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  1. sfbloodbrother

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    So randomly checking data usage for playing a few hours worth of music here's what happened.

    I played Pandora for about 2 hours listening to music.

    Then I decided to listen to Slacker Radio and listened to it for about 45 minutes then I checked the data.

    This is a brand new phone. Only had it 6 hours.

    Look at how much data slacker radio used in 45 minutes compared to Pandora.

    Yes I'm on WiFi.

    Why does Slacker radio us so much more?
     

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    1) Some music just takes more data to represent it.

    2) Pandora may be using lossy compression, which cuts the data a lot, while sacrificing quality.
     
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    That may be it. Though I haven't noticed much of a quality difference.

    I know I won't be using Slacker when I'm on my 3G. Because when I listen. It's for like hours at a time. And that would be a lot of data.
     
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    Thread moved to forum where apps are discussed.

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    Won't the same amount of data be used on 4G vs 3G?
     

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