11-27-2011, 09:40 AM #1
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Hi just wondering does streaming apps like slacker radio etc use alot of data. I mean I have verizons unlimited but I know they slow down speed if you get into top 5 percent which I dont want. Also want to say this new wpcentral mobile site and forums are awesome. Good Job!!!!
- 11-27-2011, 09:50 AM #2
I tried a little experiment a while back and Last FM (Streaming) for me used just under 600 MB in an hour. (According to my provider online data use indicator)
I have unlimited data so it doesn't effect me but was just curious what it used.
Slacker may be a different bitrate from Last FM, i have no idea as it's not available in the UK.
Seems a lot to me for an hours worth of streaming but there you go, that's what it said.
- 11-27-2011, 10:23 AM #5
- 11-27-2011, 02:21 PM #6
The dissatisfaction with the bandwidth limits and overage charges will make people want to store media on their phones locally and WP, with limited and fixed storage, will hurt them, especially the 8GB phones.
- 11-27-2011, 05:12 PM #7
- 11-27-2011, 05:25 PM #8
Normal price is £25 ($38.00) per month, I pay less with a loyalty bonus. (I pay £15)
For the £25 you get 5000 same network minutes, 2000 any network or landline minutes and 5000 texts
This also comes with truly unlimited data. (No caps or fair usage policy or throttling)
It's scary hearing about the US tariffs you mentioned previously palandri, Yikes!
Oh i forgot to mention tethering is allowed too, it's also included. :)
Last edited by TheWeeBear; 11-27-2011 at 05:34 PM.
- 11-27-2011, 05:40 PM #9
On a serious note, I think is just basic Keynesian economics in play. When demand is high the price goes up, when demand is low the price goes down. I would guess it is just high demand in the U.S, keeping the price high.
- 11-27-2011, 05:49 PM #10
Well the other networks here, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile etc have similar priced plans but they have rediculous data limits and 3 are leading the way with their data plan.
Loads of course are jumping ship and now 3 are the fastest growing UK network.
Good on them I say. :)
It isn't all good news of course, they have a stinky old Nokia Lumia 800 and no Titan! Pah! :(
But that means when i buy my Titan i will still be able to use my upgrade for that lovely new Nokia Ace that they will have in the new year right ? LOL :)
07-25-2012, 05:44 AM #14
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The only reason why United States cell phone carriers are charging more for data usage is because the government(FCC) has set all sorts of regulations in place that are financially killing the major cell phone service carriers. To call or text is free, but 2 GB of data cost 30$ monthly. If you accidentally use 2.1 GB some companies will charge you an additional 30$ for 2 more GB, which is the lowest, and most common unit they sell data in. It is really a shame. I accidentally used 2.02 GB of data on the last day of my billing cycle at around 10 P.M.. The cycle would have reset at 12: A.M., allowing me 2 more GB. I still had to pay for the entire 2 GB. It is all because government (FCC) controls and regulations.
04-14-2013, 03:52 PM #15
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think you Meant to say 60 MB per hour. According to the Verizon data calculator:
How much data is it for Smartphones?
Email (text only) = 10 KB
Web Access (internet and Intranet) = 400 KB
Audio Streaming = 60 MB/hr
Audio Track Download (3 1/2 min at 192 kbps = 7MB
3G Video Streaming = 250 MB/hr
3G Verizon Video & NFL Mobile Streaming = 125 MB/hr
4G Video Streaming = 350 MB/hr
Digital Photo download/upload (Hi-Res) = 3 MB
Navigation Turn by Turn Directions*** = 5 MB/hr
1 MB = 1,024 KB
1 GB = 1,024 MB