What is your real-world monthly data use?

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  1. bzinke29 macrumors newbie

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    Hey so I was lucky enough to keep my unlimited data plan with my 6+.

    My question is, how much data do you normally go through? I am a heavy user with my phone and I never realized until I checked that I have gone through 4.6 gigs of data and I'm not even half way through my cycle for the month.

    Anyone use more? Or am I crazy?
     
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  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm on the family plan and its around 6 to 7GB per month
     
  4. bzinke29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? I mean what is considered "a lot?" I know friends of mine use less than 500 mb and think its insane how high mine is... do you have a comparison?
     
  5. TRC-WA macrumors regular

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    2.5 gigs...

    I just make sure to wait till I'm home and connected to WiFi before I start downloading porn.
     
  6. jsf721 macrumors 6502

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    As a family we share 10 gigs. My wife and I used under 1 gig and my older son away at college used 5+ and my younger son uses 2-3 Gigs each month.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Between .5 gigs and 1.5 gigs, generally. (That's with 2 users & iPhones.) Most ever was 2.5 while moving and internet was disabled at home.
     
  8. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    I use about 5 gigs a month. If I wasn't on Wi-Fi it would be closer to 15-20 gigs a month. Plus all the music streaming I use with Spotify not sure how many gigs I use streaming music
     
  9. musicteach macrumors newbie

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    I use anywhere from 5gb to 25 gb per month depending on how much tethering I do
     
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  11. sarahsmiles macrumors regular

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    We have 3 lines - My husband, myself, and our 13 year old - all of us with iPhones. We use about 8-9 GB/month, but I'm on the road A LOT, so I stream data often.

    My 13 year old...she is careless sometimes and disconnects from the wifi. For a different of like 1-2 GB, it's not that much, price-wise.
     
  12. macguy77 macrumors newbie

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    Single line, over past six months I average between 2-2.5 gigs.
     
  13. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    I average about 4-5GB a month. if I didn't have wifi at home or work, that would easily be pushing 20.

    And I'm on At&t. Didn't mean to crash the Verizon party.

    So...where's the bar?
     
  14. syclick macrumors regular

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    I average about 7GB per month.

    I'm grandfathered into an unlimited data plan, but that means I get throttled once I hit 5GB.
     
  15. DrakeMcEachern macrumors 6502

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    I average about 10-12. But that's without access to good WiFi. College wifi sucks...
     
  16. Rogo117 macrumors regular

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    I average about 10-20gb a month, but I also pay for the tethering and tether on my laptop and/or iPad. I hope we don't get throttled like AT&T, .50up/.50down.
     
  17. cypressc macrumors member

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    What is your real-world monthly data use?

    I hear so much about older, grandfathered unlimited data plans (often throttled) that people are so desperate to keep. I was really hesitant to give up mine, too. After all - it's UNLIMITED!

    But then I checked, and between two lines in my household I was averaging just under 5GB/month. Peak for 12 months was still under 7GB, and my lowest was just over 3gb.

    I would think it would take a pretty serious change in usage habits to get my two-line household up to 10GB/month... but even if we did, this is still pretty low usage on the scale of things.

    Curious: What is your real-world monthly data usage? And if it is really high, what application or service are you finding you use that accounts for it?
     
  18. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Around 1GB/mo.

    I don't stream music. Simply browse the web alot (i.e. macrumors) and watch an occasional 1-min YouTube vid every now and then.

    Cut out the streaming and everything drops down to what the carriers first thought of when they offered 'unlimited'.
     
  19. Menel macrumors 603

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    About 400-700MB/mo.
    I have wifi at work, and home.
     
  20. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Less than 1 GB.
    I stream some stuff, but am mostly around wifi spots.
     
  21. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I have 6GB. Use over the last couple of months ranged from 5-8GB of data.
     
  22. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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  23. phillies3429 macrumors member

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    25.62 GB in one month!

    Verizon unlimited and using it 24/7, no wifi at all and loving it.
     
  24. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    My wife and I average about 6 GB out of an available 10 GB.
     
  25. CEmajr, Sep 30, 2014
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    I have unlimited data but usage has been pretty light this cycle as I've been around a lot of wifi. Usually average 7-9GBs
     

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