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  1. cj100570's Avatar
    I'm on an unlimited plan and usually average about 70GB a month. Two months ago I decided to see how much data I could use streaming Pandora/Slacker/Crackle/Netflix/YouTube to my TV via MHL. Last month I used just over 100GB. This month....


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    mrxblue likes this.
    11-25-2012 02:22 PM
  2. Bond32's Avatar
    Ha wow that's a lot. Most I hit was 100 and I got really nervous...

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    11-25-2012 10:53 PM
  3. paul-c's Avatar
    Smoke em while you've got em, I guess. The most I've used in a month was a little over 8GB. I was streaming Netflix during airport delays on a vacation I took earlier this year.

    Sent from my Panasonic ELUGA
    11-25-2012 11:02 PM
  4. cj100570's Avatar
    I got the idea from a friend of mine that works at Verizon. She dumped cable 2 years ago and uses her phone as a hotspot for her laptop, tablet, GoogleTV, etc. She said she uses about 120GB a month. I decided to see how much I'd use if I did everything using my phones connection that I had been using my home cable for. 255 gigs later I have my answer. Lol.
    11-25-2012 11:04 PM
  5. dragonsamus's Avatar
    I average 5-10 GB a month. I thought I was a heavy user. :-P

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    11-26-2012 05:33 AM
  6. RHChan84's Avatar
    The most I've used was 24gb and I thought that was a lot. In December, I'm shooting for 50GB.
    11-26-2012 05:41 AM
  7. cj100570's Avatar
    I never imagined I'd ever use that much data. When I 1st got my unlimited data plan in 2009 with the original Motorola Droid I was barely using 4GB a month.
    11-26-2012 05:42 AM
  8. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    The only thing I would worry about using that much data is the harder transition it will be when the time comes to switch to tiered data once the rug is pulled out from under us. I am actually doing the opposite, to see if I could realistically go to a tiered data plan. Not that I want to, but with all of my lines on different end dates, there's no way I am paying full price for a phone.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    11-26-2012 12:16 PM
  9. underdonk's Avatar
    Used over 10GB in about two weeks when using WiFi tethering as my primary connection at home. Everything was snappy and worked fine - on average I use less than 5GB/month.
    11-26-2012 12:19 PM
  10. durango992007's Avatar
    I've used about 10gb one month, but i usually average about 3gb a month. I might shoot for a big number next month. I don't think I'll ever make it to 200bg plus though in one month lol.

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    11-26-2012 12:20 PM
  11. cj100570's Avatar
    The only thing I would worry about using that much data is the harder transition it will be when the time comes to switch to tiered data once the rug is pulled out from under us. I am actually doing the opposite, to see if I could realistically go to a tiered data plan. Not that I want to, but with all of my lines on different end dates, there's no way I am paying full price for a phone.

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    I'm not overly worried about that. Verizon has said they won't take away unlimited from those that are grandfathered in. So as long as I buy my phones outright, which I do anyway because I switch phones every few months, I will be consuming large amounts of data for ages to come. Lol.
    11-26-2012 12:38 PM
  12. bigdaddytee's Avatar
    I've been as high as 30, but my average hovers around 15. Streaming podcasts, DL music, social media, etc...I'm on the road driving three weeks at a time, so it's my connection to everything.

    Sent from the red headed stepchild of the Nexii.
    11-26-2012 01:45 PM
  13. DolphinDroid's Avatar
    I'm not overly worried about that. Verizon has said they won't take away unlimited from those that are grandfathered in. So as long as I buy my phones outright, which I do anyway because I switch phones every few months, I will be consuming large amounts of data for ages to come. Lol.
    I would not trust that at all

    Sent from my second brain.. Okay it is the only one working.
    11-26-2012 10:01 PM
  14. xDetoursX's Avatar
    Nice thread, now I'm really concerned about the usage. I'm getting the Note II in a couple of days and transferring over from Sprint. I have an EVO 4G right now and the plan is up. What pissed me off about Sprint was the fact that even though they advertised "Unlimited Data" I was never able to take advantage of it since I was NEVER able to pull a 4G signal. The 3G coverage was horrible too.

