Data Usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheConfuzed1, Aug 23, 2010.

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How much cellular data do you use in an average month?

  1. Less than 1 GB

    61.8%
  2. 2-3 GB

    26.5%
  3. 4-5 GB

    3.9%
  4. More than 5 GB

    7.8%
  1. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I had my original 2G iPhone for three years before updating to the iPhone 4.

    During that three years, I only used about 4 GB of cellular data, so I thought the whole "no more unlimited data" business was blown out of proportion.

    Of course, with my old iPhone, I didn't have 3G, so I didn't stream a lot over the cellular network.

    I decided to try streaming music in my car for a few days on my one-hour-each-way commute to work and back.

    I used it for about a week, before switching back to my iPod.

    I just checked my data usage, and in the three weeks or so that I've had my new iPhone, I have used 4 GB of data already!

    That's right, in three weeks, I used the data that I took three years to use on my old iPhone! My data usage multiplied by 52!

    That's crazy!

    Streaming certainly does make a huge difference.

    How much data do you use?

    I just thought I would pose the question.
     
  2. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

    ohaithar

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    I'm on T-Mobile EDGE, so like maybe 50MB a month
     
  3. brewno macrumors 6502

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    I usually use 200-400Mb/month; but then again I never used it besides on my iPhone. Last weekend I went to a friends house and used tethering to download an iTunes movie, so it was the first time it went over 1Gb... But on a regular basis, it will never go over 400mb.
     
  4. doboy macrumors 68000

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    If you are going to make a poll, be more complete. Where's 1-2GB and 3-4GB? I use 1-2 GB, in case you're interested.
     
  5. TheConfuzed1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're right. I thought of that afterword, but then I just figured people would round up or down.

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond!

    I was curious because I have contemplated dropping my unlimited plan.

    I think I'm going to keep it though.

    It's just another $5 per month, and these results seem to indicate that higher bandwidth uses may be coming in the near future.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    My average is 13Gb/billing cycle. The most I've ever hit was 16Gb and the lowest was 4Gb. It's not from tethering.
     
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    what the hell are you doing to rack up that much data. You are a prim example of why the teir prices came about.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    I do heavy web browsing, streaming media, and because of my small data cap on my DSL line I download a majority of my files over 3G. Oh, and now Netflix, I do love Netflix.
     
  9. 184550 Guest

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    I hover close in the just under 200mb range. I mainly use my 3GS for checking email and light browsing.
     
  10. dark55 macrumors member

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    I only used 2GB of data in the two and a half years I had my 1st generation iPhone. I have Wi-Fi at my house though. Now that I have my iPhone 4 with 3G, I use a lot more data. About 500MB a month.
     
  11. iggypod macrumors 6502a

    iggypod

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  12. Looon macrumors 6502a

    Looon

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    #12
    1-2gb
    I watch a lot of youtube vids on my phone when I'm bored and cant fall asleep at night
     
  13. mojoe24 macrumors regular

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    Anywhere from 200mb to 2gb. Usually 1.5GB or so. Maybe more since schools started and I have a 3 hour break and I'll probably end up streaming movies.
     
  14. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    see to that it seems that you are thethering.

    I am assuming you are Jail Broken
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    I wasn't jailbroken for the first 8 months of having my 3Gs due to contract issues with my employer. My data usage was still way up there even then. My first billing cycle I used 7.5Gb.
     
  16. rburly macrumors 6502a

    rburly

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    #16
    I stream Pandora at night, so it adds up. I'm at about 4GB right now.
     
  17. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    #17
    Had the iPhone for about 3 weeks and I've used about 100mb. I'm mostly tied to wifi.
     
  18. astarling06 macrumors regular

    astarling06

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    Manhattan, KS
    #18
    Just checked and I've used 3.5GB so far this month. I have a JB iPhone 4. I was in Atlanta for a conference for a week and used tethering quite a bit plus we just finally got 3G service in the town I live. Before getting 3G in my area, I was averaging about 700MB a month. I'm curious to see how it will be next month without a lot of tethering but 3G service at home for an entire month.
     
  19. iPhone3GCrazed macrumors 6502

    iPhone3GCrazed

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    I never exceeded 600MB with my iPhone 3G. However, with my iPhone 4, it's a completely different story. From mid-July to mid-August I used 1.5GB and from mid-August to mid-September I used slighty more than 4GB.

    3 days into this billing cycle, I've already used more than 1GB. :rolleyes:

    Thanks, Netflix!
     

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