Outrageous data per month, How?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mpossoff, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I read these outrageous amounts of data people are using in a month. Are most using their unlimited data as their primary internet connection?

    If not how the heck people using 10+GB/month?
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    No wifi?
     
  3. utl768 macrumors 6502

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    i keep wifi off to conserve battery and i watch alot of videos on youtube and stream with itunes match, pandora, espn radio etc....

    ill never pay for a tiered plan because its a gigantic ripoff when u consider how much the carriers actually pay for bandwidth

    u all can be money pawns for att and verizon

    ill never be
     
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I sometimes wonder myself. I consider myself a power user and... well look below.

    I also get out fairly often and use my phone a lot when I'm out.

    Of course, I tend to not do a lot of video watching when out and about... maybe that's why? Most of my usage is limited to web browsing, twitter (including tweeting photos), email, Reddit, etc.
     

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  5. epphllps macrumors 6502

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    No wifi where I live and most wifi networks get disconnected when I turn the screen off, especially the free wifi that requires you to login and accept agreements.
     
  6. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    streaming porn
     
  7. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    Using wifi actually uses less power than using a cellular connection. Just an FYI.
     
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Umm, you DO realize that Wifi uses *less* power than cellular data, right? By an order of magnitude, too.

    Wifi is talking to an access point that is at most a few dozen feet away. Cellular data is talking to a tower that could be a mile away. The latter requires a lot more power!

    Turn your Wifi on, silly. There's absolutely NO reason to turn it off unless you're going on a road trip or something where you KNOW you won't be around any Wifi networks for hours at a time.

     
  9. utl768 macrumors 6502

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    didnt know that

    either way lte is faster then my wifi connection at home so either way im not turning wifi on
     
  10. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    Lte is faster then my wifi so I leave it on 24/7. Gonna hit 3 gb by Friday and that is only 9 days into my cycle.
     
  11. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You're using your cellular data as primary Internet even though you have wifi.

    I'm thinking that most users with what I call outrageous data usage are using their cellular Internet as their primary Internet.
     
  12. utl768 macrumors 6502

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    i use my macbook pro on wifi

    i dont tether its just when i use my phone at home i use lte only
     

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