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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bigapple2, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. bigapple2

    bigapple2 Member
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    I'm looking at different plans for a new HTC Desire and am wondering what everyone's average data usage of their Desire is. Basically, I am debating between a plan that will give me a 3GB FU policy and another SIM only plan that will give me a 1GB FU policy. Prices and other factors are more or less irrelevent currently.

    I think I will be an average-heavy user, with about an hour and a half of bus time to kill every day probably making up the bulk of my usage. I don't plan to tether at all though.

    Opinions? 1GB or 3GB?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. nacatomi

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    I generally have access to wifi most places I go but I suppose it would depend on what you are wanting to do. If you want to stream music or video or do a lot of surfing you will almost certainly need the 3GB plan. On the desire you get the "full" web experience so its a lot more bandwith heavy than other phones you might have used. Although you could use Opera which does clever things on its servers to re-render web pages and send you compressed versions.
     
  3. DaddyCee

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    depends what you intend to do in that travel time. I average about 40MB a month as I tend to use mine at home and in the office on WiFi most of the time. I was expecting my usage to be higher than the allocated 500MB a month thru Orange, but I am quietly surprised at the moment.
     
  4. SUroot

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    I use close to 1GB at the moment. Whej I get Slingplayer it will most likely be more.
     
  5. snowmobile

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    I would recommend the 3gb package for peace of mind to use it as much as you want.

    I tend to use anywhere between 1gb and 2gb per month out of my 3gb allowance. I usually browse the internet for less than an hour and a half each day. I have emails, calendar, twitter, etc updating frequently and also several news feeds. Using Google Navigation a few times a month contributes to some of my usage.
     
  6. bigapple2

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    Okay, will be getting the Desire with T-Mobile UK, their FU policy is 3GB for Android phones. The other alternative I was previously considering was buying the phone separately then getting a SIM only plan, but that would restrict me down to the usual 1GB FU policy.

    Thanks guys.
     
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