Data hog watering hole

How much data to you hog up?

  1. I use less than a 1 gig of data

  2. I use less then 5 gigs of data

  3. I use less than 10gigs of data

  4. I use more than ten gigs of data and then some!


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  1. Satires

    Satires Well-Known Member

    So, how many actually USE their smartphones to their fullest without illegal tethering and torrents?

    I use 30 to 40+ gigs a month, easy!

    Don't feel bad for driving your 4g powered vette on the information autobahn!

    If you have unlimited, do enjoy full use and join the evil club of data hogs?

    I watch movies (A lot), download legit 350-450 mb mp3s, listen to internet radio and surf the net. I'm driving my hot rod the way it was built to be driven.

    I find it interesting how carriers pit customers against each other....

  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    My contract gives me 2GB, but I use roughly 4-5GB every month. My plan comes with unlimited access to Deezer and the SkySports channels. Deezer allows me to stream music and use my phone as my MP3 Player and the SkySports package means I get to watch any football matches or SkySports News at work.

    The biggest chunk of my paid data usage comes from Tapatalk (unsurprisingly).

    Most of the time, I'm within WiFi range so I don't really hammer my data.
  3. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I am using the phone to the fullest. Some of the apps are fantastic and don't run on lesser phones.

    My idea of the best use doesn't include data on a steady basis. There are places where there is NO service for any company. I might just want to identify a flower or bird so the app needs to be self-contained. I might also need my camera manual in pdf format.
  4. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    I use a lot of data. It's hard to say exactly how much as my stats get reset every time I change roms but it's easily over the 10gb mark. I've used about 3.5 in the last 5 days just browsing AF and downloading mods for my Rom. The average week I usually run my pc off the WiFi hotspot and download a Rom or 2 as well.
  5. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

    Your part of the reason why my unlimited data plan gets throttled.
  6. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    If it was the sum total of all of my Internet connections (business, home, backup mesh WISP and Sprint) then the wired connections that move large amounts of backup data across the Internet and download large files (mostly ISO images) would be way above the highest answer.

    But since my phone deals mostly with text, and when I see that I have a new content-rich e-mail, I'll go to the big screen to read it, and that happens over the wireline carrier.

    I hope that I will be able to count on my phone to be able to fill in as a connection of last resort without any nonsense like throttling or cutting off my data service. If my wireless provider failed me in an emergency, that would guarantee that they'd lose several customers forever after I warn my clients about them.
  7. Satires

    Satires Well-Known Member


    I find it interesting how carriers pit us consumers against each other....


    Your reply.
  8. Satires

    Satires Well-Known Member

    I'm just gathering legit music, and someday will walk away from technology altogether. :D

    I'm becoming a tech phobe! lol

    It's all a joke and I personally hope it all crashes one day! Bwa! ha ha ha!
  9. Satires

    Satires Well-Known Member

    Darn, I might hit 70 gigs this month...
  10. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Man you're using 70 Gigs, and we got kicked off of sprint for roaming with 1 gig. :(

    I've set a limit on my phone for 2 gigs. Family share plan and don't want to be the data hog in the family. If you count my wifi usage on top of my mobile data, it's much higher. I'm always leeching off of wifi networks. ;)
  11. javasirc

    javasirc Well-Known Member

    Being a truck driver, im always away from home and away from free wifi. I have to use data, though id rather not. I use ~12GB mostly youtube, and app updates, and rarely a low quality movie, once or twice a month. The truck stops do have wifi, but its expensive, and its as slow as 1X.

    When i first got my phone, every 4G site i was on was fast, no matter what time it was. Now some of them seem to be how 3G was. Sure them of them are still extremely fast, but on some sites at peak hours, i cant even watch a 1 minute youtube video without pausing with a 5 bar signal.

    We all know who to blame. The selfish people who stream video or music all day on their 4G phone just because they can, then brag about how much data they use. This really upsets me.
  12. Satires

    Satires Well-Known Member

    I'm unemployed watching a whole lot of online movies.

    I'm sooo in love with techno music and all sorts of other genres of music I legitimately obatain...

    It's not hard to run up the data recording internet radio nearly while sleeping for the night.

    Check out I was brought up on that music! After years of searching, I found my orchestra music! Plus all the trance, dance and techno I can eat.

    I just went out and spent my so to speak last buck on a terabyte hard drive and a bunch of blank dvds to back it all up.

    I only got into the internet to find my music. Other than that? I hope it all crashes! lol
  13. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    I honestly can't see why people don't batter an eyelid at using a couple of gb on mobile connection and 20gb on WiFi but it's socially unacceptable to rack up over 20gb with little WiFi use. If anything, I'm keeping your WiFi speeds higher and you're slowing mine down. Swings and roundabouts I say.
  14. Satires

    Satires Well-Known Member

  15. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    Swings and roundabouts, everything evens itself out in the end.
    If you stop everyone from using their unlimited mobile data they're still going to need to get their data from somewhere so will use WiFi instead, slowing down people's WiFi connection. It's kind of a lose lose situation. Whatever you do someone won't be happy about it.
  16. Satires

    Satires Well-Known Member

    I love your thoughts on this! :)

    I have done some research and found that the "Mobile" data market will be in "deficit" by 2014....

    If this research is true? I guess I'm wrong...

    Hell, who knows...

    I'm going to party on till then! :D

    Many of us have lived a rare generation, I say live it in the the now! :D

    I'm bout ready to walk away from the internet anways....

    What a fantastic joke and a method to reach inside of our minds! Yeah, I still write... But, who knows if I'm being truthful? That's up to the reader to decide t learn, reflect and take the info "As Is"! :D

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