Data plan poll.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nateo200, Oct 3, 2009.

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Would you choose a 500mbs plan for $10 if allowed by AT&T?

  1. Yes.

    32 vote(s)
    29.1%
  2. No. An unlimited data plan is needed for the iPhone due to constant app connectivity

    63 vote(s)
    57.3%
  3. Not sure

    15 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. nateo200 macrumors 68030

    nateo200

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    #1
    If AT&T offered another data plan of 500MBs a month for $10 would you choose that? Or do you think unlimited is the only way to go? Me personally I would be all over it. My school and my house are literally 300 meters apart, both have solid wifi, at home I get 14 down and 0.98 up and at school I get almost 30+ down and 4 up, our school has a solid ass fiber connection. I wouldn't need to use the cellular connection that much and would probably keep it on EDGE and only use 3G when I'm going to practice and I'm bored on the bus or on a long car trip.
     
  2. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    #2
    The poll is missing

    "I don't want a data plan"

    I have no data plan right now and I don't miss it for a second! I love paying $0/month for no-data.
     
  3. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    #3
    My billing cycle ends on 10/22 and I have already used 350mb of data so I would not benefit from this plan if it was offered.
     
  4. nateo200 thread starter macrumors 68030

    nateo200

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    #4
    You must not have AT&T then do you?
    just curious do you use the cell connection for data allot? How often are you on wifi?
     
  5. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I am usually on wifi only when I am at home so I am mostly on 3G.
     
  6. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    #6
    then all the people with the $10 500MB plan will start crying when they go over their data usage...just get the iPod Touch

    I did 5 gigs of Data last month
     
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68030

    Ntombi

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    #7
    I would love it! I'm on wifi probably 75% of the time, so I would save money most months, and even if I went over every few months, it would still be cheaper in the long run.
     
  8. nateo200 thread starter macrumors 68030

    nateo200

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    #8
    I'm just saying theoretical not complaining (well not YET). supposed to get iPhone last week but AT&T store didn't have any so planning on getting it soon provided i work everything out and I just realized I have wifi in allot of places with my iPod. Almost doesn't even make sense to pay 30 USD extra a month for a feature that won't get used as much unless my school starts filtering websites better or I'm at practice were I won't have wifi. Most likely going to keep it on EDGE....
     
  9. fireshot91 macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    #9
    To be honest, I don't even use like 50mb a month.

    At school, I can't have my phone out, if I do, it's on their Wi-Fi (Everybody knows the password).

    At home, I get like 8 times the speed of 3G (My 3G is like 900kbps) on wi-fi.

    The walk from home->School is like 10 minutes. At that time, I'm listening to my iPod, so yeah.
     
  10. nateo200 thread starter macrumors 68030

    nateo200

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    #10
    Yeah I'm the same way except I live accross the street from my school. As soon as I lose my home signal it hands off to the schools blazing fast connection. I just realized I really won't need 3G even if there's a node b like 700 feet from my house/school because even though you have like max possible download speeds the schools wifi is 15x faster (literally). Plus I really don't go to too many blocked sites.
     
  11. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    #11
    I do not see ATT giving it for that rate. $20 a month is the most reasonable amount.

    Personally for my smart phone (Black Berry) I would be willing to do that because most of my data usage is on the home wifi.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    #12
    I would rather have the unlimited at the current price than have to worry about going over the data limit.
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    #13
    Unlimited (if you can afford it) gives you peace of mind knowing you are never going to go beyond the limit and get raep'd by the overage charges.
     
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    #14
    Which is the exact same reason why they only offer an unlimited-minutes calling plan...

    Oh, wait. No they don't. :rolleyes:
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

    -aggie-

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    #15
    Yes, they do. Whatever, this thread is not about that.


    I never use over 500 a month, but I don't stress over $30 either, so I'd probably keep the unlimited.
     
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    #16
    Really?

    They only offer an unlimited-minute calling plan?

    That's funny, because I pay for 700 minutes, so I don't think you're right.
     
  17. knoxtown macrumors 6502

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  18. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    #18
    I have a go-phone plan. I pay almost nothing to own this iPhone now.
     
  19. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

    iGuardian

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    #19
    Up here in Canada, we already have a 500mb plan... for $25. Nobody really gets it because for $5 more you could get a gigabyte.
     
  20. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #20
    Absolutely not, an unlimited data plan is essential for me. I can't imagine the bill that I'd get if I used that plan with my normal data usage (2-3GB sometimes more)
     
  21. anjinha macrumors 604

    anjinha

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    #21
    I'm not in the U.S. but the data plan I have here is 500MB and it's enough for me (the most you can get here is 1GB) since I'm usually on WiFi. The only time I went over was when I lost my WiFi at home and had to use my iPhone for tethering. But still, you get a text when you're approaching your limit and when you go over so that you are aware of it, which is nice.
     
  22. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

    lemonademaker

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    #22
    500 would be close for me.... i'd be all over 1gb though (i think are unlimited is 5gb?)
     
  23. nateo200 thread starter macrumors 68030

    nateo200

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    #23
    I think 1500MBs for $15 would be appropriate. I mean AT&T would probably have a more stable network because people wouldn't be forced into unlimited and have a "aw what the hell I have unlimited data! I can watch YouTube videos tell AT&Ts 3G network crashes!!!".
     
  24. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    #24
    Do you know alot of people with iPhones?

    Every person I know here has the 500mb data plan. Why? because $5 a month adds up when your not close to 500mb anyway. And its actually more then $5 if you bundle it. It would cost me an extra $10 to go back to my 6gb plan. If they still offered that. So now it would be $10 more for 1gb vs 500mb.
     
  25. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

    UngratefulNinja

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    #25
    Same here, I'd love to have a 1gb plan.
     

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