MyWi = how much data usage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nrwrit3r, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

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    For those of you that have tethered your phones to the computers using mywi after jbing your iphones...

    If I have access to wifi at school, and would only use the tethering when not on campus, would I approach the 2gb data usage much?

    People who use mywi often, do you find that you were approaching above 2gb/month quite often?

    I know you can't give exact usage rates since it's different for all, but still an estimate would be nice.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I couldn't even begin to estimate this. I've used 100 MB total one month and 5 GB the next. It really depends on too many factors.
     
  3. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Theres is a way with a 2g phone to get yourself grandfathered into unlimited. I would suggest doing this if you plan on using mywi.
    I dont use it much but when I jailbroke my 3gs and then used itmy usage went up a fair amount.
    It has some real applications, but the battery drain kept me from using it a lot.
    Cheers and goodluck!

    Edited and found that thread for you:
    know its a lot of pages but if you interested i would consider reading the entire thing
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=960093&page=7
     
  4. teezee09 macrumors member

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    I dropped my home wireless for a couple of months while prepping for a move. Just used wireless at work/school during the day and tried to get most of my large downloads done there, but using mywi at home for two months I racked up 4 and 5 gbs of data. I would not suggest it with one of the limited plans, and would suggest looking into finding a way to get yourself grandfathered in to unlimited like Benji222 mentioned.
     
  5. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    I use MyWi and would not recommend it unless you had an unlimited data plan. I go through about 8GB a month. Videos add up quick!
     

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