1. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I wouldn't go back to limited data; considering I've been unlimited for years. I'd have to agree with you. There are a few carriers in the USA with unlimited data still.
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    05-30-2015 12:21 PM
  2. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    You made the best decision based on your situation at the time. Besides, using it in conjunction with Wi-Fi has worked out well for you, right?
    It has with the exception of the last 2-3 months but T-Mobile gave all Simple Choice plan customers 10gb of free vault data. I need to figure out what app is using so much data, since I am usually on wifi and I have somehow been managing to go over. It's odd.


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    05-30-2015 12:25 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It has with the exception of the last 2-3 months but T-Mobile gave all Simple Choice plan customers 10gb of free vault data. I need to figure out what app is using so much data, since I am usually on wifi and I have somehow been managing to go over. It's odd.


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    Don't rule out a glitch on T-mobile's end. Push them for an explanation, if you haven't already, especially if your usage habits have not changed. In the meantime, go through your app list in the settings and disable cellular and background app refresh for games and apps that don't need access to both.
    05-30-2015 12:30 PM
  4. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Don't rule out a glitch on T-mobile's end. Push them for an explanation, if you haven't already, especially if your usage habits have not changed. In the meantime, go through your app list in the settings and disable cellular and background app refresh for games and apps that don't need access to both.
    T-mobile have an issue? The heck you say.
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    05-30-2015 02:50 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It has with the exception of the last 2-3 months but T-Mobile gave all Simple Choice plan customers 10gb of free vault data. I need to figure out what app is using so much data, since I am usually on wifi and I have somehow been managing to go over. It's odd.


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    Also make sure your wifi is working properly. Reboot the modem/router.


    05-30-2015 05:03 PM
  6. gfederline9's Avatar
    unlimited data plan is essential for mobile phone nowadays 2015

    i would pay 40 = 80 us dollar for unlimited data plan monthly , the real unlimited data plan

    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    05-31-2015 12:36 AM
  7. hollidizzle's Avatar
    While I think eliminating truly unlimited data is a huge mistake if it happens, I currently go through roughly 4gb a month. I have a 3gb data plan and am currently using my free 10gb data vault. After I run out of that data, I am most likely going to have to upgrade to 5gb of data.

    I really do miss my $30/mo completely unlimited data plan, however with wifi in so many places I should not be going through as much data as I am. I think I need to evaluate where all of my data is being used and see what are the data hog apps because I am on wifi 75% of the time and there is no way I am using so much data when I am only on LTE 25% of the month.

    Most carriers in the U.S. have either eliminated unlimited data, or cap it at a certain point. A lot of people are still grandfathered into theirs, but when I was a poor college student I made the choice to save money over keeping that data. Not a smart decision on my part.

    I know T-Mobile is offering an unlimited data plan again, but I have yet to look into if it caps your data at a certain point or not.


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    Thank you this was the point I was trying to make. I miss getting my unlimited data for a reasonable price. Yes we can have more data now if we pay for it and trust me I've been paying for it.

    To everyone else, idk about you guys but I can run through a lot of data because wifi is not offered in my usual daily circle even when I WAS home. So I would love unlimited data back. But everyone is right you just have to pay for it now I guess.
    05-31-2015 01:28 AM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    Thank you this was the point I was trying to make. I miss getting my unlimited data for a reasonable price. Yes we can have more data now if we pay for it and trust me I've been paying for it.

    To everyone else, idk about you guys but I can run through a lot of data because wifi is not offered in my usual daily circle even when I WAS home. So I would love unlimited data back. But everyone is right you just have to pay for it now I guess.
    We'd all like unlimited data at a reasonable price. But to get it, you need to convince the wireless providers. That is who you should be contacting. Good luck, but I don't see them relenting and bringing it back. It's too profitable for them the way it is now.

    Until the current situation changes (if it ever does), you are forced to choose between burning through all the data you can get or keeping some of your hard-earned money. Using wifi whenever possible will ease the pain. Unfortunately, those are the only choices available.

    Unlimited data is NOT essential. You can survive without it. Not having unlimited data, however, does force you to budget you resources - that's what grown ups do. They prioritize and work it out as best they can.
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    05-31-2015 01:36 AM
  9. gfederline9's Avatar
    While I think eliminating truly unlimited data is a huge mistake if it happens, I currently go through roughly 4gb a month. I have a 3gb data plan and am currently using my free 10gb data vault. After I run out of that data, I am most likely going to have to upgrade to 5gb of data.

