How much data do you use?

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  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at iPhone plans and it looks like there are 1GB and 2GB plans available. Just wondering how much data most people use. Seems like I would go through 1GB quite fast.
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I've rarely gone over 1GB but have never even come close to 2GB. I would characterize myself as a moderate data user. I only use it extensively when I'm trapped on a bus to Boston which is 5 hours there and back.

    In the U.S. there is currently no choice except an unlimited plan, but I'd probably pick the 2GB if it was available here.
     
  3. AAPLaday Guest

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    Do you have the option up change the data package once you find out its not enough or are you locked into the same amount? If you can change it then i would start with the 1GB option and see how it fares
     
  4. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    You get 2 months with rogers to determine if the data plan you have selected is enough. Rogers has access to your monthly online usage on their online billing system now too.


     
  5. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, the only way I see anyone going over 1GB a month, unless they tether, is if they are jailbroken and watch/download high quality Youtube through MxTube/use 3G un-restictor. That's what I do, and I'm still only around 1GB a month. Web browsing itself takes next to no bandwidth.
     
  6. Oliver.m macrumors regular

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    I'd consider myself to be a moderate user but i rarely go over 500mb.

    I suppose when i'm at home it is all wifi though so that must take a lot of data.
     
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    Ok thats thats good news. OP start with the 1GB and see how it goes
     
  8. bstpierre macrumors 6502

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    My usage for Cellular Network Data is listed as 142 MB Sent, 852 MB Received. Last Reset: 12/4/07

    So that is 994 total MB in 22 months.

    I do have wifi at home and very poor signal at work so that could account for the low numbers.
     
  9. modit macrumors 6502

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    I used to do 5.8GB a month of 4-5 months :eek:. I did have Rogers 6GB Data plan and I used it for daily BBC podcasts, YouTube every 2nd day (watched an entire FMA movie one weekend) but that's when I was a High School student without a life :p.

    Now with 3gUnrestrictor (WiFi quality YouTube over 3G), I use about 1.2GB a month. I'm now part of normal working society :).

    If you just want to check email and sites regularly, you can get the 1GB plan and watch YouTube on WiFi. Otherwise, 2GB is usually more then enough. :D
     
  10. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    1GB is safe for MOST people.
    I use mine heavily and have never gone over.
     
  11. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    On a monthly basis, I average just under 1GB....all in the 850-900MB range. Thats with alot of MLB@BAT app useage over 3G, and a ton of Sirius Radio and Simplify Media.

    Once baseball is over, my numbers should go down!
     
  12. tryppy macrumors member

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    5-6 Gigs a month

    Currently I'm averaging aroung 5 - 6 gigs a month. I always watch to make sure I don't go over.

    If you're wondering how that's even possible every month... purchase a Slingbox. Live TV on your iphone anywhere you are. While I'm not a huge tv watcher, while I'm at work there's always something on to pass the time.

    Plus.. it's HOCKEY season! :D
     
  13. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    my usage has tripled since Oct 1.

    my billing cylce stops today, I am at 8.9G
    lace them up and drop the puck. I am betting I will be going over 10G next month.
    I must look into the sling box, right now.
     
  14. byulasfjazz macrumors regular

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    Didn't know there were 1G and 2G plans..

    Looking at my ATT data usage... i average 3-5Gs a month.. I use my like every 10 min... never been charged extra for it..

    interesting

    you have got me thinking now..
     
  15. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Apparently I use much less data than I think I do, because I got my iPhone in August '08 and I've used a grand total of 3.6GB in about 14 months, which figures to be about 0.26GB/266MB a month. I've never reset my data counters either. I'd be way better off if AT&T offered 1GB a month for cheaper than $30 because I think the most data I've used in a month is around 800MB.
     
  16. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I have the 500mb a month. Thats more then enough. I started off with 6gb and dropped because I realized the only way you use more then 500 is if you youtube it up, or stream other music/video.

    Keep in mind though that if you switch from a value pack to a different value pack they start the data term over. :(
     
  17. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Wow...you guys honestly go through 10GBs a month? That's just wrong! Buy a router asap! Side note I've gone through like 40GBs a month on my cable modem haha....
     
  18. tryppy macrumors member

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    ¿?¿? How is that "wrong!"? Streaming live tv, audio , radio, video is what this device is capable of. 6gig data plan is barely enough for users who actually use all features of the phone. Trust me, the 6 gigs comes in handy when you're streaming live sports games on your phone while sitting at the office or on the bus. Streaming radio all day also has a large impact on this.

    Obviously you don't use your phone to the fullest extent and there's nothing wrong with that. I'd say the same for your cable modem if you're only capping 40gigs a month.

    :D

    "there's nothing wrong with users who use their allotted bandwidth" :cool:
     
  19. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

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    How are you watching NHL games on the iPhone? Is there an app out similar to MLB at Bat 09?
     
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  21. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I don't believe that....
     
  22. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I rarely even hit 200MB per month, let alone 2GB per month (or day). Then again, I'm around WI-FI most of the day during the week.
     
  23. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I've sent 86.5 MB and received 1.3 GB since June 19.
     
  24. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    ++
    I've been hoping for an app like this.
     
  25. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    ditto.
    Of course the way my teams been playing so far, not sure if I want to ;)
     

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