How much is TOO much? (N*tSha*e)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Biscotti, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Biscotti macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2008
    haha so I'm in a location for the next few days where I dont have internet, so I was going to use NetShare, but I'm not sure how much cellular bandwidth to use. Im at 230 MB since the 1st of October. (I reset on the first of the month).

    anyone think i can watch videos?
    what's the most MB/GB that an iphone user has had in a month?

    I'm using NS now, its awesome! thanks for any replies.
  2. the1payday macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    Amarillo, TX
    #2 should be able to use as much data as you want since your iPhone has an "unlimited" data plan from AT&T.

    (Disclaimer: AT&T's "unlimited" data plan is, in fact, total bull **** and has a 5GB cap, which is far from unlimited.)
  3. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    5Gb max per month. stay under 3 and I think you'll be fine
  4. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    If you can seriously manage to use 5GB of data on an iphone each month, you need some serious help, and some time away from the phone. I'd hardly call a 5GB per month cap "total bull****" or "far from unlimited". Unlimited, no, but really?
  5. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    isn't it a soft cap? I thought you could hit the limit, get a slap on the hand, and just don't do it anymore.
  6. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006

    i believe that there have been some comments to this effect, yes.
  7. Biscotti thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2008
    hey thanks guys! I didnt know about the 5GB per month. I think im going to go Download a few movies :D
  8. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    He wasn't talking about iPhone internet, but using NetShare to tether the phone to a full computer. Which in that case, you should worry more about the fact that tethering is against AT&T's terms of service than overall bandwidth. If your bandwidth usage suddenly shoots up above like 1GB in a week, AT&T could start looking in their logs to see what you've been doing. Like, for example, streaming videos that aren't supported on the iPhone.
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    There is no cap on the iPhone data plans nor other non-tethering smartphone plans, but therein lies the rub. If you're using 250Mb in a month on average and then suddenly in one month spike to a gigabyte or more of usage, I wouldn't be surprised if that were to set off red flags that something has changed.
  10. Biscotti thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2008
    yeah, I just realized that. i guess 850 MB 1 month, and 3GB another month is a huge difference. BTW I was kidding about downloading Movies. haha

    When I watch shows on my iphone at, those shows are usually between 30-50 MB per show. theoretically I could be watching a lot of anime.
  11. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
  12. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
    That's what I was trying to figure out.
  13. philskillz macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2008
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    I think I'm going to tether and sling box now.

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