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About to go over the 5GB unlimited data plan, what now?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jfe, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. jfe

    jfe Well-Known Member
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    I can't believe I am using that much bandwidth :eek:

    So, what happens when I go over the 5GB? What is the overage cost?

    I should turn off notifications :eek:

    Darn you Jetflicks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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  2. ttaylor0024

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    There is no 5gb limit with Verizon. You are fine :) AT&T has the 5gb limit.
     
  3. PerCompLLC

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    Unlimited means UNLIMITED - there is no such thing as a 5GB limitation on an unlimited data plan. There may be tethering limitation though depending on your implementation.

    edit: ttaylor0024 beat me to it!
     
  4. messenger13

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    I had over 10GBs of usage last month. :)
     
  5. ttaylor0024

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    Holy &*$#! What do you do all month? Watch youtube? lol thats alot. My xbox doesnt even use that much a month... I think...
     
  6. dakster

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    I believe the 5GB limit applies to tethering (I vaguely remember seeing this somewhere), not to data used by the phone itself.

    So, if you haven't been using that data while tethered, then I saw continue streaming youtube.

    If you've used all that data tethered, then I recommend you remortgage your house to pay the overage fees :)
     
  7. ttaylor0024

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    Verizon cant tell if you have been tethering or not. If you use an extreme amount of data though Verizon will start tracking what your doing I heard...
     
  8. Legacystar

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    tons AND TONS of goat pron
     
  9. ttaylor0024

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    Or videos of faining sheep... Those are hilarious!
     
  10. Matthew

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    haha

    Uhh I'm at 4.3 gigs right now. I was starting to wonder myself. But what can they do? I mean it says unlimited.
     
  11. darrin2520

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    Wow! There's an app for that????!?

    Silly question: How would one find out ones monthly usage?
     
  12. ttaylor0024

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    dial #DATA (#3282), it will send you text messages of all your usage (text, data, etc.)
     
  13. jfe

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    Well it's good to know that unlimited really means unlimited, I am about to head to ORD and with the potential weather delays it's good to know that I can finish season 3 of Dexter
     
  14. Jon Nale

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    How are you guys using that much data?

    I am currently at 319.348 MB.
     
  15. darrin2520

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    lol

    I checked mine and I was going to post that I am a lightweight. I have used just over 300Mb. Then again, I don't have the goat pron app installed.
     
  16. teschoen

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    I stream pandora several hours a week, watch you tube, surf the web.


    All that said I'm at 700 MB this month
     
  17. Coogi

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    2.8GB so far.
     
  18. Gunner

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    Wow, I thought I was bad when I hit 2GB one month. I don't think I could hit 5GB if I tried. My net connection at home is a different story.... average 200 - 300GB / Mo.
     
  19. Inphosys

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    The only 5 GB limit is for Verizon Wireless Aircards. The data package on your phone doesn't have a limit. Although, if we all turn out to be heavy hitters like Joe, VzW will probably start imposing a limit! :)
     
  20. summerfish

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    So first, to add, there is no cap on phones, only on tethering plans. Second, why don't you people use WiFi? It doesn't matter really, but I noticed when I use WiFi more my battery lasts longer. I find WiFi wherever I can so each time I will have free FAST data.
     
  21. Icedemon

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    They have it the same way VZW has it.
     
  22. cruud

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    I didn't feel like I was using that much data, but I just got this phone under two weeks ago and it says I've already used 2.5gb. Eek.
     
  23. jfe

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    I use wifi as much as possible, but I also listen to pandora and slacker while at work, add the videos while at the airport, most don't have free wifi, and you got over 5gb worth of data
     
  24. doomedromance

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    No defending AT&T on the DROID Forums!!!!! Big RED for life.
    J/K VZW can suck it, but I can't complain about their network.

    Shoot! They're charging me $27 for unlimited data. I'm using it! The only reason I use WiFi is to tether my phone to my lapt ...I mean, I never use WiFi.
     
  25. tripy

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