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    I feel like i use a lot of data, but i've just checked my account and I've only used approximately 100mbs since i got the phone about 5 days ago. I felt cheated that I didnt get a chance to have unlimited data, but this kind of makes me feel like I won't hit my cap for the month.

    What are we all using per month? Wondering what someone who feels like they use a lot of data is using per month
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    I've been grandfathered into Vz's unlimited data plan and I used about 3 gb's this month after only having my IPhone for a little over a month now. This was my monthly norm with my Droid X too. I would have a tough time staying under the 2 gb limit now. When I had my Blackberries I averaged about 1 gb a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CG68 View Post
    I've been grandfathered into Vz's unlimited data plan and I used about 3 gb's this month after only having my IPhone for a little over a month now. This was my monthly norm with my Droid X too. I would have a tough time staying under the 2 gb limit now. When I had my Blackberries I averaged about 1 gb a month.
    youre quite a lucky man. they got rid of it this month?
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    Well, I've been on the unlimited plan since 2008 when I got my first smartphone, a Blackberry Pearl 8130.
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    You will stay under 2 gb a month if you do very little video streaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austriak5 View Post
    You will stay under 2 gb a month if you do very little video streaming.
    I agree. I have two different email addresses pushing, Twitter , FB, G+, Navigation Apps, lots of gneral Web surfing, and some Pandora (not a lot) I usually stay under 500mb. I rarely YouTube or stream video though unless with WiFi. 3G seems a choppy for video in my area. YMMV
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    I had my iPhone for about 4 months now, and I have never gone over 2GB. I have came somewhat close once only because I had jailbroke my phone for the first time and I was going download crazy while at work lol.

    I never worry about going over because I don't stream videos or music online. So 2GB to me is plenty. I don't regret not having unlimited.
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    I always go over. And I stream hulu maybe once a month in a pinch. I sit around the 4 gig mark.
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    i might stream 1 or 2 youtube videos a day, push gmail is on, facebook and random web browsing. With all that, I average about 3-4 gb a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by betostunts View Post
    i might stream 1 or 2 youtube videos a day, push gmail is on, facebook and random web browsing. With all that, I average about 3-4 gb a month.
    That is a false statement. There is no way you use that much data doing that little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by korp View Post
    That is a false statement. There is no way you use that much data doing that little.
    yes because you obviously know how long my videos are and what websites I browse.
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    Prior to jailbreaking I averaged 3-4gb per month. The first month I had my iP4 JB I did just over 5gb and just 7 days into my second billing cycle I've already used 2.5gb. Mostly due to my3G, using FaceTime and downloading apps over 20mb with iTunes as well as using it's feature to trick streaming apps into higher bit rates and HD quality YouTube videos.

    Thankfully I was grandfathered in to unlimited and I'm thinking that as long as I stay around 5gb a month I should be OK.
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    Three months ago I used just over 5gb of data. Then the next months i just used 1.1 and last month I used 2.5. So I am all over the place. It would of Ben nice if they would of lowerd the price of the data plan for only getting 2GB. At ATT it is $25 for 2GB. What does Verizon have to be so expesive. This situation makes me a little mad, but I still love being with Verizon because they have a better network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philbert81 View Post
    Three months ago I used just over 5gb of data. Then the next months i just used 1.1 and last month I used 2.5. So I am all over the place. It would of Ben nice if they would of lowerd the price of the data plan for only getting 2GB. At ATT it is $25 for 2GB. What does Verizon have to be so expesive. This situation makes me a little mad, but I still love being with Verizon because they have a better network.
    i hear that 'better network' thing a lot. i've had both, but still see no evidence of this. But yeah, I'm sure I'll be like you; all over the place
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    Wink Wi-Fi as much as possible

    This is my usage for the past 4 months. Oh, and I have the Unlimited plan.
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    I have the 2GB/month data plan with AT&T. I usually use just under my allowance (about 1.9GB). However, in the past 18 or so months (since having the 2GB plan), I've gone over about 3 or 4 times.

    I'm a pretty heavy user, too. The fact that I rarely stream audio/video is the main reason I keep my head out of the water.

    Although, if you just got an iPhone (which is what I think you said), you're first month or two will likely be higher than normal. You're new to it, so you're gonna be doing more than you would usually do --you know, trying things out.

    One more thing... Are you checking your data on the Verizon iPhone app, or in the Settings app on your iPhone? In order to get the most practical figure, use the Verizon app. After all, that's the official number (according to Verizon at least).
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    I've seen upwards of 3 GB in the past with my DroidX, but so far I've used 1.1 GB my first month with my iPhone and seem to be on track for around 1-1.5 GB this month. That was my average with my Droid as well. My wife uses about double that amount since she got her iPhone, but she streams Pandora every day at work. I rarely stream for the most part. I'm glad I was grandfathered on the unlimited just in case.
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    thanks guys. i actually think i'll be fine myself. im at about 300mbs 14 days in
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    3-5 gb, depending on Netflix usage
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    If you use DataMan pro, you can get very detailed hourly reports on your cellular and WiFi usage. You can even export the stats as CSV for analysis on your computer.
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    When did they start the data cap?
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    I've used 1.9 gigs since June 1 haha... I'm wasting my unlimited plan
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    Ha, yeah I don't utilize my unlimited as much as I should either!
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    I have had my Iphone since February of this year, 1st shipment of Verizon. I am on my phone with Facebook, email, texts, games, news, and some video and I have never gone over the 2 gb. I still have the unlimited data and was thinking about switching but I just can't pull the trigger. Even though I don't use that much data I am still afraid of going over and getting charged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlessnight View Post
    When did they start the data cap?
    July 7, 2011. Verizon ends unlimited data plans, starts tiered pricing in July | syracuse.com
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