LTE Data USAGE, we told you so!

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  1. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    Phones just got released today and already 3 threads on mysterious data usage increases?

    Coincidence?

    Anyone regret not keeping Unlimited data?
     
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  3. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a

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    zero regrets.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    People are just looking things up more often. You can do things faster, so naturally will do more. I rarely use to search on my phone, but with speeds as fast as my home network the desire to pull out a laptop has declined. 200 mb is 200mb no matter the speed
     
  5. Jspring86 Suspended

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    I'm really appreciating that I paid $800 for my phone to keep unlimited data right now.
     
  6. ixodes macrumors 601

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    This is a good eye opener for those residing behind the walls of Apples Garden. Not having an LTE phone till now, they're just getting a taste of what many of us multi-platform users have enjoyed for months.

    I've had a few lines with unlimited data & kept them. Now with at least two of my LTE phones active at all times, my unlimited data plan is golden.

    While I cannot explain why, I'm very lucky to use well over the "Limit" as I haven't been throttled. Ever :)

    Not to say it won't happen, but so far, so good !

    Thanks AT&T :)
     
  7. jbromer macrumors 6502a

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    This
     
  8. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Unlimited for me

    They can throttle me all they want as long as my bill stays the same
     
  9. ihatephish macrumors regular

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    Why? I paid $299 and kept my unlimited data plan.
     
  10. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    Yup all those who kept saying "you're data usage won't go up just because LTE is faster. Downloading emails and webpages uses the same amount of data!"

    They neglected the fact that since you're data speeds are much faster, you will do more things with that data. Have fun with the overages.
     
  11. Goldielocks19 macrumors member

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    You don't use your home network wifi? Just curious cause you mentioned your laptop.
     
  12. PhoenixMac, Sep 21, 2012
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    Same except I paid 432(after taxes for a 64gb) + 25(activation fee) + 240(spread over 2 years at $10 a month) -$240 for selling old phone, for a grand total of $457!
     
  13. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    I actually returned my subsidized phone and I'm going to go buy a full price phone. Cannot get rid of the unlimited data. I'll sell my old iPhone 4 to get a somewhat subsidized price. Haha. :)
     
  14. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Holy insecurity-complex-requiring-justification-for-the-keeping-of-their-unlimited-data-plans Batman!!
     
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  16. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I don't think they will reverse the change if you already gave up the plan. Will they?
     
  17. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    LoL, ATT in DFW is stupid fast. on unlimited.
     

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  18. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Keep doing speed test and you will get warning text from AT&T:D
     
  19. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    It's going to level off. People are naturally spending a lot of time on their shiny new toys.

    Having said that, I will cling to my unlimited data until they pummel me with sticks.
     
  20. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. It's already reversed back to unlimited on my account. I think Verizon gives 14 days for returns.
     
  21. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    I had unlimited and never went over 2GB, with the Verizon shared plan I save $40 a month and have 6GB a month to play with
     
  22. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Good for you but for people who have just one line and use lots of data are better off with Unlimited
     
  23. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    For the majority of us who do save with shared plan, we say "good for you"
     
  24. oneprouddaddy macrumors member

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    That's not good, that being said I'm unlimited on Sprint but I pay a coverage price when I travel to rural areas with limited coverage but no roaming fees so I guess it's a push.
     
  25. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    I am sorry that you got brainwashed and tricked into the shared anything plan


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