I recently bought a new Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T), updated it to Marshmallow, and have service through Pure TalkUSA on a barebones plan that only comes with 50MB of data. Because of that, I only ever turn it on when I have a MMS that I need to download; I use wifi for everything else.
A few days into using this phone, I noticed something strange happening when I wasn't connected to a wifi network. Even after unchecking the "Mobile Data" box in "Mobile Networks", the Gmail app can still check for new mail, use the internet browser, receive WhatsApp messages/pictures, etc.
The only way I receive a "Not connected" messages in any of these apps is if I turn on airplane mode, which of course means I can't receive any phone calls or text messages.
The only similar post I've found here mentioned data might being used when a call switches from 4G to 3G, however it is supposedly minimal. My full 50MB is used up usually by the second day in my billing cycle, whether I use it or not.
I called my carrier's "tech support" line but they just told me to make sure "Mobile Data" is turned off. When I told them it was, they said it is an issue with a phone and couldn't help me any further.
Anyone know why this is happening? I can't imagine I would be able to do any of these things if I wasn't using data, but I don't know why the phone seems to be ignoring the setting. If it helps, here is the summary of my data usage for this billing cycle (all of the data was used by the second day):
Any help would be extremely appreciated.
My current APN Settings are (all others were left blank):
APN: att.mvno Proxy: proxy.mvno.telrite.com Port: 80 MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com MM proxy: proxy.mvno.telrite.com MM port: 80 MCC: 310 MNC: 410 APN protocol: IPv4 APN roaming protocol: IPv4