iPhone Data Usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by abz786, May 22, 2009.


Is 6GB/$30 of data worth it with the iphone?

  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
  3. Hellz No

    12 vote(s)
  1. abz786 macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    Okay guys, here is a question to you all.

    How much data do you guys use on an average month?

    Here in canada and my self personally i haven't exceeded 1GB.
    Boygeniousreports has a rumor that Rogers will bring back the promo "6gb/$30" data package. They had first realized this when the iPhone3G came out.

    What do you guys think? 6GB enough for a user for one month with the iPhone 3G, even if Apple brings out a 3rd gen iphone?

    Give your thoughts.
  2. instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    Ha, I use the internet everyday and I never went over o2's 200mb fair use. Now I'm on t-mobile uk with a 1GB cap, not going to come anywhere near it . . .

    I don't stream anything though. Just browsing, email, twitter, facebook, IM.
  3. genii macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2009
    Am also on o2, have never been called up on data charges even though i sometimes tether my iphone and it only costs me £7.50 a month for my data.
  4. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    We only get 5GB with at&t and they call that unlimited. I'd say it isn't too bad.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I can't say if its a good deal, too expensive or too small of a quota? I think I'm a fairly normal user, and I don't even come close to a gigabyte at the end of the month. A couple of hundred meg maybe if I use it very heavy, usually its around a 100 meg for me.
  6. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    i burn a few gigs every month with mlb at bat 2009 alone.... but i drive in my car listening to baseball a lot.
  7. drakeshipway macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2008
    Oakville, Ontario
    I'm on Rogers, and I have the 6GB/$30
    Bad idea on my behalf. I use about 200-400MB a month on average.
  8. anfield11 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    I have the 6GB with Rogers and have never exceeded 400MB. I use it a lot, but don't download much with it, surf, email, radio etc.

    Keep in mind that that 6GB is only while in Canada. Rogers charge $30/mb while outside N. America! I was in Portugal recently and my son emailed me two songs totaling 15MB. If I had downloaded them to the phone it would have cost $450.00 Can!!!!!!!! Who even comes up with this sh*t
  9. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    I use maybe 200mb a month & my husband about 1G were with at&t, so were good.
  10. fratboy macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2009
    yeah not worth it for me because at my home, my grandparents home, school, work, places i eat ALL have wifi. and i am constanly on it.

    i for one am excited about the lower iphone rate plans comming up. i would prolly get the 500mb option if they had it. i think since i have had my iphone in july i have maybe used 1gb
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You get unlimited data on your iPhone. If you get an Air Card then yes, you get capped at 5 GB.

    To the OP, I would say, it depends on your overall usage. I for one always consume 3 GB of data on my iPhone. Reason? Well, I hooked it up to my TV, so it ends up being my personal mini-netbook with widescreen TV attached. (I also tether from time to time thru my Mac)

    But, if you are sure you are not going to go over 2 GB, then yes, I'd say its fair.
  12. fratboy macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2009
    yeah people have used up to 10GB of data usage with no penalties
  13. JCastro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    I don't know much abour Roger's data plans. So I can't really tell you what my opinion of the best deal is. But, I would consider myself a pretty heavy user and I don't go anywhere near 1GB in a month. I am usually around 200-300MB. I would think that 6GB is more than enough.
  14. Aboo macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    I completely agree. I have the iPhone 3G but recently (unfortunately within 1 month of getting my iphone) was transferred to a location with only EDGE service. I am still paying 30 bucks per month, but my usage is so minimal - at max about 35 mb (and that too only if I make it to a nearby city with 3G service) and usually around 5-6 mb per month. I am really looking forward to the cheaper data plans...
  15. thisisarcadia macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    i use an average 8 GBs a month but i tether a lot via netshare and the new tethering feature in 3.0
  16. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    I don't think 6GB for $30 is worth it, considering I currently get "unlimited" for $30. That said, I would gladly drop down to a 6GB ceiling of they dropped down the price to $20 per month.
  17. newConvert macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2006
    Trying to figure this one out myself when I go for the new iPhone... I'm thinking i'll sign up for it (if offered)... you can always downgrade to a cheaper plan...correct?
  18. gil.minto macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2009
    I'm on O2 Ireland prepay and I've only used 450MB in the 7 months I've had my iPhone. I pay 99c a day for up to 50MB and I've never came close to exceeding that.

    I remember when the 3G as announced, everyone was complaining about O2's crappy data allowances and a few weeks later everyone realised it was more than enough.

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