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

  1. kb58

    kb58 Well-Known Member

    Well, assuming the data it produces is accurate, an update isn't necessary.
     

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  2. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    My usage has been sporadic since I started messing around with custom roms. One thing for certain though is that I was pulling more data with the stock HTC Sense rom. I can't pull up my billing cycle because I changed over to the 2gb Pro Data plan but when I first got my phone the day before launch, I pulled in about 130MB the 1st day. This was with everything syncing, (HTC, Google), online poker, pandora, youtubeing and heavy browsing. I have since adjusted my pattern and I average around 30 - 34MB daily.

    Now that I'm running CyanogenMod 7, since Feb 25th, I have used 78.03MB. Today I'm at 10.54MB. There's wifi at work but the reception doesn't reach my office, so unless I sneak to the staircase to grab wifi for a quick download I'm usually running 9hrs data throughout the day and then switch to wifi when I get home. I would consider myself a middle/heavy user. It seems like I'm always browsing the Web.

    I would guesstimate that I'm in the 450 - 500MB range of 2GB. Once my billing rolls over I'll be able to monitor it through the My AT&T app.
     
  3. Today so far
    5.78 network
    113.87 WiFi
     
  4. sgtrutledge

    sgtrutledge Newbie

    1.5 gb network
    9.67 gb wifi
    11,256 txt
     
  5. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    I hope you realize "unlimited" is still soft capped at 5GB? While they may not charge you or do anything now they contractually have every right to cancel your data plan if your usage is "excessive" (its their definition of excessive not yours) and/or charge you for anything above 5GB/month.

    That said, i'm not that far behind you.. 901mb as if today.

    This is all in the fine print that no one but me usually reads :p:eek:
     
  6. sgtrutledge

    sgtrutledge Newbie

    Ah my data cycle ends today and restarts tmo. So it will be ok :)
     
  7. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    Mine is the 2nd, I was just giving you a heads up since you area fellow heavy data user :)
     
  8. LittleAnt

    LittleAnt Well-Known Member

    Call *3282#
    This is AT&T's automated MMI service. They'll send back a text message with the following info:
    Your next bill cycle
    Data Usage
    Text Usage


    This is all, of course, network data usage, not WIFI.
     
  9. dylando808

    dylando808 Well-Known Member

    wow i got my first smartphone about a year ago and never broke the 1GB mark on network.
    but then again i'm still a smartphone newb and just got my first android so between now and the end of my contract i might pass that mark :) lol
     
  10. rewd

    rewd Newbie

    I'm not on an Android yet but for the month of February I used 8883.7 MB on my BB Bold 9700. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    And no, I am NOT tethering or watching/downloading videos (who would want to on a BB?). This is purely some random web browsing following by 9+ hours a day/5 days a week of Slacker Radio/Sirius radio streaming. Plus an additional 1.5-2 hours of music streaming while I walk my dogs on Saturday and Sunday as well. :D
     
  11. LittleAnt

    LittleAnt Well-Known Member

    i sure hope you have unlimited usage, with that big, green, smug happy face at the end of your post...
     
  12. ooolalacey

    ooolalacey Newbie

    I downloaded netcounter, pretty cool! I have used 18.52MB on network and 425.17MB on wifi since I downloaded it after I posted last. I hope that netcounter is accurate, lol I am still gonna be double checking with AT&T until I'm sure
     
  13. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    Just checked my usage and I'm at 940MB of 2GB ... a lot more than I thought
     
  14. tonyb81

    tonyb81 Android Enthusiast

    do you do streaming of any kind?
     
  15. KenG10

    KenG10 Well-Known Member

    Whoa! That's a lot of music streaming!!:eek: After I get headphones tonight, I think I will be doing some streaming of my own, too.
     
  16. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    Oh yea I stream videos through the browser a lot plus youtube and pandora.

    Hell this is why we have the phone. The whole point is to enjoy it to its fullest, plus my new cycle begins in 5 days anyway LOL

    PS. I also stream free movies through Amazon with my Prime membership.

    ... and tether my ipod so I can watch Netflix.

    ... that's all though ;)
     
  17. spoiler61

    spoiler61 Newbie

    if you dont want data to run in the back ground while not on wi-fi go to settings-wirless & networks and uncheck mobile network..texting and phone works fine..
     
  18. tonyb81

    tonyb81 Android Enthusiast

    nah i wasn't judging, i was just asking cause you seemed surprised at how much you went through. seeing what you do with the phone it makes sense.
     
  19. rewd

    rewd Newbie

    Oh yea I'm unlimited. Imagine those overage charges if I wasn't. :p

    Just checked... up to 9257.4mb. Yowza. :D
     
  20. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Great point! This will definitely be helpful
     
  21. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    I was using an Aria for a couple months before getting the Inspire, so I have plenty of data usage to review online. Despite using Slacker for nearly 6 hours every day at work, I would always come close to 2gb but never go over.

    So I made the seriously dumb decision to drop down to the 2gb max from the unlimited I had. I know, I know, stupid. I regret it now. :(

    Although I have everything set-up the same (background sync, apps, etc) and still use Slacker (set to high-quality--I experimented and default quality uses 70%), I'm using a TON more data per day than I ever did before.

    I've been listening to Slacker for about 5 hours today and my data total is 352mb!! :eek:

    I'm at 1.2gb for the month and only have one more work day in my billing month so I won't go over. But, it looks like Slacker is going to have to be a occasional luxury from now on.

    Does "I'm a dumbass and can I please have my unlimited data back" work as an excuse with AT&T? :eek:
     
  22. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    I have seen on other forums that saying "I hear Verizon is letting people sign up for unlimited data" has helped. Of course if you are in contract this may not help much, but its worth a shot. When you call AT&T select the "cancel my account/lines" options, that will route you to customer retention. I have had best results with them over the standard AT&T Business Care folks.

    It can't hurt to try, the worst case scenario is you are stuck with the 2GB data plan you switched to :)
     
  23. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    If you want unlimited data just try the iPhone 2g trick. Buy an old iPhone 2g, activate it through itunes, the only data option is unlimited data. At least this is what I've been told.
     
  24. LittleAnt

    LittleAnt Well-Known Member

    there's no way that can work....... can it?
     
  25. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    From what I've read, it works because the iPhone 2G plans are a completely different code, and were not adjusted with the new data rates. So unless AT&T changes them, or adds an exception to not allow it, it should work fine. Once you have unlimited then switch over the Inspire and request that you keep your grandfathered plan. New and current customers have claimed that the loophole works.

    If i had a 2G iphone , I'd try it LOL
     
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