1. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I don't know if anyone is noticing or it's just me.. I have been using a smartphone since the first blackberry pearl have been released and I got to say so much have changed.. My one main thing is the data usage of smartphones.. Back in the days when I had my first smartphone I use to have a 500mb plan and that would last me seeing that I would use under 500 per month.. As the years go by and seeing my usage now it is getting ridiculous how much plans are now and how much gb someone can consume in a month.. I can say I have a good plan giving me 6gb a month to use and I am not really a heavy user just use Facebook n Instagram here and there don't really post and I play games and surf the net when I need to.. But I don't understand how sometimes I can go over 6gb or get close cause I don't use wifi thinking I have more then enough. But now I don't think I have enough.. How come data usage is so much now? Anyone else agree? Let me know your thoughts please
    11-10-2013 08:43 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Download and upload speed is much faster so you use it a lot more.
    11-10-2013 08:50 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Streaming audio and video on your cellular connection and not wifi is probably the culprit... streaming a high def tv show that's about 45 minutes long is up to 1.5GB of data, and the LTE speeds make it possible...
    11-10-2013 08:54 AM
  4. eve6er69's Avatar
    Streaming audio and video on your cellular connection and not wifi is probably the culprit... streaming a high def tv show that's about 45 minutes long is up to 1.5GB of data, and the LTE speeds make it possible...
    Yeah they tease us with these speeds but we can't use them. I can't wait for the carriers to adjust their data infrastructure so mobile can be used as mobile again

    Sent from my gameboy color
    11-10-2013 09:06 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    LTE does not use more data than 3G/4G connections did under the same scenarios...it just does it faster. Like others have said, with faster speeds comes more usage, thus your data plans get eaten up quicker. Unfortunately this was known to carriers, which is why as soon as LTE capable devices hit the market, they all jumped ship on normal, unlimited data plans because they knew there was a lot of money to be made.
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    11-10-2013 09:17 AM
  6. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Your useage has probably changed a little over time. If you used any of the old BBOS BlackBerries, you probably weren't doing much web browsing on them since the browsers were so horrible, nor were there much in the way of apps to suck down data. Also, any data you are using was going through the BIS, which compresses the data.
    11-10-2013 11:27 AM
  7. solitude1984's Avatar
    Also, any data you are using was going through the BIS, which compresses the data.
    You took the words right out of my mouth.

    I find I use less data than I did even a year ago because so many places have wifi now. I share a 1 GB plan with my husband and we have never gone over. That being said, I also take care not to stream much while on data. No games that use data either (the "with friends" games for example) because those can suck up a lot!



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    11-10-2013 08:49 PM
  8. eve6er69's Avatar
    You took the words right out of my mouth.

    I find I use less data than I did even a year ago because so many places have wifi now. I share a 1 GB plan with my husband and we have never gone over. That being said, I also take care not to stream much while on data. No games that use data either (the "with friends" games for example) because those can suck up a lot!



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    Wow share a 1gb plan. That's nuts! I can use that in 4 days if I try. Lol

    Sent from my gameboy color
    11-11-2013 09:36 PM
  9. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    Wow share a 1gb plan. That's nuts! I can use that in 4 days if I try. Lol

    Sent from my gameboy color
    That's exactly my point.. That's why I have a 6gb plan but never go on wifi and sometimes I do go over which I find hard to believe
    11-11-2013 09:48 PM
  10. eve6er69's Avatar
    Wow. 6gb is Alot. I know I could go through that if I really wanted to. I hope they start doing things like they used to do with minutes. Free nights and weekends. Lol

    Sent from my gameboy color
    11-11-2013 09:50 PM
  11. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    That's interesting to have unlimited internet on evening and weekends? Lol
    11-11-2013 10:13 PM
  12. solitude1984's Avatar
    Haha that would be awesome!!


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    11-12-2013 05:55 PM
  13. eve6er69's Avatar
    Well they're starting to treat data now like they used to treat minutes. Basing plans around data usage rather than minutes so I hope this happens at one point. Lol

    Sent from my gameboy color
    11-14-2013 10:52 PM

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