Poll - iPhone Monthly Data Usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sndcj1, Jan 27, 2011.

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Monthly Data Usage

Poll closed Feb 6, 2011.
  1. Less than 100 MB

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  2. 100 MB - 200 MB

    5 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. 200 MB - 500 MB

    7 vote(s)
    18.9%
  4. 500 MB - 1000 MB

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  5. 1000 MB - 2000 MB

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  6. More than 2000 MB

    15 vote(s)
    40.5%
  1. sndcj1, Jan 27, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2011

    sndcj1 macrumors member

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    #1
    Now that everyone is (re)introducing unlimited plans, I was just wondering how many people actually benefit from that much data usage.


    P.S. If you don't know your data usage, you can get your current monthly data by CALLING *DATA# (*3282#) on your phone.
     
  2. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    i stream a lot of music/video..mostly pandora..i have a car deck that plugs to my iphone 4 and i use that as my radio/everything else..

    data is my everything..my roll over mins are about 1000+ and i dont pay for text...if there was a ipod touch with 3G/4G 30$ unlimited data i will be ok with that:)
     
  3. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

    shakeman0

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    #3
    I stay under 200MB. I don't really watch my data use and am on the web all the time, but I don't stream video or music while on the go.
     
  4. Zepaw macrumors 65816

    Zepaw

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    Location:
    MN
    #4
    I love me some Pandora and podcast downloading. I break 2GB without trying.
     
  5. cheesemonster24 macrumors newbie

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    #5
    When Netflix was released for the iPhone, my data usage went from about 400mb to nearly 4gb a month.
     
  6. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    Dec 22, 2009
    #6
    I'm trying to estimate my data usage if I were to go back to AT&T with the 2GB plan. I am on WIFI at home, but use 3G at work, in the car, and when traveling. Specifically, I surf the web a great deal, which I know doesn't use a lot of data. But I do stream audio from Pandora and Mog for about 1-2 hours per day. Do you guys think I'd be okay with the 2GB plan?
     
  7. Zepaw macrumors 65816

    Zepaw

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    #7
    Odds are you would be okay. Probably best to find somewhere how much data a couple hours of Pandora would add up to.
     
  8. sndcj1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Location:
    Chicago
    #8
    From http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/06/pandora-iphone.html
    "Pop & Hiss conducted a test run of an hour of continuous music streaming on the default sound-quality setting with Pandora on the iPhone. (Flipping on high-quality streaming doesn't make a huge difference in bandwidth consumption.) It weighed in at just under 16 megabytes."

    So, 16(per hour)*2(hours per day)*30(days per month)= less than a gig, so you "should" be fine.
     
  9. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    Thanks! I guess at worst case and I did go over, I pay another $10 for an additional gig and it's still only $5 more than if I was on Unlimited. I wish AT&T would give you blocks of 2gb for $10 instead of 1gb. I mean, the whole point of having the tiered caps was to deter those that are abusing their unlimited data with 10+gb/mo.

    Actually, this would be much better IMO:

    $25/mo for 2gb (should be lower, but I know they think 98% of users never use more than this)

    $35/mo for 5gb (5gb is still not going to take down their network and they are getting another $10/mo out of you)

    I'm hoping that the Verizon iPhone does more than just entice AT&T to give unlimited back to previous subscribers who had it. I'm hoping it will force AT&T to re-think their tiered plans altogether.
     

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