Data use increase since iphone
I used to have a Blackberry Storm2 and my average data use was about 200MB/month. Ever since I got the iphone, my average data use has jumped to about 1GB/month. I feel I have been using the iphone about the same as I used the Blackberry. Both phones had wifi and I utilized it the same for both phones. Granted, I do download apps and such. But 800MB worth a month? Doesn't sound right. Has anyone else experienced this?
- 09-21-2011, 03:43 PM #2
I have. I used about 600MB per month on my old Storm2. I used FB, RSS, Twitter, and Pandora (a lot) and still use it all on my iPhone. Now my usage has ballooned to 3.6GB (yeah, I said gigs). I am now getting throttled by Big Red and I am not liking it.
Anyone wanna trade? iP4 for a 9930/9850?
EDIT: Now I know why these things brought AT&Ts network to its knees.
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- 09-21-2011, 04:00 PM #3
If I remember my Blackberry knowledge correctly, doesn't the data that comes to your phone through a BIS plan get compressed? I believe that's what happens. You may be using the phone in a similar fashion, but without the server side compression, you're using using more data to accomplish similar functions.
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- 09-22-2011, 11:31 AM #11
I smell a class action suit before too long for anyone on a grandfathered unlimited data plan.
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- 09-23-2011, 10:07 AM #17
Verizon will not AUTOMATICALLY throttle your data when you surpass 2GB of data each month... Besides the 3G and "Unlimited" data factor (Which obviously applies to iPhone users who don't have 4G), they will only throttle you if you are on a tower that is heavily congested at that moment.
It is not as if as soon as you hit the 2GB mark you will be throttled for the rest of the billing period... Only if you are tying up the network for everybody else.
You always have to give up something to get something in this world and smartphone data falls under the same analogy..
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- 09-24-2011, 07:21 AM #19
I used 200-300 MB a month in data on my old BB Storm but on the iphone I use about 800 MB a month and this month for the first time I'm going over 1 Gig. I find that I'm most definitely using the phone differently than I used the storm, because web browsing was very unpleasant on the BB, but is just the opposite on the iphone. So i do the same things I did on the BB, but more of it.
As my usage is about 25% higher than usual this month, I wonder if some game i recently downloaded is hogging lots of data in the background. I don't have any pandora type app, and i rarely if ever stream audio over 3G.