data usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EastCoastLove, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. EastCoastLove macrumors member

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    I finally figured out how to check how much data you use on your iPhone. I checked it out and i use about 6 GB's a month. How much data do you guys use?
     
  2. solid0mike macrumors newbie

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    I used to use about 1.8 GB a month, and I'm sure I used more with my WiFi.

    But now that I have the unlimited data, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna go higher than that. Netflix, Facetime, and Pandora :D oh yeah.
     
  3. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    As you can see, I'm not the heaviest data user (normally). The pre-iPhone 4 days with my Nexus One/MyTouch resulted in very little data usage. Now for January, had to use my phone as my only internet source >.> U-Verse went kerplunk on my block for a little over a week. NO TV OR INTERNET!!!!
     

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  4. vincenz macrumors 601

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    How do you use that much data? I use at most 2 gb a month.
     
  5. cpucrash0, Feb 23, 2011
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    cpucrash0 macrumors regular

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    I've been using factime over 3g and that uses lots of internet. I'm almost at 2 gigs but I just got unlimited like last month on AT&T so it doesn't worry me now. But I use to have 2gig which I couldn't do much with. I'll probably go over 2gigs soon.
     
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    Same here unless I'm tethering. I've always wondered what people do on their phone to consume multiple GB's / month... the only thing I can think of would be watching movies on Netflix, but even then, how much video can you really watch on a phone? I guess I would use more if there wasn't this ridiculous and pointless 20MB file size download limit

    e.g. I pay for 4GB / month and tethering, but I can't download files larger that 20MB on my phone, however I can tether to my laptop and download whatever I want... who the f thought that one up?
     
  8. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Typically I use around 2gb per month. I just signed up for Netflix though, so that may go up quite a bit.

    Sorry I don't have a cool spreadsheet.
     
  9. mcapanelli macrumors regular

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    Depends on if your talking about overall usage or just network use. I'm using about 4 gig a month overall with an average of 200mb used on the network.
     
  10. 007bond macrumors 6502a

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    I use about 4-6gb of 3g. Up from 3gb a couple months ago due to MyWi
     
  11. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    I normally use 1-2GB per month but since getting to my training station in Utah and finding out the wifi sucks and I'm constantly getting kicked off, I have bumped up to 14GB in January and I'm sitting 17.5GB right now for February. I've been tethering my iPad and MacBook Pro since my 3G connection (which is crap compared to what I'm used to) is actually faster than the wifi here.

    I feel bad for using so much, but netflix has been a life saver here and I downloaded an HD movie from iTunes last week.
     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    8 GB/month. I stream pandora and other music apps and listen to them at work. They don't allow us to stream over the work computer, so I don't have a choice but to use the iphone's data.
    My previous job wouldn't even let us listen to music, even on the iphone; so my data usage was under 1 GB/month.

     
  13. svenn macrumors 6502

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    I generally use 3-5GB of 3G, mostly from mywi.

    How do you tell how much wifi you have used? Is there an app for that??
    [​IMG]??
     
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    About 300mb. I live on wifi. At work and at home.
     
  17. barkingDog macrumors regular

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    DataMan $1.99

    Data Control Free

    Both monitor Cellular & WiFi data.

    Disclaimer: No affiliation with either of the above apps.
     
  18. EastCoastLove thread starter macrumors member

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    Damn!! over 20 GB's. That's pretty impressive.
     
  19. sportster macrumors 6502

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    Usually no more than 400mb from my unlimited account. I live on wifi, it seems to be everywhere I go.
     
  20. hilaryaustin macrumors newbie

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  21. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    I differ greatly

    Sometimes I use 1gb or less
    Other times I use several gbs
    Few times I used up to 8-9 gbs due to watching a few movies on it
     
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  23. vong macrumors 6502a

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    about 80mb a month. (only for email and some web surfing)
     

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