I got given a new alcatel phone by the local Council for use during the corona-virus first wave.
It came preloaded with built in google apps which use the network in the background.
This meant when i topped up with £25 credit it was using sneaky data.It actually used the FULL £25 within two weeks,So when i came to make my first call (to the doctors) there was no credit left to make the call.!!!
As these apps are built in i cannot delete them nor can i stop them using data.
I checked all that out,There seemed no way to stop it.
I gave the phone a new home in DUSTY BIN.!!!