Oh man this is gonna be hard...

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  1. App Downloader macrumors member

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    My mom forces me to use this super slow 2G card on my brand new iPhone 4S. It gives me 20 megabytes (that ain't a typo) Come on, seriously? I need to save like crazy now, and I have to find ways to save data. Please help me!!
     
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  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Dude I feel so sorry for you !

    And there's me thinking 1gb is just enough for my usage.

    I suppose you can latch on to your home broadband if you have it and free wifi zones.
     
  5. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    More like what CENTURY!
     
  6. techguy20 macrumors 6502

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    There are a few apps in the AppStore that monitor your data usage and will send you a popup notification when you reach a certain threshold. Definitely check them out.

    Also, is that a grandfathered plan, or a prepaid? For $20 per month, you can get 300MB. And if you upgrade your SIM, you should be able to get 3G service.
     
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  8. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

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    Do a few things:

    First, be sure to connect to Wifi ANYWHERE you can. This will minimize data usage.

    Second, just don't browse the web or do anything besides calling/texting when you are NOT on Wifi.

    Third, Get the app dataman (free) which will tell you exactly how much data you've been using. It's a legitimate iTunes app.

    Good luck.
     
  9. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows Phone OS 7.5; Trident/5.0; IEMobile/9.0; HTC; TITAN X310e))

    If you only have 20 megabytes, you may as well turn 3g data completely off. It'd be far too easy to go over it on such a device. :(
     
  10. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    I feel sorry for you :(

    Btw: The title deserves a GIGGITY! :D
     
  11. techguy20 macrumors 6502

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    Especially on HSPA+. 20MB would be gone by the time you get into settings and disable it! :D
     
  12. sviato macrumors 68020

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    This. If you can't afford to use an iPhone, then don't get an iPhone
     
  13. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Haha only 20MB?! Better make sure you are connected to wifi if it's available.
     
  14. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    20MB? ... I believe that may not be a typo ... the thread I find hard to believe
     
  15. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    If you can afford $6 a month you can upgrade to 50MB :eek:
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    First decide if monitoring a piddly 20mb of usage is worth the headache. Next, once you have concluded that it obviously is NOT, just turn of mobile data and use wifi only. iPod touch with phone capabilities.
     
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  18. windgineer macrumors newbie

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    Mom Force

    I guess I do not understand how your mom can force you? We are the results of our choices. I genuinely intend to be helpful with my comment to you. I think you will enjoy life more when you begin to see that you can choose what you have or have what you choose to be happy.
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I assume his mom pays the bill.
     
  20. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like its a phone activated on PagePlus. 1200 min 1200 txt and I think it only has like 20mb... (could be tmobile reseller too?)

    I am pretty sure that in a month your phone will send idle data of more than 20mb.

    Folks that have tried this have not been happy. Smart phones are not made for no / really low data plans.

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    If he can't afford a data plan, I doubt he can afford a plane

    :D
     
  21. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    Your mom forces you? You mean she's paying your contract, right? Anyway, if you make sure you only have mobile sites bookmarked, and cut the twitter and facebook crap and whatnot a bit, and use wifi where possible, 20MB might just last halfway through the month.
     
  22. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Here in New Zealand all the carriers offer Facebook for free, so it doesn't count towards your data. I guess you could at least use Facebook, then :eek: (but you don't get any pictures!)
     
  23. SoIsays macrumors regular

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    You're in New Zealand? What do you think of the Kim Dotcom mess? Is his wife hot? :D
     
  24. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    i am paying per megabyte and have it nearly always off unless there's an emergency :D
     
  25. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    I don't even understand why a 20MB plan would even exist.
     

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