How Much Data do you use on your Thunderbolts?
How much data do you use on an average month on your Thunderbolts?
The only thing I basically use my currnet phone for is email and web surfing. I am being told that this will take up about 100-150 MB's of data usage per month. Would that be correct? I do not plan to stream movies or music. Thanks all.
- 06-03-2011, 03:12 PM #2
- 06-03-2011, 03:23 PM #3
I've used a hair under 100Mb, with 3 days left in my month. I'm in a 3g area however, and this makes me use WiFi quite a bit (any large downloads). I'd say the number you were given is fairly accurate, with the caveat that if you're a heavy email or internet user you could obviously see higher numbers. I check my email a dozen times or so a day, and the web 4-5. I do stream Pandora several hours a week.
What kinds of usages are you doing with your phone (any streaming? Netflix?) Thanks for the reply!
- 06-03-2011, 03:29 PM #5
I have unlimited data with VZW. I'm in a 3G area, no access to WiFi.
I use the internet daily, as I don't have a computer. I also stream Slacker Radio, watch YouTube videos, and do a lot of mailing. I don't stream TV or videos only because 3G is a bit choppy.
You will always have lower data use on BlackBerry because their data is compressed and goes through BIS.
When Netflix and Skype are released I'm sure my data usage will increase.
Around 100 MB for your usages is very encouraging since it seems like the same type of web & email usages that I would be doing.
- 06-03-2011, 03:43 PM #7
Yeah, I check out You Tube maybe 3-4 times a week. I also watch Onion news, check the local weather (including live radar) etc. I'd say I average sending 5-6 e-mail per day (text only) I also have unlimited data, so I don't make any effort to limit use. I only limit big downloads to WiFi because they can be maddeningly slow.
- 06-03-2011, 05:14 PM #8
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- 06-04-2011, 09:18 AM #12
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I don't have WiFi either at home or at work. And the wifi at the most of the public hotspots is slower than the 3G on my phone!
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- 06-04-2011, 10:26 AM #13
- 06-04-2011, 11:39 AM #14
Depends on the user. I use well of 100Mb a day on 3G/4G, and well over 500Mb a day on WiFi. If you have a good WiFi signal and don't use 3G much then you could probably get by on 100-150Mb a month (I couldn't) but I don't really see it myself.
- 06-04-2011, 11:53 AM #15
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- 06-04-2011, 03:22 PM #18
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5GB. But that was just streaming music for a little bit and mostly surfing, twitter and small stuff. I just starting using music streaming services so probably gonna be more this month. I have a sick obsession with how much data I use. Haha
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- 06-04-2011, 09:29 PM #19
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Month 1 of my Thunderbolt - 151 MB
Month 2 of my Thunderbolt - 183 MB
I work from home for my full-time job and I am in a 3G area so I pretty much use WiFI most of the time. I pretty much only use the data coverage when I am out and about, on break at my part-time job, or when I forget to turn the WiFi back on after getting back home.
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