The truth about the at&t 65% and 98% data usage statistic

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tac22, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. tac22 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Everybody is saying
    At&t says 65% of users use under 200mb a month and 98% under 2gb

    But if you look at the fine print, they say on average they use under 200mb a month

    So lets look at this closer
    -----MB Old$ new$
    month 1 212 30 30
    month 2 080 30 15
    month 3 225 30 30
    month 4 215 30 30
    month 5 080 30 15
    month 6 225 30 30
    average 172 30 25

    Same can be done with the 2gb plan

    Okay... now i do actually like the new plans... sorta, i like the options, but i just think people are skimming over the fact the this is an average statistic, your not paying what your average usage is, you are paying your monthly usage.
  2. jshort macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009

    The actual smoke and mirrors trick they used was the word "smartphone" when they said 98% use less than 2GB. In whatever previous statement he made he said IPHONE. Now.. we all know the iPhone is a data hog so I believe that if throw in every other smartphone they sell it makes their case look a little better. Anybody else pick up on that?
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    This is merely AT&T trying to stop netflix/elgato/skype/free txt apps/hulu and whoever else wants to use ATTs network to deliver content without giving ATT any of the revenue. The majority of users probably don't use that much data , and AT&T makes sure it's 'gunna' stay that way no matter what whiz-bang revolutionary apps come out.
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    The 2 iPhones my family has don't even come to 1GB a month combined. My wife hasn't gone over 145MB/month and my daughter hasn't gone over 500MB/month in the past 6 months.

    By adjusting my plans, we will save enough so I can get one and only have our monthly bill go up by $5/month. I'm liking these new plans.
  5. schwell macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2009
    Well the new plans are for all their smartphones not just the iPhone.

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