Will I go over my data allowance?


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  1. carlitos

    carlitos Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am thinking of getting the HTC Desire but the only thing that is really putting me off is the data allowance issue. I have seen a good deal with Orange but the data allowance is 500mb.

    Now I need a phone where I can constantly check my emails and have push email set up. Also I like the updated news feed screen on the HTC Desire and would like to have these two features on permanently. If I was to do this how much data would be used if I recieved and sent around 30-40 emails a day and had the news screen constantly updated?

    I want the HTC Desire but am just thinking of getting the Blackberry Bold 9700as there will be no fear of going over the data allowance and incurring hefty charges.

    I want to order either one today so would appreciate any honest opinions
     

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  2. TheSultan

    TheSultan Well-Known Member

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    500mb is pretty low, I've never heard of such a low data plan--you sure that's right? I've used 331.63mb in just 4 days!
     
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    carlitos Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah its a plan here in the UK with Orange
     
  4. EmoTonyB

    EmoTonyB Well-Known Member

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    i calculated wrong. what i thought was 250 mb was 2.5 gb/ messege deleted. tee hee
     
  5. tigrr07

    tigrr07 Well-Known Member

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    I have never gone over 350 mb a month and I use my data a lot to surf and email. Just don't watch a lot of videos and you'll be fine.
     
  6. admob

    admob Well-Known Member

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    ive just done a test, i turned on my web for 1hr, and did nothing, it used 1.3mg in that time, just doing updates, so over a working day, maybe 15 mg used doing nothing, however as u click on anything 2mg seems to be added to the total, a few mins of youtube added 20meg!, best thing is to make sure wen at home, u use yer wifi network, free and twice a fast!!
     
  7. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

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    I used 800 mb last month on my DInc. I don't watch videos on it or anything, I just surf the web and download stuff to the phone.
     
  8. Weazol

    Weazol Well-Known Member

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    I don't stream any videos and I go over 2gigs every month
     
  9. tomthetank

    tomthetank Well-Known Member

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    i rarely go over 150mb in a month, how do you get over 2GB!?
     
  10. Weazol

    Weazol Well-Known Member

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    constantly on the internet. or playing wifi games, using google maps, playing music from pandora, facebook, twitter..
    it all adds up
     
  11. mpw

    mpw Well-Known Member

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    What's the deal?

    500Mb is becoming the norm in the UK, the only truly unlimited plan I know of is giffgaff @ around
     
  12. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

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    Not really, I think most are unlimited with 1Gb fair use policy which means you can go over once in a while without penalty. Orange have the worst deals for mobile data. Giffgaff is by far the best as it's truly unlimited.
     
  13. mpw

    mpw Well-Known Member

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    I stand corrected, think I got that 500Mb number from a previous discussion which was about Orange.

    To the OP, t-Mobile have the Desire 'free' on a
     

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