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Another month, another 7-8GB of data used

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by JimmyHat, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. JimmyHat

    JimmyHat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't consider myself a heavy data user. When I'm home or at a place with wifi, that is what I use. I stream podcasts with Google Listen mostly and use Pandora in the car. My commute is roughtly 90 minutes per day. So far, I am averaging 7-8GB of data each month. I thought it would be less. Wait till the Netflix app hits. If the Netflix app is not crippled to only work on wifi only, my data will probably go to 15GB a month. I don't think that I will be the only one either. I have the paid version of PDAnet but rarely use it. If and when VZW goes with tiered plans, the late adopters will be screwed. I will not be able to afford paying per byte for anything over a 2GB limit. :eek:

  2. gvillager

    gvillager Android Enthusiast

    In my opinion streaming Pandora 90 minutes a day makes you a heavy user.
  3. 3devious

    3devious Android Expert

    I switched from Pandora but stream XM about an hour a day (my usage hasn't gone up with the switch) and I only pull down about 3gb a month...
  4. faber78

    faber78 Guest

    i stream it 8 hours a day.
    unlimited means unlimited. charge me for it and im done with verizon.
    if they all go "tiered" (which means they need to stop using the term unlimited); then ill be done with all of them. i do not have to have this phone. that simple.
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  5. 3devious

    3devious Android Expert

    How much do you pull down while streaming 8 hours a day?
  6. JimmyHat

    JimmyHat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    If VZW goes tiered, we will be grandfathered in to our currnet unlimited plans. The screw job can happen when we change/upgrade to the next phone.
  7. faber78

    faber78 Guest

    just got a droid x and went from a old flip with text/data blocked (against my better judgment of setting myself up to get shafted). i can only tell you that my cycle ends 9/7 and so far i have used 1.5g.
    thats 12 days into the 31 day cycle.
    i also tether.
    a guess would then be: aprx. 4-5g a pay cycle.
    i plug it into my truck aprx. 7:30 am. and unplug a little before 4:30 pm.

    i can get internet from various wifi locations or home if i want it there.
    a gps isnt that expensive and doesnt have reoccurring monthly fees, they also play mp3's just fine.
    xm radio doesnt cost much either. thats how i did it before and how ill do it again.
    total cost if use gps mp3 player and wifi = nothing.
  8. dodald

    dodald Newbie

    I wish I knew why what apps were using what data!

    I think Google Listen is using most of the bandwidth but I have NO idea.

    Is there an App or a screen in the phone that can pinpoint all the apps that are using data? Seems like an important feature if they are going to take away our unlimited data...
  9. 3devious

    3devious Android Expert

    When you install an app from the market, in the list of liberties the app takes with your phone, it lists the fuctions that use data.
  10. dodald

    dodald Newbie

    That is true, but the important piece of information is how much data a particular app is going to use.

    ShopSavvy uses the network, and I'm ok with that, but if I found that it was using 1gb a month when I wasn't using it I would NOT be ok with that.
  11. Fynx

    Fynx Well-Known Member

    My data usage is not as high as this form is talking about, but it is still higher than my BB was. I could care less since I am not paying per meg or gig, but the 5 gb limits of some carriers worries me that Big Red may follow suit.

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