Thinking about turning off LTE

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by black743, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. black743 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure why. But I'm burning through chunks of data. I looked at two forum pages on here and used a few megs of data. Seems a bit excessive and something must be pulling it down.
     
  2. misterjay macrumors regular

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    I've used "112 MB" in just one sitting of twenty minutes. This is coming from a guy who uses no more then 1gig a month of data.. I have no clue what's going on. I turned off icloud/ect.. been connected on WiFi since I got the iPhone.

    Meh. The HELL?
     
  3. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know why LTE would be using more data than 3g. Your not loading more data. Just getting it faster.
     
  4. black743 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you think the usage counter is messed up or something? I haven't used it much and went through 220mb. I shot up 12mb looking at two pages of this forum. That's not possible.
     
  5. dbyway macrumors member

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    Have you been doing any web browsing or YouTube watching? LTE lets your phone know it has faster speeds so it loads higher quality videos, thus resulting in more data usage.
     
  6. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    I usually use 1 to 1.5 gb a month. Today I spent most the day on wifi, and I'm at 400 MB since 11am!?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Are you doing a bunch of speed tests on LTE to check your speed?
    There's your answer. Those use up lots of data.
     
  8. black743 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there an app or something that shows what is pulling data? Something that would break it down by app or function rather than just a total. I almost wonder if there's a bug making something go crazy with data like iCloud. I disabled a lot of things and checked but still can't narrow it down.

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    Lte serves no purpose if we just burn up our data. They give faster speed and then charge you a fortune for using it. I'll just stick with 3G, I never really had an issue with it.
     
  9. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

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    Again, how is downloding the same size file faster using more data?

    Has to be a bug in the usage calculation.
     
  10. phillypharm macrumors regular

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    lol, i downloaded 850mb of music in about 15 minutes today on lte. oh well, good thing i have unlimited still w/ verizon
     
  11. Tnnrx7 macrumors member

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    Yes LTE simply downloads content much faster.

    You're using a new 5 that is blazing fast (IMO) on top of that.

    Chances are, "the faster you go - the more you will travel" ;)
     

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