[Poll] How much data do you consume?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chrf097, May 15, 2012.

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How much data do you use?

  1. Less than .5GB

    20 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. .5GB - 1GB

    27 vote(s)
    22.0%
  3. 1GB - 2GB

    27 vote(s)
    22.0%
  4. 2GB - 4GB

    30 vote(s)
    24.4%
  5. 4 - 6GB

    6 vote(s)
    4.9%
  6. I use over 6GB

    13 vote(s)
    10.6%
  1. chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

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    #1
    I didn't actually see any topic here about how much data people usually use (if there is one, Wasteland this one and link me to it)

    So, how much data do you guys use on your phones. (NOT your data plan, just how much you usually use).

    I use around 1GB average. Sometimes it's less sometimes it's more.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #2
    To be honest, I have never once looked at either my iPhone or my iPad's data usage

    I just use it for what I need and let it roll

    I gave up my unlimited on my iPhone and took a tether plan on AT&T
    But I still have my unlimited on my iPad

    I have no idea
     
  3. chrf097 thread starter macrumors 68040

    chrf097

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    #3
    I wish my iPhone had unlimited. If it did I would probably shoot beyond 20GB easily.
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #4
    I use about 400MB a month of my 500MB allowance.
     
  5. MasterTick macrumors 6502

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    #5
    FYI, a quick way to see how much data you use is dial *data# in the phone dialer, and it will send you an SMS with your usage
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #6
    Not likely being throttled
     
  7. chrf097 thread starter macrumors 68040

    chrf097

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    #7
    They way Verizon works, maybe not as soon as others.

    Verizon does throttle it's top 5% of data users, but they only do it during times when the network is congested, vs. just flat out throttling users.
     
  8. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    #8
    I generally use less than 200mb on my unlimited iPhone plan with AT&T. I've never used cellular data yet on my LTE iPad and treat it like a wifi only iPad. I'm almost always on wifi which is why my data usage is so low.
     
  9. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

    MaxBurn

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    #9
    This will be an interesting poll. I am at the low end of the spectrum because I am on prepaid and because I have horrible service at my home and I can only use data when I'm out.
     
  10. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

    Matthew9559

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    #10
    It varies, usually between less than 1 GB to less than 1.5 GB.
     
  11. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    #11
    Depends on the month (i.e. if I'm traveling), but usually about 1GB a month.
     
  12. mushtama macrumors member

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    #12
    I have a 1GB cap on my data and use around 600MB each month. I'm either at home or at university majority of the time so I'm usually on wifi. Only use data when I'm on the bus/train/at work/wifi dies etc.
     
  13. chrf097, May 15, 2012
    Last edited: May 15, 2012

    chrf097 thread starter macrumors 68040

    chrf097

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    #13
    I will say I'm surprised. I was expecting the 2 - 4GB and the 4 - 6GB to be neck in neck but looks like most of you guys ≤1GB
     
  14. BustedVisaCard macrumors newbie

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    I'm not 100% sure but it's between 4-7 GB a month.

    I use about 50-80 GB a month off my home network. So far on my AT&T 4G Usb Aircard, I've used about 25 GB in the last two weeks. Streaming Netflix, radio, web surfing.

    But if we talking just straight Verizon - iPhone then I use about 2-3GB a month (Unlimited data)
     
  15. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #15
    I have a 500 MB plan and have exceeded it twice since getting my iPhone in November. Both cases were special; one was when I was away from home for a couple of weeks (I put on a bigger plan for the month) and another I can't confidently explain (although I have a suspicion); a friend sent me a link to a 10-hour YouTube video which I promptly closed, but I suspect that the phone decided to download the file in the background even though I'd closed the YouTube app :mad:
     
  16. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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  17. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

    Leet Apple

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    #17
    i have the 6GB plan, so i used 2-4 GBs due to Netflix, and Youtube and a abit of WSHH
     
  18. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    Use about 4GB total. 3.5 on wifi and 500 MB on my data plan (unlimited)
     
  19. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    #19
    ever since i got spotify, my data would go over 4 gigs easily. i had to make a lot of playlists available offline in order to avoid throttling because i'd get a warning text from at&t.
     
  20. matttye macrumors 601

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    #20
    I have a 500MB plan and never go over..usually on wifi.

    On my iPad I have a 10GB plan but probably only use 1GB?
     
  21. Hastings101 macrumors 68010

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    #21
    I tend to use less than 1GB a month. That's with a couple of hours of sending e-mails, streaming videos, browsing the web etc. every day in a place that doesn't have WiFi.

    I have "unlimited" data with AT&T lol. Even though I don't use anywhere near the actual limit of 2 - 3GB I'm too stubborn to abandon the unlimited plan.
     
  22. Mr dj mo macrumors member

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    #22
    I use well over 10gb a month with spotify,youtube,internet radio and browsing luckily I live in the UK and get a full unlimited add on for £3 lol :):cool:
     
  23. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    #23
    I only get 500MB, but as I have Wi-Fi at home and work, I rarely go over 100MB.
     
  24. twysta macrumors newbie

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    #24
    Total mobile data received is 13.6GB, never reset.

    I've had my iPhone 4S since early November, so 13.6 / 6 = 2.26GB

    On average I use 2.26GB per month.
     
  25. chokem macrumors 6502

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    #25
    I always come in at under my 3GB limit. But my oldest son likes to stream YouTube vids while not on wifi, so he uses 5-6GB per month. He pays the extra $10/GB so I can't get on him too much.
     

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