Gonna break my 5GB limit this month

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  1. Geckotek, Sep 21, 2012
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    Geckotek macrumors G3

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    So I activated at work w/o having my PC to sync all my music. I've been listening to music all day and just recalled that it must all be streaming down from iCloud. DOH! Think I MAY leave this way and just let it all sync down on LTE as I play it. The cool thing is it has been so smooth that I never even noticed it!
     
  2. jamezr Suspended

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    Wouldn't it be nice that if you pay and get charged for 5GB that you get 5GB. What if you only use 2GB one month but your paying and getting charged for 5. So shouldn't you get 8GB the next month? Seems to make sense to me. We are getting charged if we go over so we should be able to accumulate what we don't use and have paid for already?
     
  3. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yeah, that would be nice. But I'm still on unlimited so the 5GB I was referring to is the throtle limit.
     
  4. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    At some point, one of the carriers will likely adopt a rollover policy like this (there was a time when if you didn't use your minutes they just disappeared too). But my guess is that we're a ways off from that.
     
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  6. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Don't most carriers still do that for minutes? I thought AT&T was the only one to offer rollover minutes. But maybe it's more common internationally?
     
  7. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    No I thinik you're right that AT&T is the only one who does it for minutes (I'm still in one). But it's rather irrelevant at this point as a good majority of carriers only offer unlimited plans now or offer so much free nights & weekends and mobile-to-mobile that it's almost impossible to use all the minutes that rollover.
     
  8. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I downloaded an album, a playlist and a few songs forgetting I was on LTE and the usage already on this phone is 400MG today alone obviously. 5GB will go so easily.
     
  9. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yup, received 680 MB on my iPhone 5 today so far.
     
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    with data cap limits full on streaming on LTE or 3G over iCloud or whatever cloud you choose isn't ideal...

    Now, as someone posted above, if one of the phone carriers was to somehow offer rollover on data that may make streaming more feasible..
     
  11. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    That kind of stuff you wanna do on wifi. Charges will rape your wallet.
     
  14. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'm debating pushing to the 5GB limit this month to see what AT&T does. I'll make sure it's near the end of my billing cycle so I don't go crazy with slow/no data for too long.

    I def can't keep up 1.1 GB a day. :D
     
  15. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's been a week.....I'm at 3.9 GB received. 149 MB Sent. How about you guys?

    I'm going to have to be very careful with this last 1.1 GB. My bill doesn't cycle until October 9th.
     
  16. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Yes. Please do, we're all interested in what LTE throttling means.
     
  17. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    LOL...I'm tempted. I think I may try to cross the line one day early....but I can't imagine spending an entire day throttled. :eek:
     
  18. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Just got this message from AT&T:

    My usage currently shows 4.7 GB received, 208 MB sent.

    5 days left! :eek:
     
  19. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    Your speed will be pretty much exactly 0.7 Mb/s. Speeds will automatically reset with your billing cycle.

    It's nothing interesting like fireworks, crazy messages, or AT&T sending you hate mail. Just a speed reduction.

    0.7 Mb/s is still plenty of bandwidth to stream audio (at a bit lower quality).
     
  20. VeryQueasy macrumors newbie

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    I will also be going over the 5 GB limit this month I'm sure. I'm at 3.5 GB since September 28th... I've received the text message before but didn't notice if I was throttled or not. I have a feeling the "streaming" feature of iTunes Match will still work fine.
     
  21. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    What I think kills my usage is streaming podcasts. Especially streaming podcasts while using Waze at the same time.....while streaming the audio to my car stereo via bluetooth. :D
     
  22. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    I found Waze to use a surprising amount of data for what it is. Still an awesome app.

    But any video streaming over LTE will likely be upscaled to 720p. That increases data usage substantially.

    I foresee apps like YouTube including a manual quality selection option in the future.
     
  23. dualmax macrumors newbie

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    I also have the att unlimited data, i went over 5 gig for 2 weeks and they didnt throttle me so you might not get throttled
     
  24. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I love Waze. Use it every day. Today it saved me from coming up on a wreck and being stuck in traffic with no exit available because it routed me around it. I used to not use the navigation for my commute, but after a wreck in the exact same place earlier in the week causing me to be late to work...I'm going to use the navigation every day.
     
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