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  1. fireonhigh

    fireonhigh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what will the 2gb of data give me,,i mostly need to stream music 6hours per day and light surfing...,,any one here using this plan and can give me an idea of what i can do with the cap? i missed out on the grandfatherd plan of 30$unlimited....:mad: i thinking of going tmobile,but if i can stay at or under the 2gbcap im getting the Captivate!!:)
     

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    Jofaba Well-Known Member

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    It worried me at first as well. I have spent quite a bit of time using the phone, including a few evenings of pure use as my cable was turned off (oop$...)

    I'm sitting at around 600mb used over the course of 3 weeks. If you use your wifi while at home that will help a lot.
     
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    fireonhigh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i used this AT&T Data Calculator and its scarey! do you stream alot of music?i figure i need 6hours a day....plus as i said some light surfing,,i have wifi at home but also computers so i dont realy need to use the cell at home,,,,,and i have no wifi at work:(...calculator came up with 6.5gb for 6.5 hours a day and 100 pages viewed per month
     
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    Six hours a day for streaming music? Wow... Well to be quite honest, I'm extremely aggressive with my internet browsing use and video streaming on YouTube, and I can't even get past 1.5 gb's. Music streaming from Pandora or some other app is a little laggy on 3g so i tend to just play mp3s when I'm jogging and then Pandora is the rare occasion.

    As far as tmobile, while I prefer the vibrant to the captivate, t-mobile has some seriously spotty coverage where I am. I'm not sure about you. Though I do have to say when im not in edge, hspa+ is FAST.

    Anyway, my last point is that I tried a data calculator before and it wasn't even remotely accurate to my real world usage. 3g watchdog is a good app for monitoring your data usage though, in case you are worried.
     
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    fireonhigh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thats good to hear that data calculator isnt very accurate! also wonder if i can switch to edge as i think that will help slown down data usage? i using edge now and i can stream slacker radio,i using a omnia2...but i only get 3g in certain places,like tampa orlando,jacksonville,lol...i only have the 1900 3g band...but damn i want the captivate,,i think i will give it a shot,,,,,yeah tmobile isnt very good here either in central fl.from what i seen on the coverage map..
     
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    iPenguin Well-Known Member

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    Haha. Well the Captivate will no doubt pick up 3g. You'll probably rarely get edge, but I believe GSM phones have the option to switch between edge/3g radios. Trust me, as soon as you start using 3g regularly, being forced back into edge is a nightmare, but I guess the pain will keep you from using your data? :p

    Yeah, I'm in north florida and t-mo is pretty shoddy stuff. Just a question, but are you currently on Verizon? Considering you have an Omnia 2... why not wait for the Fascinate? I know waiting sucks, but you're already grandfathered in to Verizon's unlimited data, and the Fascinate is the same Galaxy S as the other phones.
     
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    fireonhigh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    as long as i can stream for at least 6hours a day of music and surf at lunch time and stay under 2gb per month im golden,,, im a house painter,we all know how boring that can get day in day out!!lol....i am on att. using a omnia2 from singapore on a dumphone unlimited plan, but i wouldnt mind paying 25$ vs 15$ for 3g every where! my other option is waiting and getting a galaxy s from austraila or canada with the at&t 850and 19003g bands to use on a dumbphone plan:D,,,but i know the phone will cost at 700$
     
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    iPenguin Well-Known Member

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    Get out of here?! My uncle's actually a house painter in Miami. Had to sit around with him on the job once. I can respect the need for 6 hours.

    But it sounds like you already have all your options together then. You just have to decide which one you're going with. Boy is android putting those options out there... o_O

    And another question- you're not on a contract?
     
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    fireonhigh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol yeah you know it,the music keeps me sane!lol.. as far as deciding,like i said if i can rock out at least 30 hours a week on 2gb,its all good,,my contract is up today:D..but like i said before its scarey having a data cap.just dont need the extra charges,as of now its only 15$unlimited.....but im getting tired of windows6.5,,i want to go with android,,seems like its going to be the one for the future,windowz7 from what ive been reading will be locked down tight...
     
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    Then I would seriously go Verizon since you're contract is up. You could pay as you go for att. As of right now, Verizon has no data tierred usage plan, but I think it's safe to safe it is aimed to be changed (when- who knows). You don't have an ETF to pay, you *should* get unlimited data, and you would still get the phone you want... if you can hold out for a month. And with a phone with the Captivate, I'm not sure exactly how att does their plans, but high end smartphones require a $25 data plan. Again not sure on that especially since you might consider $700 unlocked.
     
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    fireonhigh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    you can use the 200mb.for 15$ on highend att smartphones,but what good is that?lol...i know i should just chill and wait for unlocked unbranded us3g galaxy s.......verizon is exspensive for family plan,,,i have 1100mins for 69$on att,,but yess,you right ,should have data unlimited!!how the hell is att going to get new customers with the new data plan from hell??
     
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    Also, 2gb isn't really the max. If you go over, you'll be upgraded for that month to 3gb for an additional $10. Not really all that bad.
     
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    how is everybody managing w/ the 2 gig data cap? My sis wants to upgrade her at&t line since she has bundled services w/ them would rather stay than switch carriers. But she likes streaming tv shows she misses on z share, youtube, etc. and is worried about going over. Especially when flash rolls around w/ froyo)
     
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    I'm damn near under 200mb the past two months. That doesn't mean I'm going to downgrade. It means that I'm going to stop fretting about my useage and start watching some streaming video when I damn well want to =P
     
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    I use 3D Watchdog. If you synch it to the right day, I've found it to be pretty accurate so far. However, most of my data usage is over WiFi... so data really isn't an issue. Since the 8th, I've only used 101.17MB, or 4.9%.
     
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    My usage has spiked lately and I'm not entirely sure why. :( Still under 2GB but I won't make it to the end of this month at this rate.

    Has anyone managed to find an app that reports data usage per app and actually works on Android 2.1? All the ones I've seen are 2.2 only.
     
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    u can call *3282# from your cell phone and it will send you a text message on how much you have used in your current billing period
     

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