View Poll Results: How much data do you use?
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- 10-11-2010, 09:51 AM #26
I listen to sirius/xm for about 2 hours a day, crazy amount of emails with large attachments, and several apps that access data. With 2gb I have to monitor it about every other day just to keep in-check that I don't go over. Mostly just a pain to have to worry about it, but I'm too cheap to take a chance and go over 1mb and it cost me $10 extra a month.
- 10-11-2010, 10:15 AM #27
- 10-11-2010, 10:48 AM #28
I generally use social media apps, mail, and maps a few times throughout the day. That's really about it besides Pandora or Last.fm every now and then. I went with the 200mb plan to save some money and I haven't had a problem going over yet. But I also intentionally stay away from streaming video or downloading apps over 3G. I wait till I'm at work or home to use WiFi. If I want to listen to music in the car, that's why I have almost 10 GB of music on my iPhone.
But that's just me
16Gb iPhone 3G
Mac Mini (2.26Ghz Core 2, 2GB Ram, 160GB HD)
16GB iPad WiFi
Last edited by jeremylittle; 10-11-2010 at 10:52 AM. Reason: wanted to add a tag
- 10-11-2010, 12:19 PM #29
- 10-11-2010, 12:21 PM #30
You could also price check BEFORE you leave, so if Tiger Direct is cheaper you wouldn't have wasted a trip an gas money.
- 10-11-2010, 12:22 PM #31iPhone Nanite
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I have been trying to figure out if AT&T counts the data I use while on wifi against my plan or not. I have spoken with a customer service person and they told me that it doesn't, but I am on wifi 90% of the day and My data usage is pretty high still according to the AT&T app. The lady told me there is no way to distinguish between 3g usage and wifi usage to make sure that I am not going to go over. Does anyone have an answer for this? Thanks in advance for any help.
- 10-11-2010, 12:22 PM #32
- 10-11-2010, 12:34 PM #33
I thought for sure I would miss my unlimited data when I moved from Verizon to AT&T, but the fact that I'm on Wi-Fi in most places (except work, for some odd reason); and the fact that I bought a stand-alone Sirius radio (the sole reason I was hovering around 7GB/mo on my Droid) has me not missing it at all. I don't think I've gone over (or near) 500mb since I got the phone.
Though a huge help is the fact that the iPhone has iTunes to buy and download apps from a PC/Mac. There is no Android equivalent and all apps have to be purchased and downloaded on your handset.
- 10-11-2010, 12:40 PM #34
- 10-11-2010, 12:51 PM #35
- 10-11-2010, 12:57 PM #36iPhone Newbie
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I live and work off-grid, with no option for internet access other than 3G. The nearest wifi is 15 miles away, so I only use it to download large apps/updates. Before the Netflix app was released, I used 2 or 3 G per month - now about 5. Glad I kept my unlimited plan
- 10-11-2010, 12:58 PM #37
- 10-11-2010, 01:17 PM #38
I'm hitting around 8GB a month now that I have Netflix. Some airport still don't do free wifi so I'm using 3G with MyWi for my laptop while at work and also when I travel. I'm keeping my unlimited plan until 3G is retired like TDMA was so I can stream as much as I want.
- 10-11-2010, 01:20 PM #39
- 10-11-2010, 01:24 PM #40
- 10-11-2010, 01:55 PM #41
How about impulse buys??
How about going from unlimited to using 2gb for the SAME PRICE......
It should be increased to 4gb.... Or support for apps like netflix should be removed from 3g.... One 2 hour move eats up all ur data... So its 20 bucks per movie thereafter....its laughable.....
- 10-11-2010, 02:12 PM #42
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- 10-11-2010, 04:53 PM #45
- 10-11-2010, 05:40 PM #46
I switched to Att 10 years ago because I didnt want to worry about using my phone. No worrying about which network I'm on or who I call. One price did it all. Now I will stay with my unlimited data so I don't have to worry about how much data I use.
- 10-11-2010, 08:26 PM #47
- 10-11-2010, 09:28 PM #48
- 10-12-2010, 10:21 AM #49
- 10-12-2010, 09:31 PM #50iMore Newbie
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Back on topic, I'm an average data user and I was cautious the first month on my 2gb per month plan thinking I was going to go over, so I tried to stay on a Wi-Fi connection as much as possible. Once I found out I barely broke the 200mb mark after the first month, I didn't care so much and I've only gotten to 600mb per month at the most so far. 2gb is actually a lot more data than what most people seem.