Phantom Data Source Found

(Update: This has now been confirmed by Microsoft.)

Rafael Rivera (one of the guys behind the ChevronWP7 team) has managed to locate the source of the ‘phantom data usage’ that appeared on some user’s phones. You can read the full post here. The main point is that it seems Yahoo is the culprit. It’s apparently sending 25 times more data than it needs to, which explains the excess bills some users received. Rafael suggests that Yahoo Mail users perform the following:

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Phantom Data Bug. Solved?

There have been various reports that WP7 is sending data across the user’s 3G connection, resulting in unexpected high bills. At the time, it wasn’t clear what was causing the issue and MS said that they were going to look into the issue. It seems that the culprit has been found in the form of a third party solution. The application in question has not been revealed, but MS are working with the developers to solve the issue. Below is the statement made:

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