POLL: how much data do you use & did you get the att threat to stop tethering

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by golgo1313, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. golgo1313, Mar 18, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011

    golgo1313 macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2008
    Claremont, CA
    hi all,

    i'm just curious to know what are the people's typical usage of data per month and whether or not they got the att "stop tethering for free" text.

    iphone4 4.2.1 jailbroken
    occasional mywi use
    ~350 MB/month
    unlimited data plan (grandfathered)

    no text
  2. QuarterSwede, Mar 18, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011

    QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    iPhone 4 4.3 Jailbroken
    Personal Hotspot (TetherMe) used only for testing (ie. not much)
    Unlimited Data Plan (grandfathered)

    No text

    *BTW, mb != MB
  3. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    iPhone 4.2.6 jailbroken
    Tether only when home internet sucks or during computer class to get around school blocks. ;)
    ~986MB since Feburary 10th
    No text since I'm on Verizon :rolleyes:
  4. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    I don't use much data. About 300-400 MB a month.
  5. jplusc macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    iPhone 4 4.2.1
    Use TehterMe sometimes (I would consider it light usage)
    Over the last couple of years I have only exceeded 2GB once (it was 2.7GB)
    My average usage is around 1.5GB
    I am grandfathered on unlimited
    No text/Email
  6. bt1988, Mar 18, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011

    bt1988 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007
    iPhone 4.2.1


    Light usage, just with my iPad 2, now.

    Most ever was 2GB, which was probably this past month. Normally between 500MB To 1GB.

    Grandfathered unlimited

    No text/email
  7. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Since I got the original iPhone in early 2008, I've had Edge in my area so usage was almost nil. But in December 2010, AT&T finally turned on 3G in my area. The spike in usage for me in the last two months was primarily from streaming Pandora radio.

    Not JB. iOS 4.3. iPhone 3GS. Never got the tethering text.

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  8. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    The most I have used recently is 1.3GB.

    I moved to the official tethering plan before they sent any threatening texts. If I'm always under 2GB, I don't care about stepping down to 4GB.

    Now...something I have noticed since moving to the official AT&T tethering plan is that Bluetooth tethering works correctly, and I no longer get the fatal errors when tethering with USB and a dock. With jailbreak and MyWi, I never could get Bluetooth to work correctly, and I'd get fatal errors several times when trying to use USB and a dock.

    I also found that the new AT&T feature that allows free voice calls to all mobile devices regardless of carrier has allowed me to step down quite a bit on the voice minutes.

    So it's basically a wash as far as the billing goes.
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    iPhone 4 4.3
    Not Jailbroken
    4.5ish GB a month.

    No text or email
  10. Los macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2010
    Well I am jailbroken and decided to check my usage for this month and somehow I managed to get near 9 GBs. I have no idea how I even managed to get that. Strangely though, I haven't received the text message at all.
  11. Jtony macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    16g to 22g

    I watch netflix on my iPhone mostly , sometimes on iPad with teether and use business software quickbooks online with my lap top, Maybe I am hogging more than my share of bandwidth , I don't feel bad I pay for 7 phones my
    Bill is over 400.00 a month

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