Peopel who upgraded from 3G/3GS to 4S, has your data use increased dramatically?

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  1. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious if moving to a faster phone with more functions that required data connections has dramatically increased your data usage?

    Right now I don't use much data on my 3G, but wanted to try and estimate if my use may increase dramatically if I go to the 4S.
     
  2. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    I burned through 500mb in 4 days with the 4S...... My normal average data usage is 1.2GB a month with my 4:(
     
  3. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a

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    Are you having phonesex with Siri???? :D
     
  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Mine did, but it was my own fault. Didn't realize just how much data speedtest used. And my plan was prorated when I switched from the 3GS to the 4S, so I didn't have a ton of data left for the month anyways. :) Plus I think you always use your phone more when it's brand new, so I'm not surprised. I expect next month it will be back to normal for me.
     
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  6. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    Yes. I know because of international data roaming charges incurred in the US. I used the same amount of data in 4 days on iOS5 as I did in 18 days in the summer on the previous version, with the same usage more or less. That is a big increase, certainly more than I was expecting. Turning off some of the location services would probably have helped.
     
  7. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Do you add up the Sent and Received section to get total usage?
     
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  9. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    When I upgraded from 3GS to 4 last year, my data usage almost doubled
     
  10. mountainman macrumors member

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    Went from 3GS to 4S, no real change in data usage at all.
     
  11. TheNinjaJedi macrumors regular

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    For those who noticed an increase of data usage; is this because you have a faster phone that can now do more?
     
  12. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    I don't think so because I just did the same kind of things (WhatsApp, email, maps). I did use Siri a lot but only on WiFi. I should have turned off most of the Location Services/System Services I think.
     

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