02-14-2012 11:00 PM
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  1. Winterfang's Avatar
    What app do you use to show you? Any settings you particulary use? Mango seems to be doing lots of stuff under the background so it seems like it should go easily over the 2GB.
    02-06-2012 08:34 AM
  2. jimski's Avatar
    The My AT&T app. Usually updates once per day. Just for perspective, I have an unlimited plan, but I keep WiFi enabled 24/7 because my Home/Office connections are way faster than AT&T's limp 0.6 to 1.5Mbps 3G data signal. With 8 background tasks, 4 email accounts and various push apps working, plus the occasional usage outside the range of WiFi (don't get out much) I average about 220MB/month in 3G usage. So most of that 220MB would be attributed to things happening in the background. And yes, I do have the update and user experience toggles turned on for 3G. So maybe 6-7MB/day. Not that ba actually.

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    02-06-2012 08:58 AM
  3. red grenadine's Avatar
    I've never gone over 1GB without tethering
    02-06-2012 08:59 AM
  4. Silverdogz's Avatar
    Don't watch a video on data it will suck data like there's no tomorrow. But other than that 2GB is enough for everything else.

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    02-06-2012 09:02 AM
  5. Winterfang's Avatar
    I only have one Background task on Accuweather. Most live tiles update without the need for it. But is just that after hearing so much terrible stuff about T-mobile I really don't want to get stuck in another terrible carrier and their Windows Phone offering are pretty awful too.
    02-06-2012 09:02 AM
  6. Winterfang's Avatar
    Don't watch a video on data it will suck data like there's no tomorrow. But other than that 2GB is enough for everything else.

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    What about Pandora/Zune pass?
    02-06-2012 09:10 AM
  7. kylej1050's Avatar
    I use about 220m of data per month. Most of the places I am at have wifi so its no big deal, aside from being able to stream my music I dont expect any sudden data increases on ATT over Sprint come march.
    02-06-2012 09:14 AM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    WiFi on at home. I never go over 1GB, usually around 750MB. I'll use GPS, I never stream music, but I have listened to internet radio stations from time to time.
    02-06-2012 09:16 AM
  9. Winterfang's Avatar
    How many youtube videos you think will make me pass 1GB of data?

    Edit:

    Ok so I took a look at my bills. But it doesn't show the data in GB, how much is this?

    990,429.00.
    Last edited by Winterfang; 02-06-2012 at 09:27 AM.
    02-06-2012 09:17 AM
  10. palandri's Avatar
    How many youtube videos you think will make me pass 1GB of data?
    I think there is too big of a variable there to know for sure. Some are long some are short, some are in low resolution, some are in high resolution.
    02-06-2012 09:26 AM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    Yeah I guess is true. I really really don't want a 200 dollar bill.
    02-06-2012 09:34 AM
  12. palandri's Avatar
    Yeah I guess is true. I really really don't want a 200 dollar bill.
    I would think you could monitor your data usage online through AT&T like we do in the states.
    02-06-2012 09:42 AM
  13. Winterfang's Avatar
    Yeah, what about the number I posted up there? Is that less than 1GB or is it 9GB?
    02-06-2012 09:47 AM
  14. red grenadine's Avatar
    Assuming that's in KB, so that's about 990MB which is obviously less than 1GB.

    If it were in MB, you'd be using ~990 GBs on your phone which is in the realm of impossibility
    02-06-2012 09:49 AM
  15. Winterfang's Avatar
    Mmm I guess I could live with 3GB since I'll be using Wifi more while on AT&T =)
    02-06-2012 10:07 AM
  16. bush715's Avatar
    There is still a way to get unlimited data on att
    02-06-2012 10:28 AM
  17. Winterfang's Avatar
    In a new contract? How?
    02-06-2012 10:34 AM
  18. red grenadine's Avatar
    There is still a way to get unlimited data on att
    how?
    02-06-2012 10:35 AM
  19. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Just monitor your usage through AT&T site. It'll show you how much you've used. AT&T also will send you a text when you're reaching your monthly limit.

    Wifi is pretty much everywhere nowadays. But I purposely use my 4G* network until I am darn near at the limit. It's not like they have rollover data, so I try to use it.
    02-06-2012 10:35 AM
  20. Winterfang's Avatar
    Wifi is not that spread out here and I haven't connected into a Wifi network that wasn't slower than edge.
    02-06-2012 10:42 AM
  21. btbam91's Avatar
    WiFi at home, WiFi at my apartment, WiFi on campus. I have never gone over 500 MB.

    Granted, I check my data by dialing *3282#
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    02-06-2012 11:10 AM
  22. bush715's Avatar
    In a new contract? How?
    You have to get the original iphone because the plan needs to be activated on itunes. The sim MUST not have been used on an iphone EVER.You then choose the unlimited 2g plan with 200 texts. After activating the sim on the iphone you gave to wait around 72 hrs for it to take effect on the account. Then switch the sim to the desired sim call att you are then grandparented to that unlimited data they will then upgrade you to unlimited 3g/4g. Has bern verified on xda and by two att employees I know.
    Last edited by bush715; 02-06-2012 at 02:15 PM.
    02-06-2012 02:08 PM
  23. 5tephen's Avatar
    WiFi at home, WiFi at my apartment, WiFi on campus. I have never gone over 500 MB.

    Granted, I check my data by dialing *3282#
    That's what I do, too. Because that way it comes through as a text and you're not using any data to find out.
    02-06-2012 02:18 PM
  24. HeyCori's Avatar
    Wifi at home
    Wifi at work

    Turned wifi off on my phone. I wanted to see how much data I actually use. Discovered that I used my wifi in spurts. I'm halfway through my month and I'm only at 300 or so MBs out of 2GBs. My usage spikes depending on how I feel like using my phone. Some days are video heavy but often I'm browsing the net (I do that a lot) or using integrated services like mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. My home just recently got actual 4G (not LTE). It's still "slow" but more than capable of handling video streaming. However, video streaming isn't too bad when I'm on regular 3G.
    02-06-2012 02:42 PM
  25. palandri's Avatar
    WiFi at home, WiFi at my apartment, WiFi on campus. I have never gone over 500 MB.

    Granted, I check my data by dialing *3282#
    With all that WiFi, I am surprised you use any 3G data at all.
    02-06-2012 04:10 PM
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