These new data plans could be a real issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Snowman3459, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    If your like me, $30 a month can get a little tedious sometimes. I was thinking about reducing all the way down to $15 a month until I looked at my data usage...

    Honestly, I don't know what I do to rack up this much data but in February I used over 600 MB, and in the following months I average about 300 MB.

    Like I said this bill can get a little ridiculous sometimes and $15 off would be great, but not enough data. $25 a month is probably the most ridiculous idea, 2GB's? When $5 more is unlimited?

    Anyways, should I just stick with unlimited?
     
  2. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    If you can afford an iPhone, you won't miss $60/year. Keep unlimited.
     
  3. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    You're so far under 2gb that unless you plan on tethering, $25 a month will save you $60 a year. worth it to "upgrade" to 2gb plan.

    edit: I forgot. The only way to tether un-JB is to go to the 2gb plan. moot point...
     
  4. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    I did. But only because I burn through a little over a gig every month. The new prices are a real deal if you have two or more iPhones on a family plan and one or more of the users isn't a heavy user. My wife and I could stand to save $15 per month.
     
  5. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    For most. But the OP said it can be tedious for him to pay $30/mo.
     
  6. motodroid macrumors newbie

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    tethering? you can do that on an iphone?
     
  7. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    In that case, go to 2GB or even 200MB. I am still debating about this, since I will likely be around wifi all day, except when I go out, but that might be where i want to use it the most.
     
  8. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    it is 15x12 = 180 per year savings if you go to $15

    but you are right no one is going to save $5 by downgrading from unlimited ($30) to 2Gb ($25)

    i am already downgraded to $15 data plan just the day before pre-order frenzy went :rolleyes: ...
     
  9. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    $15 data plan

    is one of the reason i think lots of new customers ordering iPhone 4 - IMHO
     
  10. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Yes. It's coming with iOS4. I think the price will be $20/mo. Dunno if it will be available launch day, though.
     
  11. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Ya. And the good thing is that you can track your 3G data usage daily, and even hourly most of the time.
     
  12. OneHit89 macrumors member

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    I used over 4 GB's of data for 3 months in a row, and I still have no clue what I do so data intensive, I dont tether, dont use any crazy data intensive apps :rolleyes:
     
  13. tikitommy macrumors regular

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    I don't tether either. I do stream alot of radio and my monthly usage is around 3GB a month. Thank goodness for grandfathering.
     
  14. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I am keeping my unlimited. I don't use that much now since I use wi-fi at home but if things change, I'd like to be able to keep unlimited. I thought I wouldn't need more than 200 texts when I got my iPhone but I found I like texting and soon needed to upgrade to unlimited. For me, it is better to just have that option and not continually go to the ATT site to check my usage.
     

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