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iPhone 5 data bug may be whacking AT&T customers as well [updated]

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:37PM EST

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Apple (AAPL) released an update to the iPhone 5 this week to fix a data bug that was affecting Verizon Wireless (VZ) subscribers, who were being charged for using cellular data even when they were connected to a Wi-Fi network. The issue was considered fixed by Monday morning, but a number of users are reporting similar problems on other carriers, 9To5Mac reports. An unconfirmed number of AT&T (T) customers are experiencing similar data issues and seeing hundreds of dollars in cellular overage charges, despite using Wi-Fi for most of their downloads. AT&T did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

UPDATE: Users are reporting that the data bug is also affecting iPads operating on AT&T’s network.


Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.