email later today.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby VideoStreamer » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:58 pm

Do you happen to be streaming media online on your Nexus 7? There is a bug with closing connections that wastes data, as I pointed out here:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11790

I haven't got a response about it yet.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby Handmade.Mercury » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:31 pm

Yeah, I saw your posts after I posted this. I'm not using a Nexus 7, but a Galaxy Nexus. But I did stream some videos, and did do some skipping, so I think that what you found is what happened to me. If that really is the case, then that is one nasty bug that could potentially cost someone a lot of money if they don't have data notifications enabled.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby lewisje » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:15 am

Methinks ABP should have the option to allow video traffic to bypass the proxy while using a cellular network.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby Customer Relations f7. » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:53 pm

Nobody gets charged extra for the data shown as used by ABP .. you aren't understanding it correctly .. your not using any more data than if you uninstalled ABP.

Your network sees the same total of used data! regardless of the fact it traveled through ABP.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby dptb » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:01 pm

I have read all your material but...Something strange has happen though. I've been using adblock plus with no problems for a month now but yesterday night suddenly it shows an increase in usage of 1gb when my average consumption is just a few Mega every day. Something strange has happened.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby mmostace » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:45 pm

Customer Relations f7. wrote:Nobody gets charged extra for the data shown as used by ABP .. you aren't understanding it correctly .. your not using any more data than if you uninstalled ABP.

Your network sees the same total of used data! regardless of the fact it traveled through ABP.


The previous statement is not true. I am being accounted for using 65MB that ABP used on my phone, which is not "real" data used.

Anyone has any recent updates on this issue?

I just, just opened my usage through my cellphone provider and it states yesterday I used 65MB out of my mobile network, which is insanely high, considering I just use the mobile for checking the bus time or to check my email. I never used videos while on the go and rarely will check facebook on the bus as well. So I could say daily I use around 1MB.
So I checked the date and time (july 5th @1.33pm) and the amount of 65MB.

I decided to check my usage on the phone to give me an idea what happened (I thought maybe because I kept my phone in my pockets, youtube could have accidentally launched?), and that s when I noticed ABP, 65MB!!

So I am taking that my cell provider is using the info read by the phone as "usage" and charging me for it?
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby Onihonker » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:38 pm

I had the same problem. ABP used all of my data, in my case it was 6GB, within a week for the month of June 2013.

My cell phone provider Telus will charge me if I go over this cap.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby mapx » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:02 pm

Onihonker wrote:I had the same problem. ABP used all of my data, in my case it was 6GB, within a week for the month of June 2013.

My cell phone provider Telus will charge me if I go over this cap.


viewtopic.php?p=78647#p78647
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby d801d » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:00 am

ive read the faqs abt usage and i am a firm believer there is something in adblock that is usuing up data at an alarming rate. it took me 2 weeks to go through abt 1.5 gig data using my phone quite heavily streaming music and using internet...not much video or youtube. i installed ABP android and went through another 1.8 gigs in 48 hrs! my phone habits had not changed one bit while using ABP.. i quickly uninstalled the program and wont be back until something is done or atleast the problem is recognized.. 1.8 gigs is allot and def is not just extra heavy usage over that time...

i am on a rooted nexus 4 on t-mobile
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby Xeroday » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:04 pm

It only shows that on Android... if you contact your carrier or view your data usage on your carrier's website, it won't show that much
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby nexus7 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:03 am

I contacted my ISP after finding out ABP used 13gig of data in one week and VERIFIED the overusage.

UNINSTALLED this (cr)AP and telling the world to do the same.
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Re: Data usage for ABP on Android

Postby halomaster » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:34 am

nexus7 wrote:I contacted my ISP after finding out ABP used 13gig of data in one week and VERIFIED the overusage.

UNINSTALLED this (cr)AP and telling the world to do the same.



It is not important to me if Android only reported 13 gigs of data but the cellular company had the correct usage. But if the cellular company verified it, then ADP really did burn 13 gigs.

I am not a fan of ads, but I will have to look for other options for Android if ADP continues this insane data usage.

Is there any way to fix this problem?
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