Data Usage On Droid


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  1. tipopilota

    tipopilota Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I have had my droid for just at 1 week now.. I don't tether it, just normal surfing on it, Pandora, and download all the fun apps, and I just checked out my data usage on my account and I am now at just past 1.1 gb of data usage for my billing cycle which is also just into its 1st week. WOW!!!!
     

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  2. baddriver

    baddriver Well-Known Member

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    well you have me beat. I've only got 500mb usage, and I got my droid Nov 6.
     
  3. johnnybirdman

    johnnybirdman Well-Known Member

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    I also got mine the morning of Nov. 6 and am just at 600mb-ish. But I am mostly at work and home and use wireless when in those locations.
    J.
    that being said, I have a feeling that this months data usage will far exceed my historical average....
     
  4. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    How many hours of Pandora have you used? That is most likely the culprit.
     
  5. JediJesus

    JediJesus Well-Known Member

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    I'm only at 133 mb and thats for the whole month. Includes my storm and droid. I need to use it more.
     
  6. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

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    If you don't want to go to Verizon's site all the time, you can download NetCounter from the market. It will keep track of your data usage for both 3G and Wifi. Just checked it against my Verizon numbers and it was pretty damn accurate.
     
  7. tipopilota

    tipopilota Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    When it comes to using Pandora, I use it maybe 10-20 minutes a day so not that much. I just see that this has greatly surpassed my usage on a PDA phone ever where with my curve I was at somewhere around 100 mb a month, my windows mobile phones in the 100 to 200 range a month, now this I am over a Gig.. Got to love the ability to download a ton of apps, and use the heck out of the Nations Largest 3g carrier...
     
  8. thaJack

    thaJack Well-Known Member

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    What I've read elsewhere is that the "unlimited data" is limited to 5GB/month.

    Btw... as of yesterday afternoon I was at about 548 MB. I've had mine since 11/6.
     
  9. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member

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    I'm at 518mb. Had it since the 6th. First 300mb was in the first 2 days.
     
  10. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that also. A question would be.. can Verizon charge you for an "overage" on data on their "unlimited" plan?
     
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    allanlaw Well-Known Member

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    I believe those are the "mobile broadband" plans, not the one that we are under. Since they use the word "unlimited" right next to the usage counter on their website, I would be really ticked if there was a hidden usage max for normal usage. Of course, I'm sure there is a proviso somewhere in the long form agreement that lets them pull the plug on truly abnormal usage.
     
  12. tipopilota

    tipopilota Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well if I continue down this track I may be near or over the famous 5gb cap by the end of my billing cycle.. Then the real test will be, do they charge for going over that "Unlimited" cap..
     
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    Backnblack Well-Known Member

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    7 days and I am at 980meg.....
     
  14. tipopilota

    tipopilota Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, glad to know I am not the only one at such a high amount in such a small amount of time.
     
  15. shaggymatt

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    Ha, funny thing is that I just happened to check mine, didn't even see this thread.

    I did about 150mb yesterday morning and afternoon combined. I stream Pandora all day while I'm at work though. I will finish this cycle tomorrow with about 2gb used. Granted, I did have the Storm before so I had data on the cycle, but this uses way more data.

    Part of it might be that I have Pandora turned onto the high quality and not normal quality streaming. I'm sure it is sending a higher bitrate with that high quality stream.
     
  16. Decus22

    Decus22 Well-Known Member

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    There is no "unlimited" cap for data used on your phone it truly is unlimited. The 5 GB cap only applies if you are "legally" tethering your computer to your phone to use the internets. When it comes out with it early next year and you add it to your plan then you would have a 5 GB limit on tethering.
     
  17. shaggymatt

    shaggymatt Well-Known Member

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    Wish people didn't portray the wrong information all the time. You get a bunch of new smartphone users and this is a common thread topic about the 5gb limit.

    This is 100% accurate. 5gb is a tethered limit!!!
     
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    I know I think its actualy driving me insane every time I see it. I think this info should be a sticky up top.
     
  19. troybal

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    I am wondering about this unlimited stuff as well.
    Here is my estimate as I logged in just now, had the phone since the 6th.


    My Usage: 154.46 KB Estimate as of 11/17/09 12:49 PM [​IMG] This estimate may not include usage outside your Local Calling Area, and may not take into account any promotional or bonus allowance you may have.
    Monthly Allowance: Unlimited
    There is nothing on the bar but I assure you I am using the phone, and was even streaming video using Qik and movies to my mobile using GMote!
    I am not going to complain! LOL
     
  20. michaelk

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    the problem is that unlimited has a stipulation that you can't use 'excessive' data. First they never defined excessive. Then for a short period (~6 months) the "unlimited data" for phones actually said that 5gb 'may be' considered excessive.

    then they removed that and now they have some verbiage about using the device 'like a server' as the trigger for excessive use. (last I bothered to read the TOS)

    unfortunately everyone is stuck in like 2007 (or there abouts) for the time period were they listed 5gb as excessive and never bothers to read the current TOS that says dont use the device as a server. And much of that got churned up from pissing matches of 'my carrier is better than your carrier'
     
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    shotinthenads Well-Known Member

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    Oh, no! Not another unlimited data post. If you have questions about being charged overages do what I did and call Verizon and record that call (unless it is illegal in your state).
     
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    metalmenance Well-Known Member

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    WTF!!! just checked myverizon site and this is mine! just data from when I got it on the 6th! I am reading that right? about 7.3gb??? or is that 718mb?? you divide the kb amount by 1024 correct?
    I use youtube app alot and have surfed quite a bit along with downloading apps

    My Usage: 735,767.46 KB
    Estimate as of 11/17/09 9:24 AM This estimate may not include usage outside your Local Calling Area, and may not take into account any promotional or bonus allowance you may have.
    Monthly Allowance: Unlimited
    Cycle ends: 12/07/09
     
  23. tipopilota

    tipopilota Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No you are only over 700 mb.. Haven't even hit the gb level yet...
     
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    735,767.46 kb=0.718522461 mb
     
  25. baddriver

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    no, you're not
     

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