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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rolo94, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. rolo94

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    Hi I am on the hunt for a new phone and I like the look of the Desire HD. I have read several different threads on a few forums, and it seems that the phone tends to use a lot of data. I am looking at a couple of contracts; one with unlimited data and another with 1 Gb. The difference in cost of the two contracts is 190 quid. I am new to Android phones so I am not sure if I'd over-run a gig of data. I'd go on facebook twitter etc. , browse the web, stream videos and music and send/receive the odd email. I don't think this would over run a gig but reading the other posts has made me think that it may not be enough. Advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
     

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    It doesn't make any difference what phone you buy. The amount of data a phone uses is based on the user. Streaming videos and music is the killer when it comes to usage.
     
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    thanks.. It was more whether I'd over-run the allowance of 1GB doing these things? I
     
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    If i was only using mobile data i would easiliy use over 1gb. I just looked at my wifi usage and in 15 days i have used 1.735 gb. I have a 1gb flex plan and i try to do most of the heavy stuff like downloading apps with wifi. I am in canada and my carrier sadly does not have an unlimited data plan.
     
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    If you have wifi at home, you should be fine. If you're going mental with youtube etc over 3G, you might run into a problem.

    Most I've ever used is 360MB and that was when they took the wireless router away at work. Using sensibly whilst out and about, and my homes wireless network, I use about 150MB on average.

    You get apps such as Netcounter or 3G Watchdog which will monitor traffic alerting you whenever you approach your data limit.
     
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    IMO go for an unlimited data plan. There's nothing more annoying than being limited while you're out and about. If you have autosync on you'll chew through 50mb a day, easy - and all that does is keep you up-to-date.

    I'm on the Three UK 1 plan (unlimited data, bags of calls + texts) for
     

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