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Old May 11th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default my friends say they use 8gb month.this possible?

hey fellaz,

I just got my first smart phone. this will be my second month. the first month I only used 1.75gb. and I d/l tons of stuff, watched youtube frequently, listen to Pandora etc...

a few of my friends were telling me they use about 8gb or more a month. is this possible? didn't seem fesable to me. maybe once in a great while if u happen to stream alot of audio/video. but not everymonth.

there bill most be astronomical. lol. I'm sure they have a contract phone.

I had mentioned to them that I just got straight talk and it comes with about 2gb month with unlimited browsing. that's the catch lol

if it is possible, how?


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Old May 11th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on how much you use, especially if you tether. When I am in the dorm for example, and I tether, I can reach up to 30GB a month. Now I don't stream music, but I've used about 2GB in 14 days. Just depends in your usage pattern. Luckily for me, my contract has unlimited data, sms and 150min for about $50 mo.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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for myself I use excessive data because all my internet downloading goes through my phone(can't get decent internet where I live) and there have been times I've downloaded programs where 1file is over a gig. so its totally possible to get that high but its all in how you use it, if you use your phone casually then racking up high data may never be a problem for you
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a few years back, when windows mobile ruled the world, and iPhones hadnt been mentioned by anyone, i managed to clock up 5GB in a month. I was working away from home and used my phone to keep up on my podcasts (which i normally downloaded on my home wifi)...

Despite being on an 'unlimited' plan, i got a letter in the post from T-mobile UK asking me if I wouldn't mind downloading less data... so its perfectly possible to hit 8gb in a month.
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My regular usage is about 3-4 GB per month, but I have got as high as 15 once, streaming a lot of Netflix.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 08:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My billing cycle ends in 3 days and right now for this month I'm at 20.35GB

I stream all of my music (mostly while driving) from Slacker Radio, and at work I sometimes watch a lot of YouTube. Other than those 2 things I don't use a lot of data (probably <2GB/month total for everything else)
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I'm on a similar boat as chrls.
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Yep that's easily done, I've done that in a day, downloaded a whole series in 1080p.
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