How much cellular data do you use each month? At what cost?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
  • poll: How much data do you have on your plan?
    1G : (5 votes)
    21 %
    2G : (3 votes)
    13 %
    3G : (4 votes)
    17 %
    4G+ : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Unlimited Data : (9 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1422 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @imsandradee:  We have unlimited data, I think it would stress me out too much to try to keep track and conserve it. I just don’t have the temperament! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    5192 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I currently have 6GB which costws $30/month…but I got that as part of a speical offer.

     

    That said, I typically use less than 1GB per month.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Zero. We are anti-smartphone people. We love the internet, but I have yet to find a legitimate need for a smartphone. We have two <$20 flip phones that we do not use as a replacement for a homephone. We go through less than 500 minutes per month combined between the two of us.

    Those I know who have smartphones would go over their data limits if they weren’t on unlimited plans.

    Post # 6
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have 1gb on my “student” plan which costs about $75 a month after tax and fees and eye gouging (Cell phone plans are notoriously awful in Canada).

    I don’t think I’ve ever gone over 400mb of that. It’s typically somewhere around 300ish, but I don’t watch videos much or use skype on my phone.

     

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    None, I’m not paying for that

    Post # 8
    Member
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    GPS doesn’t use data, just FYI. It’s a totally different function than 3G data.

    3 GB is a ton of data. Unless you are streaming stuff you really shouldn’t be using over, say, 500 MB. Also, your discount is really good if you are only paying $36 for your total bill!

    Post # 9
    Member
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @MsW-to-MrsM:  My smartphone is my GPS, music storage/device, entertainment system (lot of game), it’s my eReader, grocery list keeper, note pad, calculator, and computer when i’m on the road. It’s a lot more than just a phone (I actually don’t even talk on the phone, really, to anyone except my mom, haha.

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @crayfish:  Oh, I know it has a ton of functions. I just don’t need any of them. I have a computer and a PS3 and a Nook at home. I still use Mapquest/regular maps to navigate. I have an MP3 player at home, but I am still stuck in the CD era and haven’t really converted over to digital music. It know it’s a little silly since I imagine one day traditional cell phones will go poof, but I refuse to get a smartphone. It’s just too expensive and doesn’t appeal to me. I also really dislike that my family members who have them ( we’re talking middle-aged adults, not students or kids ) have their faces and fingers glued to them constantly.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am cheap and have a grandfathered 300mb plan.  It costs me 20 freakin dollars for that much data.  It’s ridiculous but I have to have data obviously and I don’t want to pay more at this point.  I use it up super fast just doing the occasional email and GPS, but I have so far managed to cut it off before going over ($10 fee).  The total amount of the bill is not helpful since I’m on a family plan with my parents that also includes their internet and their landline.    As soon as I get a new job, I’m ditching my current carrier for a contract free plan that offers unlimited data so I can stream music while driving (my car has a bluetooth thingy and it will also play my GPS directions from my phone but only if it’s already streaming something- so right now if I want to hear the directions over the speakers I have to listen to my voicemails on repeat lol)

    Post # 12
    Member
    1952 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m Australian and with Virgin. I pay $59 a month and get $800 of calls, free call/text Virgin to Virgin, free voicemail, unlimited texting to any network, 60c for MMS and 3.5GB of data. In a good month, I’ll go through $300 of the call credit and maybe not even a GB of data. I don’t go through a lot of the calls/data at all, but I lik knowing it’s there.

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