The 200mb data plan? Survival?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JoeG4, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. JoeG4 macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
  2. Phat^Trance macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2009
    lol 200mb wont get you anything :)

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


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
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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

    Jul 12, 2010
    Yes if you're on wifi most of the time.
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Depends how heavily you use your device.
    I could live with it, as I hardly ever use data on 3G.
  7. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    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


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
    A lot of the places I go have WiFi, so I survive on 200mb. Very easy to go over though.
  10. gh0001 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    i am not a heavy user and I use 400-700MB/month. i mostly do email, web browsing.
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    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


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    200 is what I use in a month to check mail.
  13. JoeG4 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
    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

    Mar 26, 2008
    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.
  15. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    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


    Oct 31, 2008
    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

    Apr 20, 2010
    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

    Feb 27, 2009
    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


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    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

    Jan 10, 2010
    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


    Jan 4, 2009
    I have 250MB and I haven't gone over it at all yet.
  22. nelly29 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2010
    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

    Jun 30, 2008
    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

    Sep 9, 2009
    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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