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  1. jdeshong's Avatar
    Holy data! I have used 40GB this month. Mostly from using a netflix app on my HDTV and my son playing call of duty on his PS3. I watched Pulp Fiction in HD a few days ago and it used up 3GB! Just wondering if I am going to show up on VZ "top data user list". I would like to fly under the radar if possible.
    06-23-2011 12:59 PM
  2. zog1977's Avatar
    Holy data! I have used 40GB this month. Mostly from using a netflix app on my HDTV and my son playing call of duty on his PS3. I watched Pulp Fiction in HD a few days ago and it used up 3GB! Just wondering if I am going to show up on VZ "top data user list". I would like to fly under the radar if possible.
    this is exactly why we must pay for wireless hotspot and such outrageous data fees.It is because of people like this.

    Get a real ISP for those things. You bog doen the network and raise prices for all of us.

    unreal.

    this pisses me off
    06-23-2011 01:01 PM
  3. lornaevo's Avatar
    Yeah, 40gb is way too much. Verizon should send you a bill for all that tethering. That is surely abuse of the network
    06-23-2011 01:08 PM
  4. ieko's Avatar
    As LTE becomes the norm.. I suspect many people may not see the need to have landline data + wireless (just like phones). Usage like that will probably become normal heh.

    I personally stream audio all the time (and hope to eventually stream video -- i.e. sports).

    Current usage is about ~6GB/month
    06-23-2011 01:09 PM
  5. zog1977's Avatar
    As LTE becomes the norm.. I suspect many people may not see the need to have landline data + wireless (just like phones). Usage like that will probably become normal heh.

    I personally stream audio all the time (and hope to eventually stream video -- i.e. sports).

    Current usage is about ~6GB/month
    mine is the same 6-8 gigs, and i use the phone ALOT.

    it is abuse.
    06-23-2011 01:14 PM
  6. tbns's Avatar
    I've hit 25.5 GB over 20 days; 10 left in the cycle. The majority of it is probably the downloading of my Google Music library for offline use; as well as Netflix, some tethering, and several 1 GB test download files that I downloaded when I was on the phone with Verizon customer service about spotty tethering (that was their suggestion). Also ROMs tend to be 200-300 mb, and I tend to download them directly to the phone when I'm at work. I suspect my data usage will drastically decrease next month, just because the novelty of things will wear off.

    Not something I brag about.
    06-23-2011 01:15 PM
  7. dcviper's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm gonna have to go ahead and agree with the other posters here. I don't want to make accusations, but it wouldn't surprise me if users like you were the reason Verizon feels it has to jack up the price for data.

    Data in the wireless segment isn't like DSL or DOCSIS. We all have to share the radio channels that exist. If you pull down 40 Gb, that's 40Gb someone else can't use. Capacity is extremely limited compared to a landline. You don't have a channel dedicated to you that sits idle if you aren't using it.

    Please don't cry and whine if big red cancels your contract for cause. No one here will be terribly sympathetic, I think.
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    06-23-2011 01:16 PM
  8. tbns's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm gonna have to go ahead and agree with the other posters here. I don't want to make accusations, but it wouldn't surprise me if users like you were the reason Verizon feels it has to jack up the price for data.

    Data in the wireless segment isn't like DSL or DOCSIS. We all have to share the radio channels that exist. If you pull down 40 Gb, that's 40Gb someone else can't use. Capacity is extremely limited compared to a landline. You don't have a channel dedicated to you that sits idle if you aren't using it.

    Please don't cry and whine if big red cancels your contract for cause. No one here will be terribly sympathetic, I think.
    I would be very surprised if Verizon would actually end up canceling a contract unless a user was pulling down 40 GB a month, every month, without paying for tethering. I've hit a pretty big data usage amount this month, mainly because of playing around with the phone. The worst that would happen would be throttling... but I'm no expert in this arena! Before downloading a bunch of test files when tethering, I asked the customer service rep. if I would get penalized for downloading such a massive amount, and she said absolutely not, that I have the unlimited plan. I bet you they will throttle if you hit a certain point, though.
    06-23-2011 01:23 PM
  9. EisBlade's Avatar
    ....they will throttle if you hit a certain point, though.
    I agree. I foresee throttling and/or tiered data plans before cancelling occurs. They will figure out a way to adapt their profitability as users adapt use of their phones.
    06-23-2011 01:33 PM
  10. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Holy data! I have used 40GB this month. Mostly from using a netflix app on my HDTV and my son playing call of duty on his PS3. I watched Pulp Fiction in HD a few days ago and it used up 3GB! Just wondering if I am going to show up on VZ "top data user list". [HL]I would like to fly under the radar if possible[/HL].
    That ship has sailed my friend. And yes most likely you are on "Verizons Most Wanted List". BTW, if you would use your Wifi you would avoid the excessive data you are pilfering.
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    06-23-2011 01:42 PM
  11. zog1977's Avatar
    That ship has sailed my friend. And yes most likely you are on "Verizons Most Wanted List". BTW, if you would use your Wifi you would avoid the excessive data you are pilfering.
    what he said
    06-23-2011 01:46 PM
  12. potatolover1102's Avatar
    This is beyond abuse. Thank you for ushering in the early demise of unlimited data!! 40gb!! WTF!@!@@!
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    06-23-2011 01:46 PM
  13. Serious's Avatar
    I've never hit above 4gb in a month.

