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02-14-2012 11:00 PM
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  1. ccrraaiigg007's Avatar
    I check by dialing *DATA# for data and *MIN# for minutes. I only use 250MB a month. Background tasks that only update the live tiles are not data hogs. they are usually 10 kb or so. as long as you don't stream video you should be fine.
    02-06-2012 09:54 PM
  2. bbennett40's Avatar
    I stream music almost daily at work via Zune Marketplace and Tunein with no wifi access. I only have wifi at home. I use the My AT&T app to keep an eye on it. I generally bump against the 2GB cap and have to curtail my usage towards the end of the month. I was pleased to see the new plan and get another GB or only $5 rather than the $10 I was paying before. Not overly happy as I still think this is too expensive, but it's better than before for me.
    02-07-2012 06:55 AM
  3. 5tephen's Avatar
    I came close to 2 GB last month but that was only cause our router crapped out a couple times.

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    02-07-2012 07:16 AM
  4. Winterfang's Avatar
    I don't stream music but I really want to be able to stream the preview songs on Zune, after finding on with Bing Audio so I can't know if that's the same version and the occasional youtube video once a week.

    I'm still don't know if AT&T or T-mobile grrr. What I'm sure is that my carrier needs to go. (Unless they of course improve their signal like they promise me)
    02-07-2012 07:16 AM
  5. 5tephen's Avatar
    Oh, and also cause once I hit 200 GB on Cox, they throttle my speeds so I go from 15-20 MB/s to like 5-7.

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    02-07-2012 07:17 AM
  6. Winterfang's Avatar
    How do you hit 200GB? My computer doesn't even hold that much GB :O
    02-07-2012 08:14 AM
  7. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Good God 200GB! Surprised they didn't send some reps over and smash your phone!! O_o

    Sent from my Galaxy S II
    02-07-2012 08:16 AM
  8. bush715's Avatar
    Nevermind
    Last edited by bush715; 02-07-2012 at 09:21 AM.
    02-07-2012 09:10 AM
  9. btbam91's Avatar
    With all that WiFi, I am surprised you use any 3G data at all.
    Haha same. But when I am walking around campus and want to stream music from last.fm or something, I turn WiFi off because it keeps cutting it and out as it's trying to pick it up through different routers.
    02-07-2012 10:52 AM
  10. 5tephen's Avatar
    Good God 200GB! Surprised they didn't send some reps over and smash your phone!! O_o

    Sent from my Galaxy S II
    No, no I meant my ISP is Cox, and once you've used 200 GB of data they throttle your speeds. Not ATT. Sorry for the confusion.

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    02-07-2012 11:26 AM
  11. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    No, no I meant my ISP is Cox, and once you've used 200 GB of data they throttle your speeds. Not ATT. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Haha, I'm so glad my home internet connection doesn't have a cap. Yet. I have family in Australia, and I think the providers have caps there.
    02-07-2012 03:35 PM
  12. Winterfang's Avatar
    My ISP provider cap is 40GB. Most people told me I was an ***** etc... I don't even has 40GB of data in my computer and I've being with them from more than a year :D.
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    02-07-2012 03:48 PM
  13. ninjaap's Avatar
    My WiFi is on 24/7.
    02-07-2012 04:04 PM
  14. 5tephen's Avatar
    Haha, I'm so glad my home internet connection doesn't have a cap. Yet. I have family in Australia, and I think the providers have caps there.
    Who do you have, Time Warner? I had Time Warner before I got stationed here in Arizona, but I've honestly never had a faster internet connection than I do now. Especially not for $50 a month.
    02-07-2012 04:09 PM
  15. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Who do you have, Time Warner? I had Time Warner before I got stationed here in Arizona, but I've honestly never had a faster internet connection than I do now. Especially not for $50 a month.
    Yup, Time Warner. 20Mbps/2Mbps for $50. My friend somehow got a special deal for 30/5 for the same price. They wouldn't give it to me though. :(

    What are your speeds?
    02-07-2012 04:33 PM
  16. 5tephen's Avatar
    Yup, Time Warner. 20Mbps/2Mbps for $50. My friend somehow got a special deal for 30/5 for the same price. They wouldn't give it to me though. :(

    What are your speeds?
    Well currently in the throttled state because of passing my 200 GB cap. However, I've gotten anywhere from 17 to 25 Mbps d/l and anywhere from 5 to 9 Mbps u/l. But on the web site my internet package is listed as 18/4 Mbps u/l and d/l.
    02-07-2012 04:55 PM
  17. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Well currently in the throttled state because of passing my 200 GB cap. However, I've gotten anywhere from 17 to 25 Mbps d/l and anywhere from 5 to 9 Mbps u/l. But on the web site my internet package is listed as 18/4 Mbps u/l and d/l.
    Oh wow, that's pretty good. I could use the extra upload speeds.
    02-07-2012 04:59 PM
  18. Inka's Avatar
    If you have a rough idea of what your data usage will consist of on a monthly basis then check out the data calculator on the at&t website. I'm sure these are just estimates as it's not possible to accurately calculate usage on the mobile network.

    I've never used it but I stumbled upon it last week while perusing the site so I hiope this helps a bit!

    AT&T Data Calculator
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    02-08-2012 07:58 AM
  19. Winterfang's Avatar
    It says here almost 3GB of data which what I'm currently using. I also put some video streaming and stuff. 30 minutes of music a day and 140 minutes of video a month.

    I don't use neither but I wanted to be sure.
    Last edited by Winterfang; 02-08-2012 at 08:36 AM.
    02-08-2012 08:29 AM
  20. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    The only times I have ever cracked 1 GB is when I use my tethering feature on my Nokia N8 for road trips. I watch full movies on Netflix, iHeartRadio, and share it with my little brother's iPod. Otherwise, I hover around 200-300 MB. I mostly do Twitter on my phone, so what little data that takes up, as well as some internet radio when I am in my truck. I am grandfathered into the unlimited data package at $30/month from AT&T, and with the latest changes, I think I may stay here, unless I get the "official" tethering package, which includes 5 GB data.
    02-08-2012 09:23 AM
  21. Dr Widdleguy's Avatar
    I barely break 800mb's a month. I use to use the AT&T data texts just to get a rough idea on how much I've used so far, but anymore I just don't worry since I still have the old unlimited plan for $30.
    02-08-2012 08:05 PM
  22. snowmutt'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 where I was going. I have WIFI at home too, but for some stupid reason I have this paranoia about going over on my data. (and of long dark hallways. But that is a different story for a different posting.). I also dial *3282# often to be sure. I have come close. But so far,have not gone over.
    02-08-2012 10:28 PM
  23. Winterfang's Avatar
    Seems like if I do go to AT&T I'll be suffering for data schizophrenia also.
    02-09-2012 08:11 AM
  24. beigsti's Avatar
    My friend has an ATT 4G phone and hates it. Very slow. My Samsung S 4G beats his hands down any I pay much less per month.
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 02-10-2012 at 02:32 AM.
    02-10-2012 12:57 AM
  25. Winterfang's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral.

    Do you know exactly which phone does he have? I'm guessing the Samsung S is the Focus S, so it should be running on the same data speeds.


    Also I went to AT&T and the girl that attended was very informative and answered all my questions, she didn't knew about the Lumia 900 but It not like she has not know about an unreleased phone. Sadly AT&T doesn't have any wifi hotspots in Puerto Rico... This is bad news for me.
    02-10-2012 06:41 AM
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