Data usage increased?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AsianChexMix, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. AsianChexMix macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2009
    I am currently on a 3GS and to save my battery life, I stay on Edge primarily. If there are more urgent needs, I tend to switch to 3G for faster data speeds of course. Now I was curious, I am currently still grandfathered into the unlimited data plan but it does not seem like I need it. I am planning to get the iPhone 4 or 5 (pending release of 5) and was curious on how much data increase should I see if I use my new iPhone and stick it onto 3G network all the time. Would there be a huge increase in data because currently I only use like 300MB tops? I do not plan to tether since I usually don't take my MBP if there is no WiFi and never did I think "man, I wish I could tether".

    Thanks guys!
  2. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2010
    If you never go over 300 MB a month currently with your 3GS, I'm sure you can get by with the 2 GB plan on the iPhone 4 and still be very safe. AFAIK, most people who have the unlimited data plan seldom exceed 2 GB of data usage in a month.
  3. elan123 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2011
    it should be abou the same, not sure why it would change
  4. AsianChexMix thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2009
    Right, I thought that too but I would assume that perhaps once I have a phone that can last awhile on 3G network then I may use it more. I've been restricting myself as it is now but I'm just curious if there is reason to believe that my usage my increase.
  5. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    ESPN is announcing an app that allows people to stream their channels. YouTube, Hulu, Netflix expanding. I am sure other video apps are opening or improving

    Many don't use these apps and use little data in general. But, before throwing away unlimited, make sure you don't have the chance of using these video apps in the future
  6. noekozz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2010
    Personally, I would still stick with the unlimited plan after you upgrade. Better safe than sorry.

    I myself hardly ever pass 2GB, but it's a comfort to know that I can if needed.

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