    I really do miss my $30/mo completely unlimited data plan, however with wifi in so many places I should not be going through as much data as I am. I think I need to evaluate where all of my data is being used and see what are the data hog apps because I am on wifi 75% of the time and there is no way I am using so much data when I am only on LTE 25% of the month.

    Most carriers in the U.S. have either eliminated unlimited data, or cap it at a certain point. A lot of people are still grandfathered into theirs, but when I was a poor college student I made the choice to save money over keeping that data. Not a smart decision on my part.

    I know T-Mobile is offering an unlimited data plan again, but I have yet to look into if it caps your data at a certain point or not.


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    unlimited data plan is essential for mobile phone nowadays 2015

    i would pay 40 = 80 us dollar for unlimited data plan monthly , the real unlimited data plan

    if u buy an 1400 us dollar / 700 / 60 us dollar monthly iPhone , galaxy s6 just to use the pency 4gb data a month with wifi the rest of the time ,
    people will start build their own radio station and build their own server for unlimited data lte service

    PEOPLE WILL START BUILD THEIR OWN RADIO STATION AND BUILD THEIR OWN SERVER FOR UNLIMITED DATA LTE SERVICE
    PEOPLE WILL START BUILD THEIR OWN RADIO STATION AND BUILD THEIR OWN SERVER FOR UNLIMITED DATA LTE SERVICE
    PEOPLE WILL START BUILD THEIR OWN RADIO STATION AND BUILD THEIR OWN SERVER FOR UNLIMITED DATA LTE SERVICE

    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    05-31-2015 01:59 AM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    @hollidizzle:

    The OP created a thread stating that an "unlimited data plan is essential for mobile phone nowadays 2015". He posted it not as an opinion but as a fact. Some of us who replied explained to him that it is not "essential". He is clearly getting along quite well without an unlimited data plan.

    As for you, you stated "This guys post was a little misleading but I find it surprising how many people disagree. So you guys are saying you wouldn't WELCOME unlimited data back? Sure it's about discipline but I didn't buy my phone to learn the discipline I bought my phone so I could use apps and stream stuff as it was intended. (lol)"

    You asked a question and I responded NOT sarcastically, but bluntly. Your admission of "sure it's about discipline" is in agreement with the fact that an unlimited data plan is NOT essential whether you'll admit it or not. Then you went on to state, "...I bought my phone so I could use apps and stream stuff as it was intended." Well, unless you're implying that using apps and streaming stuff are meant to be done nonstop, you did not explain what "as it was intended" meant in this regard. In summary, don't accuse me of "methodically retorting" and being sarcastic for disagreeing with the OP and for using common sense scenarios to show flaws in your own reasoning. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    kch50428 likes this.
    05-31-2015 08:27 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    05-31-2015 08:32 AM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    UNLIMITED DATA PLAN IS ESSENTIAL LIKE OXYGEN
    you can keep repeating this nonsense in all caps all you want...it's not going to make it come true. It is simply YOUR OPINION...not fact.
    05-31-2015 09:08 AM
  13. gdruin74's Avatar
    I don't think it is essential, but I do love my T-Mobile unlimited plan. I have never been throttled even using over 30g some months. I could, if forced to, make sure wifi is on more often or change my habits. Not having to think about it is a good thing since I have 2 kids on my plan and we all stream music all the time. Essential? no. Great to have and not have to worry about overages? Yes
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    05-31-2015 09:34 AM
  14. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I don't think it is essential, but I do love my T-Mobile unlimited plan. I have never been throttled even using over 30g some months. I could, if forced to, make sure wifi is on more often or change my habits. Not having to think about it is a good thing since I have 2 kids on my plan and we all stream music all the time. Essential? no. Great to have and not have to worry about overages? Yes
    You bring up a good point.

    If you're a streaming user, then unlimited data would probably be a good option. I guess I'm old school. I want my music, movies, and applications on my device. Then I don't have to worry about data usage, and if I'm in the middle of nowhere, I can still enjoy my content.
    05-31-2015 09:42 AM
  15. gdruin74's Avatar
    Depending on how you look at it I am either lucky or not lucky enough to be in the middle of nowhere very often but I do keep some music on my phone. With kids though it is nice to not have to worry about a shock when getting the bill.
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    05-31-2015 09:49 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You bring up a good point.

