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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by _Cody_, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
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    I want to make sure I can keep myself from going over my 200mb plan. So my question is, how much data does the sense weather widget use? And what are some tips on how you get by on the 200mb plan

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  2. t3true

    t3true Newbie

    I used 100 MB of data 3 user heavy days.. I say go for the 2gb plan and lower your text plan.. I HAD TO! :/
  3. Allenfx

    Allenfx Android Enthusiast

    I thought i was a heavy user but when i checked my usage..i have barely gone over 1g twice in almost 2 years. Of course that would put me in the 2g plan (currently on unlimited) but as these phones get faster and 4gh speeds come out..increased usage is inevitible...i am thinking ill stay on unlimited. Also bear in mind that i do MUCH MORE THAN THAT..but much of it ended up being wi-fi at my house or girl friends house...

    200 is for VERY LIGHT users only.
  4. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    I will be a very light user. I will only view a couple web pages a day. Check scores. And use the weather widget. Which brings me back to my original question, do any of you know how much data is used by the sense widgets? And the 200mb plan is my only option since I'm only 16.

    Ps. I have wifi at my house and will do all my downloading and heavy browsing there.
  5. Jogi

    Jogi Well-Known Member

    I don't think the sense weather widget will use that much data. If you have a bunch of widgets running that will use a lot of data (in respect to only having 200mb). Like stated above, 200mb is for very light usage. I am on wifi most of the time and I still use 600-800mb per month. I do stream a lot of music in the car and also use the navigation. When I had my iphone I could of probably gotten by using the 200mb plan but I would have been cutting it close. For some reason I used a lot more data on my captivate when I had it. I currently have a samsung focus and I seem to also be using more data then when I had my iphone. It is probably due to the fact that widgets/tiles are constantly updating. I would say I use about twice as much data as when I had my iphone. So in my opinion, 200mb of data will last you longer on an iphone then on an android device. I personally would not get a 200mb plan on an android device, it can do so much but will eat up the data.
  6. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    Pony up the extra $10 per month to go up to 2GB data. It'll be much easier that way.
  7. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    I don't have access to wifi at work, so everything during the day is over the data network. In the last 7 days, I've used 21.27mb on my Aria. Usage comes from Gmail, hourly weather updates on the Sense Clock, and hourly updates on my Twitter feeds. I didn't use the browser at all.

    IF you don't stream music, IF you don't use navigation much, IF browsing is limited, and IF you limit yourself to app downloads/updates only on Wifi, you may be able to get by with the 200mb limit.
  8. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    Seriously... you can find $0.34 per day to cover the extra $10 for the month. It's a lot better than trying to shoehorn yourself into a data plan that is extremely tough to stay within.
  9. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Im pretty sure i can pull it off. I dont have a need to stream music, or use naviagation. I dont have a facebook or twitter for they are time wasting. I wont use any other data pulling widgets other than the clock and weather widget. I am home often and have wifi almost everywhere i go, i just want to be able to use some data when i dont have wifi.

    Also, isn't there a way to just turn the data toggle off? if i do seem to get close i will just turn off the data and use it as a texting and calling device until the next cycle.
  10. lacoste_rocker

    lacoste_rocker Well-Known Member

    I would just spend the extra cash and get the 2 gigs with all the updating the phone uses it would be smart.
    Some examples of apps/ widgets that are constently updating are:
    Friend stream (or any social networking widget)
    The weather apps.
    your mail widgets
    youtube widget
    Especially if you download allot of things from the market place.
    I mean I would get the 2 gigs just my opinion though. It is better to be safe than sorry.
  11. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    As I have said I'm only 16 and don't have the extra cash. Also I dont have any social network needs but some of you don't read and just post whatever you think. I will only use it with apps and the weather. No other widgets
  12. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    If you can't afford an extra $10 a month, maybe you shouldn't be thinking about this phone then. As it's been stated above... you can rip through 200MB in a month, easily, by not doing much. Sure, you may be around WiFi a lot, but what about if you go on a trip somewhere that DOESN'T have Wifi. You could eat through that a lot in just a matter of days.
  13. harlenm

    harlenm Well-Known Member

    Get the 200mb plan. You'll get an sms from att if you are approaching your limit, if you go over, you can upgrade to the 2gb and it will be retroactive to the beginning of your billing cycle. When it ends, you can downgrade again to the 200mb plan.
  14. Chapp1e

    Chapp1e Android Enthusiast

    I use about 1-3gb a month depending on the month.
  15. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the help. Still gonna get the phone with the 200mb plan
  16. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Android Enthusiast

    My Inspire will be living on a WiFi connection, so I don't have to worry about things of this nature. And I'll get better battery life!

  17. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Nice! Same here hopefully :D
  18. Faramir82

    Faramir82 Newbie

  19. Mine as well I have wifi at work and at home so 70 hours a week at work and most of the rest at home I say 95% im good
  20. pinbak

    pinbak Well-Known Member

    I don't have wifi at work, just home. So I have to get the 2gb plan plus at nights or weekends I am not near the wifi even if it was there and use my phone then too. But 2GB is Ok!! :)

  21. Yea you wont use 2g unless your.streaming all the time
  22. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Andrea, what plan are you gonna get?

  23. Well I have the unlimited because of my iphones but I almost never go over 1g with all my wifi access so if I didn't have that I would get the 15 probably
  24. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member
    Thread Starter

    Alright, i should be set
  25. thoffland

    thoffland Well-Known Member

    If you have $6 to spare on an app, you could try Tasker. I've never used it (stupid iphone) but plan on getting it for the Inspire. It sounds like you could probably set it to run the automatic apps (like weather) only when your on a wifi network. Might be worth looking into.

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