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Unexplained large data usage on mobile broadband dongle
I have a Telstra mobile wireless broadband data plan. I do not use it very often. Usually the usage for a session is somewhere between 50 cents and $1.50. This morning I was connected for a few minutes - just email and a quick check of a map on Google Earth (done it before with no problems). But this time the charge was $7.90. Then I went out. The computer was off. The wireless dongle was removed from the computer. I was charged $30.78 for 2.15Gb and I was not even connected to the internet. This is about one quater of my annual usage. How can this happen? A similar thing happened a couple of years ago with $80 in charges over a few days and no explanation could be found. I do not use a computer for gaming, movie downloads or anything like that, Just email and internet searches. Surely there is some way of finding out what causes this?