    If you're a streaming user, then unlimited data would probably be a good option. I guess I'm old school. I want my music, movies, and applications on my device. Then I don't have to worry about data usage, and if I'm in the middle of nowhere, I can still enjoy my content.
    True, but the OP and some others are confusing "essential" with "preferred".
    kch50428 and pr1nce like this.
    05-31-2015 09:56 AM
  17. Trees's Avatar
    There may be some discounted offerings for Active Duty status. Saw a few things from T Mobile that mention unlimited data, talk, text. Maybe other US carriers have a similar offering? Might help lessen the cost some.
    05-31-2015 02:20 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Definitely NOT "essential"...
    05-31-2015 02:51 PM
  19. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I am on T-Mobiles $100 for two lines, unlimited everything.

    On my iPhone, I am up to 23 GB this month and my Note 4, 7GB. I usually use about 30GB on the iPhone and I still have another week to go on my current month.

    T-Mobile has never throttled me and I have used as much as 75GB in one month when my DSL modem broke and I used my iPhone to tether to my MBP that week.

    Tiered plans are nice but I just choose to pay for unlimited data and always will.
    05-31-2015 03:58 PM
  20. gfederline9's Avatar
    unlimited data plan will boost the sales of iPhone and big screen smartphone ( android ?) a lot like rocket to the sky
    yes it will ,

    if I were apple , I would make a apple mobile boardband and sell unlimited data plan for a fair price ( include tethering )for iPhone , and put big advertisement , big slogan saying " real unlimited data plan for a fAir price "

    I m sure there will have much more people buy iPhone and smartphone since then


    * and then when more and more people buy unlimited data plan , you can use their their browsing data and sell it to companys , give it to advertisement company like google did with their customer data ,
    and you can get a lot of profit from customer data , you will know a lot of things , a lot of world wide social information and privacy , secret , like what Google did .
    05-31-2015 07:39 PM
  21. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    ... " real unlimited data plan for a fAir price " ..
    Tell us what a "fair" price is. And provide data of how you came up with that number and how that number allows the provider to remain competitive in the marketplace while providing that service at that price.
    Just_Me_D and kch50428 like this.
    05-31-2015 08:04 PM
  22. Evilguppy's Avatar
    unlimited data plan will boost the sales of iPhone and big screen smartphone ( android ?) a lot like rocket to the sky
    yes it will ,

    if I were apple , I would make a apple mobile boardband and sell unlimited data plan for a fair price ( include tethering )for iPhone , and put big advertisement , big slogan saying " real unlimited data plan for a fAir price "

    I m sure there will have much more people buy iPhone and smartphone since then


    * and then when more and more people buy unlimited data plan , you can use their their browsing data and sell it to companys , give it to advertisement company like google did with their customer data ,
    and you can get a lot of profit from customer data , you will know a lot of things , a lot of world wide social information and privacy , secret , like what Google did .
    Ahem: there's a bunch of very good reasons why you are not Apple and never will be.
    I just have to ask, though:
    Do you practice hard at acting like a brain damaged 2 year old or does it come to you naturally?
    06-01-2015 10:30 AM
  23. co4nd's Avatar
    10gb for two users and we rarely reach it, thanks to using wifi while at home.
    06-01-2015 03:03 PM
  24. Greek Geek's Avatar
    This guys post was a little misleading but I find it surprising how many people disagree. So you guys are saying you wouldn't WELCOME unlimited data back? Sure it's about discipline but I didn't buy my phone to learn the discipline I bought my phone so I could use apps and stream stuff as it was intended. (lol)

    I am currently deployed but for pre-mob I was stuck in Fort Hood Texas with NO wifi to speak of. I ended up upgrading my data plan like 3 times b/c I was not about to be stuck in a barracks all day with no internet... It made me ponder upon how much better things USED to be when we had unlimited data. We have just recently learned to manage our data and stay within our little measly data plans not b/c we want to but because we HAD to.

