- 03-18-2011, 12:18 PM #2
WOW! Most likely. I have wifi access, but rarely use it. I browse and download apps...3 email accounts pushing all the time and I'm under 2 GB still. Although, when I stream Netflix, I go on wifi for better quality picture. What are you doing that you hit 10 GBs? That seems like an awful lot of data...tethering?
- 03-18-2011, 06:22 PM #3
In all honesty, if you have zero access to wifi and lack home Internet bc it isn't available in any other form than dial, it's not hard to run through 10GB legitimately without even tethering. My first month when I used Netflix and pandora nonstop and downloaded apps like a madman I hit 10GB by the end of my billing cycle.
Also, what are your thoughts on what AT&T is doing in regards to tethering!?!?
I think it is absurd!!! For the last time, carriers need to cancel the contracts of the users who hit 50GB+ a month and just go from there. See how bandwidth congestion improves that way instead of saying give us $50 per month or go @$!& yourself! Yes I know tethering by other means is not allowed but it is robbery to charge what carriers do for 2 f'ing gigs. I'm seriously considering writing a long letter to whatever government officials I need to and I urge all others to do the same.
On that note, president Obama is all for Internet expansion and for some, like me, my phone is all I have for Internet and I am maxed to the limit on what I can spend on a phone. we have dial up here and that is that. This basically means that if Verizon does this, I no longer have Internet outside of my cell phone unless I suddenly make more money or drive to a place and use their free Internet. A cellphone can do a lot but not everything a pc can. No need to ramble further but Obama and all others who see the importance of Internet access these days would frown upon what wireless carriers are doing to more unfortunate people who have no other choice in Internet options. This has got to end bc carriers are taking everything away from some of us. This is truly sad. Data does NOT cost that much!!!! Sadly it will take millions to make this point to the people who can help but I feel that AT&T just helped that movement get started after their actions.
I hope I'm not the only one who feels this way or is the only one without wifi as some people make it seem lol.
- 03-18-2011, 07:08 PM #4
It's not robbery because it's an item you make the choice to purchase. The De Beers have hoards of diamonds locked up so they can jack up the prices of the diamonds they choose to have on the market. If you want a diamond, you accept the price you have to pay to get it, no matter whether you think it's fair or not. And just because it's not fair doesn't make it right to steal a diamond, either.
Having Internet is not a human right. It's not taking away from you if the companies decide to defend their ToS. The prices and plans are the prices and plans, period. If you want it, you pay for it like everyone else. I know it sounds harsh, but it's the plain truth and I'm really not trying to sound harsh, I promise we (my family) pays $250 a month on our plan because we have decided we want the features. We have had to sacrifice our land line and lowered our channel options in order to afford it, but it's a sacrifice we're willing to make because we want what Verizon has to offer.
Plus, it's not all about the money. AT&T had an unreliable network in many areas that has a hard enough time handling all of the iPhones on it. With the ruling that Jailbreaking is legal, the masses tethering through apps like MyWi are probably suffocating the company. They are charging for tethering as a deterrent as much as to make money.
On topic, I have used just over 2 Gigs and I've had my iPhone for two weeks XD. I also am on WiFi like 75% of the time... SOOO yeah. This phone makes it really easy to churn through the data
- 03-19-2011, 11:36 AM #6
Its funny though because I just got mine on Saturday and I'm already at 1GB. I use wifi most of the time because I'm always at home. Should I be gong towards 1GB of data in 4-5 days? Is that even possible?
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- 03-20-2011, 06:21 AM #13
I am slightly lower now. The first month was about 4GB, this month, with 3days to go, just hit 2GB. Only on wifi at home, 3G at work. Stream audio a couple hours a day, occasionally stream Netflix.
I agree that a percentage is moronic. Because there will always be a top 5%, even if those top are only using 1GB of data. Last week when I was having slow speeds, I called. It seems it was them working on our towers (prepping for 4G rollout "this spring") and me needing to update my PRL. The rep on the phone said no, I was not being throttled, as that was my first thought.
- 03-20-2011, 04:06 PM #15