Orange (UK) 500MB Per Month Enough?


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  1. mokster

    mokster Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all,

    A newbie here. I recently got the HTC Hero from Orange and am loving it.

    I have 3G constantly on and according to the NetCounter, I am using around 6 - 7 MB daily. However, I have yet to surf the Web, use Google Map or go on YouTube over 3G. I also use WiFi at home for browsing, getting Apps from Market etc... I believe my main "background" uses of the 3G are:

    Googlemail
    Outlook Exchange Update (limited to 20KB per mail)
    BBC News Widget
    Dilbert Daily Widget
    Built-in Facebook Update

    With the Orange limit to 500MB per month, which works out to be around 16MB per day and I use around 6 - 7 MB for "background" tasks, it doesn't give much room for Google Maps, YouTube's and the likes?

    Just want to see how other people use 3G on their Hero.
     

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  2. TheBrit

    TheBrit Well-Known Member

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    Use WiFi instead when you get the opportunity (such as when at home) - it will protect your allowance for when you are out and about.
     
  3. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Well-Known Member

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  4. AK47

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    Does your 500 Mb cover downloads only? Or both up and downloads? Makes a huge difference! I am at the end of my billing cycle and I clocked slightly over 250 mb with usage of approximately 2 hours a day on hsdpa.
     
  5. germcevoy

    germcevoy Well-Known Member

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    covers up and down
     
  6. AK47

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    Thats a bummer! Damn these telcos!:D
     

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