    And I just don't feel it should be that way. I've been paying good money for cellular services since I was 16 (I'm now 32) and I feel I shouldn't have to discipline myself to 6 gigs and wait til I get home to watch a YouTube video b/c carriers want to drain me dry for overages. And since the introduction of LTE anything less than 8 gigs minimum for me is childs play. Sorry rant over.
    I agree with you 100% on everything you said here, so thankyou for helping to show that you're not the only one who feels this way. Video content can be especially large, so Youtube videos tend to guzzle alot of my data when out and about (something very useful for people who travel long distances either to work or on vacation, etc.) I've even known email backups to instantly kill all my data in the background (even with filtering and blocking as much spam email as possible), so I've had to resort to disabling backups in order to not to kill all my data before I've even got to do anything I wanted for myself on my phone. (admittedly it is good practice to limit those types of things, but it's more the having to actually limit useful things that we are most concerned about.

    Don't get me wrong, I hear what people are saying about discipline, but I still find that even with the most disciplined of practices, that I still feel very overly limited in the amount of things I am able to do on the go compared to when I'm on a good stable home WiFi connection.

    I agree also with all the posters who mentioned that that public WiFi is not always up to par, so can leave us completely at the mercy of how good any given public connection is for wherever you happen to be. (anyone who has ever stayed in Hotels for example in any country, will be well aware of how much this can vary in terms of signal strength). Some are great, and others just outright suck, and you can't always tell that before you book unless you happen to always use that exact same hotel, but can leave you very stuck without internet for anything that requires decent speeds or sizable data. So the comments people have made about over-restriction are definitely valid.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm sure this will get better over time. It is definitely a good sign that alot of the USA based iPhone users on here are saying that their limit never runs out due to public WiFi being alot more readily available than in the rest of the world. But even in cities and towns where this is easier to do, wouldn't it still be much more convenient not to have to resort to switching public WiFi connection each time? I'm sure I can't be alone in thinking that the ideal setup would be to just be able to use our iPhone for anything internet that we wanted or needed as freely as we do our own home WiFi connections, wherever we happen to be at the time. This to me would be true mobile internet. So I do hope that we get to see this in the near future.
    06-02-2015 05:45 AM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I agree with you 100% on everything you said here, so thankyou for helping to show that you're not the only one who feels this way. Video content can be especially large, so Youtube videos tend to guzzle alot of my data when out and about (something very useful for people who travel long distances either to work or on vacation, etc.) I've even known email backups to instantly kill all my data in the background (even with filtering and blocking as much spam email as possible), so I've had to resort to disabling backups in order to not to kill all my data before I've even got to do anything I wanted for myself on my phone. (admittedly it is good practice to limit those types of things, but it's more the having to actually limit useful things that we are most concerned about.

    Don't get me wrong, I hear what people are saying about discipline, but I still find that even with the most disciplined of practices, that I still feel very overly limited in the amount of things I am able to do on the go compared to when I'm on a good stable home WiFi connection.

    I agree also with all the posters who mentioned that that public WiFi is not always up to par, so can leave us completely at the mercy of how good any given public connection is for wherever you happen to be. (anyone who has ever stayed in Hotels for example in any country, will be well aware of how much this can vary in terms of signal strength). Some are great, and others just outright suck, and you can't always tell that before you book unless you happen to always use that exact same hotel, but can leave you very stuck without internet for anything that requires decent speeds or sizable data. So the comments people have made about over-restriction are definitely valid.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm sure this will get better over time. It is definitely a good sign that alot of the USA based iPhone users on here are saying that their limit never runs out due to public WiFi being alot more readily available than in the rest of the world. But even in cities and towns where this is easier to do, wouldn't it still be much more convenient not to have to resort to switching public WiFi connection each time? I'm sure I can't be alone in thinking that the ideal setup would be to just be able to use our iPhone for anything internet that we wanted or needed as freely as we do our own home WiFi connections, wherever we happen to be at the time. This to me would be true mobile internet. So I do hope that we get to see this in the near future.
    As long as your response was, you still did not prove that an unlimited data plan is "essential". It is something you prefer and your following statement is proof of that: " I'm sure I can't be alone in thinking that the ideal setup would be to just be able to use our iPhone for anything internet that we wanted or needed as freely as we do our own home WiFi connections,..."
    06-02-2015 08:32 AM
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