1. iSRS's Avatar
    So now that those of us who were among the first Verizon iPhone recipients have had a full four days with the device -- how much data have you used?

    Most of Monday and Tuesday I was nearly 100% wifi. Wednesday-today from 7:30 - 5:30 have been 3G and the rest wifi.

    So far? I have used a little over 900 MB. I stream a lot of radio (hometown stations, XM, ESPN) and watched about an hour on Netflix.
    02-11-2011 06:06 PM
  2. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Lots of Wi-Fi and as for 3g:



    And to think, just 2 weeks ago I had a 25MB/month cap on my crappy featurephone.
    02-11-2011 06:16 PM
  3. jaycee2007's Avatar
    This is since Feb.7. I also use wifi at home and at work all day.

    Last edited by jaycee2007; 02-11-2011 at 11:41 PM.
    02-11-2011 11:37 PM
  4. icebox93's Avatar
    I've used 114 MB since tuesday night. I'd send the screenshot I took but i can't figure out how to do that when accessing the forum from my iphone. Too bad the phone doesn't track wifi usage, because with all the apps I've downloaded I'm sure I've easily done triple or quadruple the cellular data on wifi. And that cell data is really high for me. With the blackberry storm my biggest usage in a month was about 110 MB, but over the last year typically I've used 30-35 MB per month. So right now I'm on pace to do more than ten times that. Amazing how much data I can use now that I've got a phone that accesses the web snappily.
    02-12-2011 12:18 AM
  5. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    I've used 114 MB since tuesday night. I'd send the screenshot I took but i can't figure out how to do that when accessing the forum from my iphone. Too bad the phone doesn't track wifi usage, because with all the apps I've downloaded I'm sure I've easily done triple or quadruple the cellular data on wifi. And that cell data is really high for me. With the blackberry storm my biggest usage in a month was about 110 MB, but over the last year typically I've used 30-35 MB per month. So right now I'm on pace to do more than ten times that. Amazing how much data I can use now that I've got a phone that accesses the web snappily.
    This!

    I had a crappy Samsung Rogue with a slow/ lame/ not very useful web browser and I rarely even used a few MB. Now I am on Safari for everything! "What is the phone number for XXX restaurant? Safari. When is the Daytona 500? Safari. What does CDMA actually stand for? Safari. It is really great!
    02-12-2011 12:58 AM
  6. luvesuga's Avatar
    Sent: 22.6mb
    Received: 256mb
    02-12-2011 02:47 AM
  7. ddnichols7's Avatar
    When wifi is activated at same time as 3g service, and you connect to a wifi signal, once logged onto safari does the wifi pick it up or the 3g?
    02-12-2011 09:25 AM
  8. nies's Avatar
    Sent: 65.3mb
    Received: 847mb
    02-12-2011 09:28 AM
  9. coltsbr's Avatar
    02-12-2011 10:04 AM
  10. icebox93's Avatar
    Ddnichols7: the phone will try to connect to wifi before trying a cellular data connection. So if you have an active wifi connection, the phone will use it. You can test this with the my Verizon app, as that app as of now will not work over wifi.

    Mark
    02-13-2011 03:01 AM
  11. Malefickus's Avatar
    this is my usage after 48 hours roughly. I'm a very heavy data user I think.
    02-13-2011 11:52 AM
  12. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Sent: 70.7MB
    Received: 860 MB

    It made me laugh. With my Blackberry, in the first 20 days of the billing cycle, I had used 17 MB. In the first 12 hours with the iPhone, I used 233!! Woot woot ViP4!!
    02-13-2011 11:55 AM
  13. epphllps's Avatar
    Since January 7:

    Sent: 214 MB
    Received: 2.4 GB

    Netflix is a killer, or anything that streams for that matter. Hope I don't end up in the top 5% of data users and get throttled as I could not stand anything less than 3G since I don't have access to ANY type of highspeed where I live. I would think the top 5% would blow our minds with their data usage.
    02-13-2011 12:58 PM
  14. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Since January 7:

    Sent: 214 MB
    Received: 2.4 GB

    Netflix is a killer, or anything that streams for that matter. Hope I don't end up in the top 5% of data users and get throttled as I could not stand anything less than 3G since I don't have access to ANY type of highspeed where I live. I would think the top 5% would blow our minds with their data usage.
    WOW!! If that's your average usage and not your beginner's usage, you'll be over 10 GB for the month. That may place you in the top 5%! I would guess most users peak in the first few days of receiving their phone but then level off a bit.