    Now that I'm set to have the Note activated in a couple of days with the 4GB limit package, I'm a little worried it won't be enough, especially after reading some of these posts. I went with Verizon for its coverage, but after thinking about it and seeing that T-Mobile has the Note II and unlimited 4G, I'm not so sure Verizon is the way to go.

    I plan on using the phone during the day at work. I have verified that AT&T and Sprint get Zero 4G reception in the office, but Verizon does pull in a signal. T-Mobile is unknown, however their coverage map shows excellent 4G coverage (but then again so did Sprint's when I got the EVO)

    I would be paying about $97 with Verizon 4GB with company discount and $90 with T-Mobile unlimited and no discount. The only wild card is if I can get a T-Mobile signal in the office.

    Any comments/suggestions?
    11-26-2012 10:51 PM
  15. blaze5's Avatar
    Nice thread, now I'm really concerned about the usage. I'm getting the Note II in a couple of days and transferring over from Sprint. I have an EVO 4G right now and the plan is up. What pissed me off about Sprint was the fact that even though they advertised "Unlimited Data" I was never able to take advantage of it since I was NEVER able to pull a 4G signal. The 3G coverage was horrible too.

    Now that I'm set to have the Note activated in a couple of days with the 4GB limit package, I'm a little worried it won't be enough, especially after reading some of these posts. I went with Verizon for its coverage, but after thinking about it and seeing that T-Mobile has the Note II and unlimited 4G, I'm not so sure Verizon is the way to go.

    I plan on using the phone during the day at work. I have verified that AT&T and Sprint get Zero 4G reception in the office, but Verizon does pull in a signal. T-Mobile is unknown, however their coverage map shows excellent 4G coverage (but then again so did Sprint's when I got the EVO)

    I would be paying about $97 with Verizon 4GB with company discount and $90 with T-Mobile unlimited and no discount. The only wild card is if I can get a T-Mobile signal in the office.

    Any comments/suggestions?
    These tiered plans are they way to go imo if you have WiFi access at home/work I'm with sprint too and I'm thinking about at&t so I share your same concern

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    11-26-2012 10:59 PM
  16. SuperMarioVT's Avatar
    woahh last. month I had my record high at 9GB and I thought I was a heavy user... lol


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    11-26-2012 11:01 PM
  17. cj100570's Avatar
    I would not trust that at all

    Sent from my second brain.. Okay it is the only one working.
    There's no reason not to. Before they moved to the Family Share plans they said they'd grandfather the people on unlimited plans and that they wouldn't cancel. They've kept their word. If and when when they renege I'll either switch carriers or alter my usage. Until then I won't be worrying myself about what might happen.
    11-27-2012 01:59 PM
  18. catkayne's Avatar
    Not true about the grandfathering older plans. I have had the same plan for well over 8 years ( 4 phones - 2 smart and 2 regular. We share 700 minutes and unlimited texts.). I had unlimited data until today when I upgraded to a droid Razr from my old Samsung Fascinate. Now I get 2 GB and the Hubs still has Unlimited. Bought phone online from Verizon-wireless. I can only buy my phones there or from verizon stores since I have a business plan.
    11-27-2012 02:19 PM
  19. cj100570's Avatar
    Not true about the grandfathering older plans. I have had the same plan for well over 8 years ( 4 phones - 2 smart and 2 regular. We share 700 minutes and unlimited texts.). I had unlimited data until today when I upgraded to a droid Razr from my old Samsung Fascinate. Now I get 2 GB and the Hubs still has Unlimited. Bought phone online from Verizon-wireless. I can only buy my phones there or from verizon stores since I have a business plan.
    Perhaps you missed the memo but Verizon made it crystal clear that if you buy a subsidized phone or are on family plans you'll lose unlimited data. That fact was reported on everywhere relentlessly. I know 1st hand that the only way to keep is to buy your device at full price. I did so with the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note II that I pre-ordered.
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    11-27-2012 02:24 PM
  20. PWC Realtor's Avatar
    Nice thread, now I'm really concerned about the usage. I'm getting the Note II in a couple of days and transferring over from Sprint. I have an EVO 4G right now and the plan is up. What pissed me off about Sprint was the fact that even though they advertised "Unlimited Data" I was never able to take advantage of it since I was NEVER able to pull a 4G signal. The 3G coverage was horrible too.

