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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by _Cody_, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    How much data have you used thus far? Tell us how much you use it and what apps/widgets you're running.

    I'm hoping this will help me get a better idea of how much data this thing uses. Post away.


  2. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    I just took a peek at the AT&T site, this is from launch until today. The odd thing is, I am seeing 100-250KB packets at times even though I am connected to WiFi. Good thing I have unlimited, this phone uses quite a bit of data, I never hit those numbers with my iPhone.

    Current Usage displayed as of:
    February 27, 2011
    865.71 MB
  3. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks PSX, i presume you got it on launch day? Are you a heavy user?
  4. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    Yep, I picked mine up on launch day. It's a new toy, I'm playing with the phone a lot more now than I will in a few weeks when the new phone scent wears off :p

    I would be willing to bet there are others with far more data usage than what I have now. The Droid does seem more data hungry than any of my iPhones were though.
  5. 30.16 mb data as of feb 17 on wifi alot!
    1040 messages
    11 days of 28 billing cycle
  6. dwhip25

    dwhip25 Member

    I have noticed that any time I do anything with the Android Market it uses HSPA rather than wifi. That may explain your unaccounted for packets.

    I have used 47.8 mb in a week plus (almost always on wifi) and have sent 140 texts (apparently I am a social pariah).
  7. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Andrea and dwhip. I too will have like wifi everywhere. So i should be set with the 200mb plan. But still want to hear others input to make certain.
  8. dwhip25

    dwhip25 Member

    I am actually considering the 200mb plan based on how little i am off wifi. Went with the 2gb just in case. Going to give it 2-3 months and then change if it makes sense.
  9. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Thats a great idea, but since im only 16 i need to save money from the get go haha
  10. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    I'll be sticking with my unlimited, both family plan SMS/MMS and data lol
  11. dwhip25

    dwhip25 Member

    Then go with 200mb and download 3g watchdog. Monitor your usage and pay the extra if you go over. I may be in my late 20s but still need to save money. Hehe.
  12. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, looking for the Inspire to be my first smartphone. Just need to save a couple more bucks and wait for my upgrade.
  13. dylando808

    dylando808 Well-Known Member

    well for the first few days owning this pone i didn't change my data plan so i didn't have data access. got the 2gb data pro for hspa+ and data started working
    here's my results so far.
    i average around 40 MBs of data a day. at my workplace theres no wifi and i occasionally browse the web.
    i usually catch wifi at home after work and on weekends. so in the three days i've been at work without wifi, i've accumulated about 109MBs of data usage so far.
    i'm hoping that the 2gb plan will last me for my whole billing cycle..if it doesn't i'm gonna need to change up some browsing habits of mine ;)
  14. Kopsis

    Kopsis Well-Known Member

    I'm at 250 MB since release day. I'm on WiFi on the weekends but mobile data during the week. This data usage is mostly email, social nets, and web browsing. Very little streaming video and no streaming music.

    This is a lot less than I was expecting, but more than double what I'd been averaging per month on my Nokia N97. A 200 MB plan is probably do-able with the Inspire, but you'll have to be pretty disciplined (or have good WiFi coverage).
  15. digbickman

    digbickman Newbie

    Billion Cycle from Feb 21st-27th
    27.7 MB of 200MB

    Wifi at work, Wifi at home, Wifi at school, Wifi in downtown public, ATT hotspots, Wifi at friends house

    Pretty much only on 3G while riding transit
  16. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    The only place I have wifi is at home, anywhere else I am on AT&T's network. Which probably explains my usage. I still found it odd that early this morning when I would be sleeping I see "phone" sent data going over the mobile network, I thought all data would go over wifi if wifi was connected. Maybe its like the iPhone was, when the iPhone went to sleep it seemed to forget it was on a wifi network and send data over AT&T, then once you woke it up (press home, power, etc) it would be fully on wifi.

    For kicks in power saver I unchecked the turn off wifi checkbox. Googling this, it seems it's a common issue that data uses AT&T instead of wifi when the phone sleeps, or is inactive.
  17. bigtoysrock

    bigtoysrock Well-Known Member

    100.74 network
    714.11 wifi
    Very heavy use, usually have to fully charge phone twice a day.
    Those numbers are from launch date.
  18. kle

    kle Lurker

    what do you use to monitor your total data usage, including wifi?
    I have 3G Watchdog, but only see network usage there.
  19. rmreid

    rmreid Android Enthusiast

    14 of 28 days of my billing cycle:
    359.89 of 2048 mb
    366 messages

    WiFi at home, and public places but not at work
  20. kb58

    kb58 Well-Known Member

    I use Netcounter
    287 total and of that, 204 is wifi.

  21. Hmm netcounter huh gonna check that out
  22. bigtoysrock

    bigtoysrock Well-Known Member

    +1 netcounter
  23. donalson

    donalson Newbie

    net counter starting on feb1...

    ATT network 140.70mb
    wifi 2.111 GB

    once I get a tape adapter in my car I'll start killing a bit more bandwidth with pandora lol... I did a bit over 250mb my 1st month with an android but I was using a very slow phone and very cautious about my data use and using opera (worked a lot better on the backflip) with the mid quality pics (uses less data)... I browse a few photo forums and such on occasion...
  24. ooolalacey

    ooolalacey Newbie

    day 9, 70.31 MB.. been on wifi 90% of the time
  25. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    One problem with Netcounter is that the app hasn't had an update since May.

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