    Sent from my Galaxy Tab 10.1 via Tapatalk
    06-23-2011 01:49 PM
  14. TBolt2011's Avatar
    While I agree 40gb might be abuse of the network, at the same time Verizon (along with the smartphone makers/sellers/etc. in general) have said that people who root and abuse these things are a pretty extreme minority. Well we're talking about tethering here, but obviously to tether like this you need to root.

    Anyways, there comes a time where it is abusive as opposed to feeling like we pay for what we're using. I think you may have crossed it, lol.

    40GB is a lot though! And admittedly impressive, even if I don't support. I only use between 2-4 during the summer months, and MAYBE 6-7 during the school year for streaming music and killing time between/during boring classes. Actually, expect that 6-7 to rise this fall since I finally have Netflix.
    06-23-2011 03:04 PM
  15. SoDev's Avatar
    6-7 gb is the most I've ever used and i'm always on wifi at home.
    06-23-2011 03:27 PM
  16. Forgetful's Avatar
    Um 3GB? And I use my phone quite bit. Though I'm on wifi if Im at home
    06-23-2011 03:32 PM
  17. breugel's Avatar
    That ship has sailed my friend. And yes most likely you are on "Verizons Most Wanted List". BTW, if you would use your Wifi you would avoid the excessive data you are pilfering.
    He is not pilfering anything. They offered free tethering and unlimited data. He has every right to use as much as he wants. They offered it to get people hooked and then at a later date change it. This is from somebody that uses no more than 1 gb from my phone.
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    06-23-2011 03:36 PM
  18. jessesmith8888's Avatar
    this is exactly why we must pay for wireless hotspot and such outrageous data fees.It is because of people like this.

    Get a real ISP for those things. You bog doen the network and raise prices for all of us.

    unreal.

    this pisses me off
    Teathering is free right now. Who says he's rooted?

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
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    06-23-2011 03:37 PM
  19. pennywise's Avatar
    I use about 20 gb a month and once football starts that number might go up. I pay for unlimited data and I will use as much as I can. That 20gb a month is streaming movies or tv for about 12 hours a week. When I am home I turn WiFi on.
    06-23-2011 03:47 PM
  20. SoDev's Avatar
    He is not pilfering anything. They offered free tethering and unlimited data. He has every right to use as much as he wants. They offered it to get people hooked and then at a later date change it. This is from somebody that uses no more than 1 gb from my phone.
    Teathering is free right now. Who says he's rooted?

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    I was thinking the same thing.
    06-23-2011 03:48 PM
  21. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    He is not pilfering anything. They offered free tethering and unlimited data. He has every right to use as much as he wants. They offered it to get people hooked and then at a later date change it. This is from somebody that uses no more than 1 gb from my phone.
    When Verizon offered the unlimited data plans, they did not expect users to use their phones to replace their internet service providor. In the same way that you or others here feel that Verizon takes advantage of its customers in other areas, this is an example of a customer taking advantage of the situation: pure and simple abuse. We can agree to disagree. I for one think it is abusive, and by the looks of it I am not alone. Just because you can does not mean you should!
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    06-23-2011 03:56 PM
  22. Thig's Avatar
    I dont't think I have even cracked 1gb yet. That sounds like abuse of the system to me.
    06-23-2011 04:00 PM
  23. l0wr1d3r's Avatar
    So what is the consensus number in GB for "abusive"?

    Avg 12-15GB/mo.
    06-23-2011 04:02 PM
  24. 480volts's Avatar
    Geez, where do you guys find the time to use the phone that much, 1 to 2 gigs max for me. I think that is why God made laptops and cable telco isp's
    06-23-2011 04:18 PM
  25. pennywise's Avatar
    Geez, where do you guys find the time to use the phone that much, 1 to 2 gigs max for me. I think that is why God made laptops and cable telco isp's
    I don't have computer access at work. I work 6 days a week. When I am home I use the laptop.
    06-23-2011 04:30 PM
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