Something I noticed on my wifes area and my work torch is they both have options to turn on or off the data reception. Kind of defeates the purpose of having a smart phone. But with wifi being more available everyday. Its almost tempting to go with the lowest data plan offered and just use the wifi receiver on the device. You could always turn the data back on if something couldn't wait. I know that's sorta off topic butr just came to mind.
I've never had AT&T send me a warning when I get close to my text message or data caps before.. are you sure this is normal procedure? (Granted, I only had 1mb of transfer before, but still - is this normal, or is it something that's only done with smartphone data plans?)
I'm 14 days in I'm just at 200MB--so 2GB is certainly more than enough for my needs. Granted, I have WiFi at home and my work so I use that when available. But even over 3G,unless you're streaming Netflix everyday, I can't see it being a problem.
Plus the AT&T app on the device lets you live-check your numbers (sms, minutes and data usage) making it quite easy to keep track.
Pretty happy with AT&T so far, which I'm even surprised at saying. Also just got my 20% company discount (Cornell), making their price more acceptable.
Edit: I don't use Facebook nor automatically save to Skydrive for photos. So I'm not too typical in that regard.
Holy crap. I'll never understand how you guys do this without tethering.
What do you DO on your phone?
well the majority of it is Zune and Office file downloads.. but I've watched some Netflix. If they have 3G syncing of podcasts, I'd be over 5GB easy right now. I guess the 3000+ photos I have synced w/ Skydrive probably isn't helping either..
Unlike most people I know, I no longer carry around an MP3 player of any sort with me and haven't for a while.. That's why I thank God that I'm still on AT&T's 5GB/mo plan LOL
Zune and Office file downloads.. 3000+ photos synced w/ Skydrive
I didn't think of skydrive. I know android users that use this much, and it blows my mind - but that could make a huge difference. I'm pretty sure ill still be able to pull off 200mb to spare easy, I just don't use data that much, and when I do, i'm often around Wifi, but man - that's amazing!
At least you're getting your value out of your data plan!
I've hit a little over a gb so far in 2 weeks, which is a down month for me. Just for reference, my first month on my hd2 I got throttled by mobile with a week to go in the cycle. I think for me I am using the work WiFi more since the reception on this phone is worse for me at work and it won't hold a 3g signal.
I have a question about this - when I turn my WIFI on, should I turn my data connection off, or do I not need to?
I've read a couple of things like this - you can actually turn 3G data off? Does this effect anything else, like phone calls or text messages? Although this isn't necessary, it's still a big deal to me to know i can turn it off - with only 200mb a month, knowing I can reach like, 195 and just "turn it off" for the rest of the month to make sure I go over sounds like a big deal.
You can really do that? That's awesome.
(Can't see for myself yet, because my phone is still in the mail. Should be here today)