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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Some advice from S3 users Please...

Hi.

I am thinking of upgrading from my current HTC Desire to the Galaxy S3 but have been slightly put of by reports of high data usage. I only use about 250Mb of data at the moment as I use WiFi most of the time.

I am thinking of getting a 1Gb data plan but have heard that the android system alone is likely to use this and more.

Could anyone tell me if a 1Gb data plan is realistic or, from your collective experience, am I likely to go over this (or have to turn 3G off halfway through the month).

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I don't see why not, even more so if you make sure to use WIFI where possible.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 500Mb data contract and this is what the results look like so far, though it needs to be remembered I am still in the "Honeymoon Period" when I can hardly put the thing down! I anticipate normal usage will be the same as my S2 which never went above 500MB.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 04:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm at 175mb in just 5 days, phone is a couple of days off a month old, so I've already downloaded and updated everything I need.

For that 175mb the top offenders are browsers, play store, and maps.

From June 7th - June 30th I used 2.02gb, good thing I'm on an unlimited plan. I never got in the hang of waiting until I was on wifi to update stuff. But a large amount of data is consumed by surfing, for me.
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In the two weeks I've had my phone, Android has used about 8 MB of background data (calculating in all Android services and even Sprint bloatware).
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Hello all,

just a quick thank you to everyone who has replied to my original question.

The latest is that I have signed up for a contract with 1Gb of data. I plan to only run updates and use the play store etc when on WiFi.

I'll keep track of my mobile data usage and post back on here with an update just in case anyone else is worried about data limits and so on.

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Android OS has used 5MB of my 500MB allowance since 17th June.
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