1GB of Data Enough?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by hunterheath33, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. hunterheath33 macrumors regular

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    I'm moving to a prepaid smartphone plan and was wondering if 1 GB of data would be enough. I have wifi at home and school and don't do any multimedia browsing on my iPod. What do you think?
     
  2. Renzatic Suspended

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    As long as you stick to just reading webpages, and don't stream anything, you'll be alright.

    I'm not sure how much data GPS navigation consumes, but you might be limited on that front as well.
     
  3. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    I rarely ever use over 500 mb and I use my phone alot. Just don't watch videos all day. Google navigation uses very little data so thats not a worry. I have found that android phones are pretty good at conserving data vs ios devices.
     
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Totally depends on what you're going to be doing. I never go above 500MB a month (3GB/mo plan). Course I just browse the web, update/download apps, etc.

    If that's all you're going to be doing, it should be enough. Plus if you're home with WiFi, you can use WiFi without eating into your data plan.
     
  5. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, if your really worried you can always use the data settings menu which allows you to set data limits and restrict bacground data although I personally never have had to its nice that its there. Are you looking at pure android phones like the nexus 4 and galaxy nexus. Those are the best phones for prepaid.
     
  6. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I mainly use it to stream music and browse the web, of course Android updates my apps too, and I get by most months with 300-400mb used.
     
  7. aerok macrumors 65816

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    Wow I usually hit 3-4 GBs a month lol
     
  8. siiip5 macrumors 6502

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    As do I, but I also tether my Nex7 and download a TV show weekly that I can not get otherwise. That right there is 3gb a month.

    If the OP just wants to stream music, use Google Nav, surf websites and text/e-mail, 1gb is more than enough.
     
  9. aerok macrumors 65816

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    I must be doing something wrong, I never tether or download.

    But for most people, even 500mb is enough.
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I rarely go above 500MB because I'm usually on wifi.
     
  11. hunterheath33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well the phone I'm looking at us the lg splendor on us cellular since I have a laptop and just want to get a smartphone for email music that's not streamed some Facebook twitter forums web browsing and pics. It's only $200 prepaid on us cellular and since I'm a little tight on money, since I'm younger I wanted to ask about this plan with the splendor
     
  12. blackhand1001, Dec 15, 2012
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    Spend the extra 50 bucks and get the htc one v in that case. Its a much better phone and far less buggy. LG android phones other than the optimus g and nexus 4 are pretty much always buggy.

    If you can save up the money though this seems like the best deal on us cellular prepaid.
    http://www.uscellular.com/uscellula...ice-category-phone&brand-os=device-os-Android

    its 349.

    If your not opposed to t mobile prepaid or straight talk I do think you should consider a second hand galaxy nexus or a buying a nexus 4. Both of those are much better phones than what your looking at. The lg coming from an iphone which is what you have apparantly will make you hate android. Not because android itself but because the phone and lg's software sucks.
     
  13. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Sounds like plenty of data. Just be vigilant and always connect to WiFi when it is available.
     

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