Does streaming Internet radio count against data plans?

Young Turk

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I listen to live streamed radio over the Internet, with apps like radio.com and others. Listening to Pandora is another example. When using LTE (and not wi-fi) to do so, like in the car, does that count against my phone's data pan?
 

maflynn

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Of course, its data, and in imo, streaming (radio and video) probably represent the large chunk of data usage.
 

noteple

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You betcha

One of the principle reasons people go way over their data plans
 

R1PPER

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This is why i had to go unlimited..spotify and podcasts were killing my data after only afew days.
 

Interstella5555

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I listen to live streamed radio over the Internet, with apps like radio.com and others. Listening to Pandora is another example. When using LTE (and not wi-fi) to do so, like in the car, does that count against my phone's data pan?
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Blorzoga

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I listen to live streamed radio over the Internet, with apps like radio.com and others. Listening to Pandora is another example. When using LTE (and not wi-fi) to do so, like in the car, does that count against my phone's data pan?
Is this a serious question?
 
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