Unlimited Data Subscribers: What apps are you using more now that you have LTE?

DylPickle85

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Unlimited Data Subscribers: What apps are you using more now that you have LTE?

With Unlimited data on Verizon, I have seen my usage charges on the Verizon website go up by about 1.5 GB since having the phone Friday night / Sat morning (normally use 30 mb in the same amount of time when using my 4S on 3G).

That said, I have been using the following apps for crunching my LTE bandwidth:
speedtest (obviously)
App Store (obviously)
Live webstreams on youtube
Hulu in HD
Netflix in HD

What about you?
 

greytmom

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I'm using all of the same apps that I did before.

Now that you mention it though, I streamed the IHeartRadio concert last night on wifi. Should have tried it with LTE.
 

Peligroso

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Personally I think the focus for the telecommunication companies right now should be beefing up the infrastructure to accommodate unlimited data, instead of making available speeds that while nice are also a little too much.
 

lordofthereef

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Personally I think the focus for the telecommunication companies right now should be beefing up the infrastructure to accommodate unlimited data, instead of making available speeds that while nice are also a little too much.
While I agree with you I don't think this will ever happen unless we get government intervention (not saying I WANT that to happen... a free market is good). If they can get away with charging per data package, they certainly will. We went from Unlimited data for $30/mo to 5GB data costing nearly twice that. I doubt we will sway back towards unlimited any time soon.
 

jbromer

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Just out of curiosity

Just to try, I used AirMediaCenter on my iMac and streamed a 1080p movie over LTE to my iPhone through the App. Smooth as silk, not even a stutter. So, I will definitely be using that. Also, youtube etc.

I have unlimited hotspot too for verizon. Will be using that for my laptops whenever I travel, or at work in a few spots where wifi isn't so good.
 

DylPickle85

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Been using my phone pretty much every day to watch ESPN and Hulu shows. Anyone else?

At 8 GB of usage for this past month with another 10 days to go on my bill cycle! So glad I have unlimited data right now
 

articulatefool

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Unlimited Data Subscribers: What apps are you using more now that you have LTE?

With Unlimited data on Verizon, I have seen my usage charges on the Verizon website go up by about 1.5 GB since having the phone Friday night / Sat morning (normally use 30 mb in the same amount of time when using my 4S on 3G).

That said, I have been using the following apps for crunching my LTE bandwidth:
speedtest (obviously)
App Store (obviously)
Live webstreams on youtube
Hulu in HD
Netflix in HD

What about you?

So you're saying your productivity at work has plummeted since the incorporation of unlimited LTE in your life? :D
 

DylPickle85

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So you're saying your productivity at work has plummeted since the incorporation of unlimited LTE in your life? :D
Haha no, I am just trying to get a feel for what other apps would be nice to use now that we have this awesome bandwidth at our disposal
 

sou1 so1di3r

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I still don't think I would ever use my iPhone to watch netflix.

If I'm gonna watch TV/Movies, I'm gonna do it on my 47" LED TV.

Not a phone
 

mattopotamus

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I would imagine verizon would probably implement a throttle soon. People are going to be raping their network with LTE and no throttle.
 

erratikmind

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My data usage has not change since I got LTE a couple of weeks ago. I have had unlimited data since 2007. I rarely exceed 2gb per month. Most of my heavy usage is performed on wi-fi. Even then, it's either on my iPad or MBP.
 

DylPickle85

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My data usage has not change since I got LTE a couple of weeks ago. I have had unlimited data since 2007. I rarely exceed 2gb per month. Most of my heavy usage is performed on wi-fi. Even then, it's either on my iPad or MBP.
Yeah I was in the same boat when I had previous generation iPhone. Now that LTE is even faster than my home Wi-Fi, I never even turn Wi-Fi on!
 

evilrt

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sirius
nfl network
hd pod casts
youtube
real racing 2 online (while streaming sirius)
man, the phone gets warm when i do that!