    Streaming video is a killer. Depending on the app, streaming audio won't get you in too much trouble.
    02-13-2011 01:08 PM
  15. crazy4cell's Avatar
    my phone shows only sent received is this because it hasn't been fully charged yet since I purchased 4 days ago ?
    02-13-2011 01:16 PM
  16. epphllps's Avatar
    WOW!! If that's your average usage and not your beginner's usage, you'll be over 10 GB for the month. That may place you in the top 5%! I would guess most users peak in the first few days of receiving their phone but then level off a bit.

    Streaming video is a killer. Depending on the app, streaming audio won't get you in too much trouble.
    Yeah, I do use MyWi but I don't download anything. I just check mail, pay bills, etc. No streaming with MyWi either so I was kind of shocked to see my usage so high in such a short amount of time.

    As I said though, 5% of users is A LOT but I feel those users' data usage would absolutely blow our mind. The people who tether on Android and now the iPhone without paying and constantly download torrents/stream movies/online gaming. That is who I feel they are going after. If I hit 10GB a month using an UNLIMITED plan b/c I love my phone and use it to fit my needs I will be forced to go back to Sprint I used between 8-14GB a month and it was a never a problem. This is only b/c I live outside of high speed net access which sucks X10000000000000!!
    02-13-2011 01:17 PM
  17. P0stalTek's Avatar
    I didn't know there were places that still don't have access to high-speed

    That stinks!
    02-13-2011 01:36 PM
  18. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    The people who tether on Android and now the iPhone without paying and constantly download torrents/stream movies/online gaming. That is who I feel they are going after. If I hit 10GB a month using an UNLIMITED plan b/c I love my phone and use it to fit my needs I will be forced to go back to Sprint I used between 8-14GB a month and it was a never a problem.
    You're probably right. Didn't think about the rooted/jailbroken phones that tether constantly and drive up usage. Good point!

    So long as you're using your phone in its intended way, I wouldn't worry.
    02-13-2011 01:42 PM
  19. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    I didn't know there were places that still don't have access to high-speed

    That stinks!
    It does stink. There isn't a map that's available yet, but the FCC/administration is working on creating a map that shows where broadband is available in the US and at what speed.
    02-13-2011 01:43 PM
  20. epphllps's Avatar
    I didn't know there were places that still don't have access to high-speed

    That stinks!
    No kidding! It's horrid! I lived in Memphis (in the city) while I was in college and now I live out in a more country area and definitely no high speed. I am literally 5 miles away from cable access but they refuse to expand. One good thing about Obama is that he promotes internet access and expansion. We are far behind in speeds and accessibility in comparison to European countries.
    02-13-2011 01:44 PM
  21. beto89's Avatar
    I didn't know there were places that still don't have access to high-speed

    That stinks!

    yup, this is exactly why I averaged anywhere from 3-6 gigs of data a month tethering on my droid
    02-13-2011 03:13 PM
  22. epphllps's Avatar
    I have seen people openly admit using 100+ GB/month on sprint by tethering on an android device. I have never touched that amount even when I had cable net in college and was a torrent junkie. There has to be quite a few abusing the system and this will actually help us normal users I truly believe.
    02-13-2011 06:09 PM
  23. slalomskie's Avatar
    I am glad I have unlimited. I hope AT&T doesn't smack my hand for going over 5 gig soft cap.

    02-13-2011 06:44 PM
  24. epphllps's Avatar
    I am glad I have unlimited. I hope AT&T doesn't smack my hand for going over 5 gig soft cap.

    I'm for a throttle for top 5% but I am totally against it continuing through the next cycle. If a common user like me falls in the bottom of the 5% somehow I would then know how to limit my usage and should NOT be punished that long. The iPhone is not usable, period, on VZW with less than 3G speeds.
    02-13-2011 08:36 PM
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    02-13-2011 08:47 PM
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