The 200mb data plan? Survival?

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  1. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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  2. Phat^Trance macrumors regular

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    lol 200mb wont get you anything :)

    i say, minimum 1gb for iphone
     
  3. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    The iPhone is too much of a connected device to do without a substantial amount of bandwidth allowance IMO. (Browsing, social netowrking, downoading content, streaming music and videos, gaming..)
    I'm with Phat on this one. :)
     
  4. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

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    Yes if you're on wifi most of the time.
     
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    Depends how heavily you use your device.
    I could live with it, as I hardly ever use data on 3G.
     
  7. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    I used 80 mb last month, my first month with the iPhone. I had it 2 weeks, so about 40 mb/week. I was terrified of only getting 2gb, but I found I'm on wifi all the time- at home, work, school, my parents' house, my grandparents' house, heck, even some of my friends' houses.
     
  8. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Yeah, it depends a lot. I'm on WiFI most of the time so I don't use that much 3G data.
     
  9. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    A lot of the places I go have WiFi, so I survive on 200mb. Very easy to go over though.
     
  10. gh0001 macrumors member

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    i am not a heavy user and I use 400-700MB/month. i mostly do email, web browsing.
     
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    It is doable ... as people have said here ... WiFi should be your main source of Internet connection.

    500 is almost the Industry min.:cool:
     
  12. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    200 is what I use in a month to check mail.
     
  13. JoeG4 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's what I was afraid of.

    Guess I'll have to see about qualifying for some kinda edu discount on the 2gb plan.
     
  14. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    I do just fine with 200MB a month. I'm mostly on wifi, so I usually don't even use 100MB in a month. I use my iPhone all day, too, so it isn't that I just don't use it much. If you're not on wifi then you will likely need 2GB.
     
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    When I didn't have WiFi, I used to go over all the time. Now that I'm usually on it, I save $15-$30 overage charges. I avg about 4 MB per day (120 MB per month) using the cellular network.

    Check out the apps Data Usage and Data Man. The latter has a lite version which is free.
     
  16. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    I don't know what you do with 1GB but I usually make 200MB a month on my iPhone, and I use it everytime i don't have WiFi

    unless you watch 3 hours of youtube a day without WiFi, you don't really need so much data


    200MB hardly do it on the iPad for mail and some casual/rare browsing, I would maybe tether my iPhone with MyWi to the iPad to get some extra MB's
     
  17. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

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    I think its totally doable.

    For me, I am around WiFi all day, whether it be in my dorm, or class, or in a study area, wifi is around so I just connect to that. I only use data when on the go and usually its simple things like checking a score or email.
     
  18. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're streaming video, 200mb won't work. Period. But if you're just checking email, posting to Facebook and browsing the web some, and also on wifi a lot of the time,200 is plenty. I only have 200, and haven't gone over yet. I am in an edge only area though, so that also makes a difference.
     
  19. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I've got a friend who's going to get a smartphone soon with just the 200 MB of data. She goes to a lot of places with wifi so it shouldn't be a problem. If you're on the go like some all the time you can't make it work.
     
  20. mrkjsn macrumors 6502

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    I only used 180mb last month so yeah, sure it's possible. It really depends on your lifestyle and how much WiFi is around you. I work from home so 98% of the time, I'm home and connected to my WiFi.
     
  21. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    I have 250MB and I haven't gone over it at all yet.
     
  22. nelly29 macrumors member

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    I don't stream video or audio....just surf, email, and apps and never go over 200 mb of 3g data.....I use wifi
    at home
     
  23. yanr macrumors newbie

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    I'd say it depends on your habits. Here at university, I use school wifi when I'm there, and my home wifi when I'm not. Only four or five times a week will I find myself needing the internet without a wifi network available. In the last three weeks I've only used 60MB of cellular data.
     
  24. Weiser878 macrumors regular

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    I used 7GB in September, so I couldn't survive on 200MB.

    I guess you could call me a heavy user. I don't have WiFi at home or work though, and I watch a lot of Netflix

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