Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BonJoviGirl, Jan 26, 2010.
Just wondering how much data everyone is using. I used 3 gigabytes last month. I love this phone.
I can't say - over 60% of the time I am on WiFi, and unless I am missing something, I don't see how to track data through WiFi (OTA I have currently used (this current billing cycle) just under 300 MB )
I have used about 100 megs this month...
My battery couldn't possibly cope with that sort of usage.
I'm usually leeching WiFi from somewhere anyway so I don't see very high 3G data transfer.
I use about 1g a month.. I switch between wifi and data and I dont use google voice and the nav ive only used a few times.
I used 944,218 kb last month.
Forgive my ignorance please, but how does one find how much data has been used?
There's a free app called 3G Watchdog that keeps a track of your usage through your billing cycle, and it lives in your notifications bar too so you don't have to go rummaging for the data.
1.5 g last month found on the Verizon web site.
.5gb last month, but I'm on wifi 99% of the time.
I'm new to all of this. Why would someone use WiFi vs 3G?
314 mb 3g
9 gb wifi.(pod casts)
wifi is somthing you would have to set up to connect to a land line based(not always landline...in my case a I have a wisp vi mircowaves.) isp. normaly faster then 3g. for me I use wifi becuse I dont get 3g at my home and it would be faster anyway.
How are you tracking WiFi data?
Oh, okay, that makes sense. Does it use your battery more quickly?
1.9 GB last month
Second that - I mean, I have used WiFi and used Remoid to connect remotely to my machine at home - I *know* that was eating some serious bandwidth, and at least one of the connections was well over 30 min worth (right after I got the phone, showing it off, natch!)
There have been arguments back and forth as to which uses more power, but last *I* saw (and this may not be correct) was that WiFi does, in fact, use more power than 3G. But, it is also faster, so it depends upon the tradeoff for you.
For instance - if you're trying to save every single penny you can, you'll take the shortest possible routes to your daily destinations - however, if one route has you standing at numerous stoplights, whereas another route is stop free 95% of the way, then you should evaluate whether the shorter route actually saves you gas, as, while the car definitely uses less gas at idle, it uses *more* gas at accelerating, whereas it will use less gas when traveling at a constant speed.
The analogy sort of fits here as well - although WiFi uses more power, it also delivers content faster (and in many cases, *significantly* faster) so the argument could be made that you'll actually use less battery power for the same amount of wireless transfers over 3G than over WiFi.
Of course, my analogy above is subjective, as I am not sure how to measure battery use accurately, but, still, it is entirely possible that my analysis is correct.