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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Wiggles, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. riffdex

    riffdex Android Enthusiast

    It's gonna be epic fail when I decide to get a new phone :/

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  2. gaajiwaaih

    gaajiwaaih Newbie

  3. nstallion

    nstallion Android Expert

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  4. Flahusky

    Flahusky Well-Known Member

    WTB thread merge...
  5. skryer

    skryer Newbie

    yeah im at the 2gb mark near the end of my billing cycle(ive hit 4gb once but that was very heavy usage of pandora/last.fm/listen)
  6. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Android Enthusiast

    So if this 1gb and 2 is normal can anyone explain that I use at least 10gb!! A month!!! I am not rooted and have NEVER tethered AND have turned emaail update to never to conserve! I also use only wifi at home. This plan will screw me. Any help on what the heck uses so much?
  7. Flahusky

    Flahusky Well-Known Member

    If your wondering how you used so much data look at your acct. online then look at the detailed data usage. Some people reported that they got hammered by the 2.1 update...
  8. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Android Enthusiast

    Well I did the manual 2.1 update and almost all my data comes in huge packs like 150 after midnight. I do not get it!
  9. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    If Verizon decides to change their pricing and we get Froyo and Flash we are all gonna be paying a BIG price.
  10. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    Damn dude. You sure you're reading your bill correctly?
  11. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    150 MB per night @ 30 days = 4.5 GB alone.....I think he is reading it right,....
  12. shaidtan

    shaidtan Member

    You can find out your data usage by dialing #3282 (#DATA). Verizon will send you a text with the info.

    Once upon a time I had a standard phone with some data (the phone had a non HTML browser). When I got an LG Env Touch I had to change my plan. Meanwhile my roommate went from a normal phone (albeit with some data as well) to a Blackberry, and had to change his plan to something else.

    With the Env Touch I had 450 minutes, unlimited SMS/MMS and unlimited data. Now with the Droid I have 450 minutes, unlimited SMS/MMS and unlimited data. I had to change my plan when I got the Droid. The only difference is that the minutes, text, and data was all one package before and now they're separate. That and it costs more now.

    I'd guess that if you went from say a Droid to an Incredible you could keep your current plan, but if you went to a phone with a fundamental difference (like 4G) you would have to change at minimum your data plan. I've had to change mine too many times to think otherwise.
  13. mclelands

    mclelands Newbie


    and still 4 days left on this cycle! :eek:
  14. I'm only hitting 177mb, but I suppose I've only had my Droid for two weeks. Still, I can't imagine that's going to skyrocket into the gigs, even if I keep up the same level of usage each day (which seems like a lot to me since I just got the phone and can't put it down).

    Considering this, a 2GB cap seems alright to me, but I'd rather have Unlimited. The best part about it is not having to worry if I'm going over any limits, so a 2GB cap would just make me paranoid, even if I never come anywhere near that much data usage.

    Say this plan goes into effect (I'm on Verzion). Would I get charged astronomical fees for going over my 2GB cap, or would it simply cut my internet capabilities for the rest of the month? I'd prefer the latter, but I'm sure it won't work that way. D:
  15. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Android Enthusiast

    See why in heaven's name are there people like me and him getting exorbitant amounts of data usage but someone after two weeks has only 177mb!!:eek::eek::eek:. Could our phones be messed up I mean what is up with this?
  16. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    It depends on what you do with the phone.

    I have well over a GB myself, but I listen to Pandora High Quality everywhere I drive to, so that is understandable, even with my continuous WiFi access at home.
  17. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    all i hear is that verizon is the only carrier that is going to follow in ATT's footsteps with eliminating the unlimited data :( makes me sad since sprint and t-mobile say they are staying away from this. if this happens then how will it effect tethering -- does anyone know what an 'average' person uses in data from web browsing when tethering? (just curious)
  18. riffdex

    riffdex Android Enthusiast

    meh, basically the only two carriers w good smartphones and now this bs :/ eventually, people will opt for other carriers that provide unlimited data, and they will be forced to remove the limit or lose all of their customers. just hope some of the other carriers get some legitimate smartphones if i have to end up switching when my vz contract ends.

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  19. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Android Expert

    The average person will be fine. One thing is for sure though, carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile will probably get a flood of customers if they don't get rid of unlimited data.
  20. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    i use my web browser on my droid a lot, and i download a lot of apps but im only at 200 megs and my cycle is up on the 18th. so i think im safe. i just wanted to make sure i could tether and if the average person will be safe on 2gigs then i guess im fine with that. but getting rid of unlimited data seems such a shame :( especially when only 2 carriers are planning on doing so and not the others.
  21. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    "Average" is meaningless from one person to the next. If you want to know how much you use then monitor your usage.
  22. DEF033

    DEF033 Lurker

    Well I can understand paying more for new technology such as LTE or 4G, but changing unlimited data plans on 3G that we have been using for years, is a little ridiculous!
  23. moynihan1129

    moynihan1129 Newbie

    This is scary. If verizon is smart, they could keep their unlimited plans and use this as a tatic to gain AT&T customers. This is scary for me--If this was the case I may switch to sprint if they continued to offer unlimited. 9.8GB last month and 3.7 so far this month (billing cycle on the 22nd). Rooted--have wifi tether but dont use it. I do stream security cameras from where I work to my phone, internet radio, update roms (download directly via 3G), youtube, pandora, and just general web browsing, but thats about it...
  24. CyberPitz

    CyberPitz Android Enthusiast

    I agree with this completely. Leave 3G alone, but do this cap on 4G.
  25. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Uh, no, capping 4G would be even worse. With how fast that is, it's like asking you to only use 2GB a month on your home connection.

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