Is 1gb p/m Enough Data?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by TNwainwright, Aug 28, 2010.

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Is one Gb p/m enough data?

  1. Yes I never use more than 1gB

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Yes I rarely use more than 1GB

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Yes though I sometimes use more than 1GB

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. No I use a fair bit more than 1GB

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  5. No it's not enough at all.

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  1. TNwainwright

    TNwainwright Well-Known Member
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    So I'm looking into getting an android phone (probably either the Galaxy S or the upcoming desire HD) and in the UK T-Mobile do a nice deal where android phones get 3gb limit, most other places do 1gb at most.

    Thing is I can probably get a cheaper/better deal at Vodafone (I get a discount) but is 1gb enough or should I go for T-mobile? I imagine I would be a fairly heavy internet user.

    How much do you guys use on average?
     

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  2. TheSultan

    TheSultan Well-Known Member
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    I'm not voting, because I can't tell you what is enough for you.

    I can tell you, because I use an app called "3g Watchdog" that on 8/28 I have currently used 1.25gb. And that is with my phone set up to connect to WIFI whenever it's in range (at home, my parents, starbucks, 2nd job one day a week). In addition to that, while i'm at the FT job 5 days a week, I tether quite often, for Facebook mostly.

    You need to decide what you will use, we can't decide for you brotha!
     
  3. TNwainwright

    TNwainwright Well-Known Member
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    The poll was meant to be asking "would it enough for you?".
    I know that everyone's usage may vary, but I was hoping seeing how much other people use may give me some idea. I've never had a smartphone before so I don't really have anything to go on other than how much other people use. Thanks for your info anyway.
     
  4. TheSultan

    TheSultan Well-Known Member
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    k, i voted then :)
     
  5. I just checked last month's usage, I have 3 Droids on my plan:

    I used 749 MB
    My sister used 309 MB
    My son used 3 GB

    My sister obviously is a light user while my son is a heavy user. He has no other internet available (for the most part) and no wifi so uses his phone for everything. I tend to use my laptop more than my phone when I'm home for internet/email/Facebook etc. but use my phone while at work and when I'm out and about.
     
  6. sitlet

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    I easily use 5gb of data a month
     
  7. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    I run about 5GB and climbing. With the EPIC 4G, no doubt it'll climb even higher.
     
  8. TNwainwright

    TNwainwright Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the replies guys, for those who use 5gb what do you use it on?
     
  9. rambo47

    rambo47 Well-Known Member
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    On my BlackBerry I routinely use 2.5 - 3GB per month, and BlackBerrys are notoriously stingy with data. Email, Wall Street Journal mobile reader, Viigo RSS feed reader, and things like Twitter/Facebook all use data. Web browsing uses data, and GPS too. Android devices in general are designed for a full online/multimedia experience and are not generally going to conserve data.
     

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