What type of data usage does AT&T charge for? (sent vs received)

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    AlphaDogg

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    I just got an iPhone 3G 8GB today with the 200mb data plan. I have sent 1.1mb of data and received 22.5mb of data. Am I charged for the 1.1mb of data, the 22.5mb of data, or 23.6mb of data?
     
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    vincenz

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    It should be just data received, but don't quote me on that. You can download at&ts iPhone app to get an accurate report on your usage, don't rely on your phone's stats in settings.
     
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    I did, but the app said: cannot determine current data usage because of the recent change of the plan until the next billing cycle... Or something to that effect...
     
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    Oh that. I guess your only other option is to log in the AT&T website on a computer. Or wait a few days. The first month's data usage is usually more than subsequent months. You know, with the whole syncing and honeymoon phase.
     
  5. AlphaDogg, Dec 4, 2010
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    Lol it shouldn't be that different than on my 2G..... I had that for a year (bought used for $100 a year ago)... Soo I don't know...

    Edit: Don't need to worry about it for the month! My parents just let me get the 2GB data plan for the month... Just to assess my data usage...
     
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    If you're anything like the average you'll probably be under 1GB but easily over 200MB. The 2GB plan generally suits the majority of users.
     
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    You are charged for both sent and received data.
    You are using AT&T's network when you download and upload things.
    Unless when you're connected to wifi and data used thru wifi is not charged or counted against your monthly allowance.
     
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    So is the iPhone's WiFi usage counted in the data counter of the iPhone?
     
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    No, I believe that displays just carrier data usage.
     
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    You can't trust the iPhone's data counter though. It's at least a day behind. Only use the at&t app or webpage.
     
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    AFAIK, AT&T accounts for sent and received data.
    Your data might be prorated for this month, so be careful.
     
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    I hear you.
    Even the AT&T app is a little off cause I think they update it for the whole days of data use late at the end of the night.
     
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    That's a good point. You really can trust any of them if you're risking going over. Be careful once your 2GB month is over!
     
  14. AlphaDogg, Dec 6, 2010
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    What do you mean it may be prorated? You mean I get charged fro each kilobyte?

    Also, my parents agreed to let me keep the 2GB plan indefinitely, as long as I do chores to "earn" it... :D :D :D I am so happy with my iPhone, my 2GB plan, my parents, my Incase Slider, and my BestSkinsEver full-body skin arriving tomorrow. I will be applying the screen protector and when I grow tired of the Incase Slider, I will apply the skin that covers the back/chrome. :D :D

    I got the full body skin, as it was only $2.00 more expensive than the screen protector alone, and didn't anticipate getting the Incase Slider... But I got the Incase Slider and I am happy! :D :D
     
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    wordoflife

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    Depending on where you are in your billing cycle, you might not be getting your 2GB allowance. You most likely will be getting an amount a bit less than 2GB, but that depends on where you are on your billing cycle. In other words, AT&T wants to make sure you only get 2GB for 30-31 days, and no more, unless you pay for it.

    Nice job with the case and data plan! :)
    I personally wouldn't even worry about the chrome because thats just inevitable; however, you are probably still very excited with your most recent purchase compared to me whos advising you not to worry about it because I've had my phone for a while lol

    I ordered another Speck Candyshell. I guess it would be nice to try out the slider, but I couldn't pass up $3.50 for a new candyshell. My old candyshell is a bit messed up anyways and I figured getting a new set of colors would be nice.
     

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