Post # 1
Just curious to see what others burn through…
I have an AT&T iPhone, and I have a 3G per month data plan. My plan is subsidized by my employer, so I pay about $36 a month for everything. I don’t go through all of my data very often…I try to keep it turned off and rely on wifi whenever possible.
However, ocassionally when I go out of town or find myself using my GPS or Pandora a lot, I go through my data SO FAST. I got a warning last week that I had gone through 65% of my data plan already, when I still had 2.5-3 weeks left in the month, and that was just from a weekend away using the GPS app every day and staying in a hotel with no wifi. Now I’m suffering trying not to go over if at all possible to avoid fees.
What do you do?
Post # 3
@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
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
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
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
None, I’m not paying for that
Post # 8
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
@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
@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
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
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.