How much data do you use monthly?

thesk1llerz

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Apr 15, 2010
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The title sayes it all how much data do you use monthly and what plan are you signed up for? And what you use data for? Im curious because I'm ready to upgrade soon and would like to have some examples not just the AT&T calculator
Thanks for replies in advance
- sk1llz
P.S. just a very rough estimate is fine no need for details unless you want to
 

film major

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Mar 24, 2008
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200 mb on AT&T. I have wifi at work and at home so I have never gone over that. I have come very close but never over it.
 

derickdub

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Mar 13, 2011
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~1.5GB. Mostly email/web, very little music streaming, and never any video streaming. I never have wifi enabled because it will override 3G even if the signal or connection speed is weak, which amounts to higher than average data use I'm sure. I've also noticed that since switching to iOS5 my data use is higher (used to be in the ~1GB range). Most likely due to iCloud.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
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On average, 100-150MB. 90% of the time I am on WiFi; not that it matters much because I have the AT&T unlimited plan.:p
 

chakraj

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Feb 6, 2008
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No video, I only stream pandora at they gym and when I am skating on the weekends. Mostly just apps, and light web browsing,, and shopping and I do between 2 and 3.5 gigs a month on the 4s on the 4 I was only doing about 1.8 gigs a month.

That's why I think the current charges for data are highway robbery, now once we have 4g like the modern phones have then we will go through 2 gigs a day.
 

lordofthereef

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Nov 29, 2011
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That's why I think the current charges for data are highway robbery, now once we have 4g like the modern phones have then we will go through 2 gigs a day.
This is faulty logic. Unless you actually increase the amount of browsing you do, you will not be increasing your data consumption.
 

chakraj

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Actually in my case it is not faulty. I have a sling box and the data in SoCal is bad so it just chops and chops. That combined with the tiny screen make for a bad watching setup. I could take the tiny screen if it would run smoothly. So for me I will use more data when their is better speed.
 

thatoneguy82

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Jul 23, 2008
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On average, I only used about 1GB and that's with streaming audio through PandoraOne (not video). But now with the 4S, I've been using Spotify and iTunes Match and the occasional Netflix video. All are data hungry. By no means do limit myself, but it's either I don't stay without WiFi or done using the app. My plan is 4GB with tether option through AT&T, I use about 1.5GB. I needed to let go of my "unlimited" since there hasn't been a point where I've gone over 4GB. And the allowed, built-in tethering is a lot better.
 

lordofthereef

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Actually in my case it is not faulty. I have a sling box and the data in SoCal is bad so it just chops and chops. That combined with the tiny screen make for a bad watching setup. I could take the tiny screen if it would run smoothly. So for me I will use more data when their is better speed.
Ok, you are limited by a congested network then... I think you know very well what I meant. When the masses get on LTE, data consumption isn't magically going to go up. For the vast amount of people streaming works fine on 3G. It will works equally fine on LTE. Make sense?
 

chakraj

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Yes, and I agree my 2 gig a day was high. But I think you also have to take into consideration that as we move into a 4g data structure the apps will take advantage of that and we will get more innovation that will use more bandwidth.


However yes, if we had 4g right now today and we used the same apps with the same browsing habits then yes our data would stay the same.
 

lordofthereef

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Nov 29, 2011
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Yes, and I agree my 2 gig a day was high. But I think you also have to take into consideration that as we move into a 4g data structure the apps will take advantage of that and we will get more innovation that will use more bandwidth.


However yes, if we had 4g right now today and we used the same apps with the same browsing habits then yes our data would stay the same.
I'd be willing to bet that the current prices and caps on data won't be permanent. Verizon is currently offering twice (4gb versus 2gg) the data for their $30 plan.
 

esploded

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Jul 3, 2011
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I need some help on this topic.

I don't understand what is using up so much of my data.
In five days, I've used up 200mb, with no audio or video streaming.

I've accidentally downloaded 2 apps on 3G, but that would be under 25mb.
I've seen maybe 100 web pages, all accounting for 20mb tops.

Can anyone help me?
 

Lc*

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Jan 3, 2011
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750GB Limit.. I know this month ive come close because my WiFi bill didt go through so it got cut off.. EVERYTHING was going through my iPhone :p

O2 kindly text warning me I was over 80% of my data allowance which I have NEVER hit since i got my iPhone 4 the week it came out :)
 

thesk1llerz

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Apr 15, 2010
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750GB Limit.. I know this month ive come close because my WiFi bill didt go through so it got cut off.. EVERYTHING was going through my iPhone :p

O2 kindly text warning me I was over 80% of my data allowance which I have NEVER hit since i got my iPhone 4 the week it came out :)
Did you by an chance mean MB or does unlimited cap out at 750 GB:confused::confused:

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I need some help on this topic.

I don't understand what is using up so much of my data.
In five days, I've used up 200mb, with no audio or video streaming.

I've accidentally downloaded 2 apps on 3G, but that would be under 25mb.
I've seen maybe 100 web pages, all accounting for 20mb tops.

Can anyone help me?
As I have done some research on this matter my best guess would be a app constantly updating in the background (mail or weather for example) some games need to be connected to the Internet to function as well these are the only to reasons I can think of hope this helps
 

joshwithachance

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Dec 11, 2009
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500MB is the average amount I use. I've used 300MB in some months and 1GB in another, but they average out to about 500MB.
 

Almy

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Sep 27, 2008
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I use about 1.5gig each month. No streaming or videos but LOTS of web browsing. I do a lot of surfing at work where there is no wifi but always have wifi at the house.
 
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