    Now that I'm set to have the Note activated in a couple of days with the 4GB limit package, I'm a little worried it won't be enough, especially after reading some of these posts. I went with Verizon for its coverage, but after thinking about it and seeing that T-Mobile has the Note II and unlimited 4G, I'm not so sure Verizon is the way to go.

    I plan on using the phone during the day at work. I have verified that AT&T and Sprint get Zero 4G reception in the office, but Verizon does pull in a signal. T-Mobile is unknown, however their coverage map shows excellent 4G coverage (but then again so did Sprint's when I got the EVO)

    I would be paying about $97 with Verizon 4GB with company discount and $90 with T-Mobile unlimited and no discount. The only wild card is if I can get a T-Mobile signal in the office.

    Any comments/suggestions?
    One thing to keep in mind is that with the T-Mobile unlimited plan you can't tether (unless your using a rooted or unlocked phone) while the Verizon even though it's tiered data they allow tethering. Just something to keep in mind if tethering is something you want to be able to do.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    11-28-2012 07:37 AM
  21. nrfitchett4's Avatar
    I'm not overly worried about that. Verizon has said they won't take away unlimited from those that are grandfathered in. So as long as I buy my phones outright, which I do anyway because I switch phones every few months, I will be consuming large amounts of data for ages to come. Lol.
    wow, and you believe them. How gullible of you. Wife spoke with a very talkative rep a few weeks ago. There are going to be more changes to the plans announced in April. Also, come summer 2014, no lines will have unlimited on contract any more (June 2012 was the switch date). So once that happens, they can change your plan and you can either accept it or change carriers.

    For us, all lines are upgradeable in feb. Going to use the kids upgrades on note 2's for us, and then see what happens down the road. Kids can live without unlimited data.
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    12-13-2012 08:53 AM
  22. cj100570's Avatar
    wow, and you believe them. How gullible of you. Wife spoke with a very talkative rep a few weeks ago. There are going to be more changes to the plans announced in April. Also, come summer 2014, no lines will have unlimited on contract any more (June 2012 was the switch date). So once that happens, they can change your plan and you can either accept it or change carriers.

    For us, all lines are upgradeable in feb. Going to use the kids upgrades on note 2's for us, and then see what happens down the road. Kids can live without unlimited data.
    It would would be gullible of me to place any faith in a person that starts off by calling me gullible and telling me about some supposed conversation that someone else had with some supposed telephone rep. I'll take my Verizon news from my cousin, the manager of a Verizon store. 100% of what he's told me has been correct. Last time I asked, store managers haven't heard of any changes to data plans, so it's very unlikely an unnamed rep from a call center has. But thanks for dropping by and adding your voice to the conversation. Your comment was very useful. I'm off to continue using my unlimited data.
    12-13-2012 09:07 AM
  23. Bond32's Avatar
    Yes you are correct. I transferred my upgrade which put my contract date up to end of 2014. If by this guys statement, verizon does away with unlimited data, they break my contract. That means no etf.

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    12-13-2012 09:33 AM
  24. jrwatson's Avatar
    Holy crap, 70GB is an ***-ton of data. I finally got a smartphone (was living on campus before, free wifi everywhere) and have 2GB/month--would streaming music consume a lot of data, or is it mainly HD video streaming I should be wary of? Hasn't come in yet, but my Droid DNA only has 11GB actual data, and I was hoping to stream some music.. Guess not .

    Any idea if they're planning on phasing out older plans in lieu of the "share everything" plan? It's the only plan available on their site. I'm on some ancient family plan where we only pay $10/month for each line, and ~$70 for talk/text. Data is min $30 for each phone, but my sibling and I are the only ones interested so it's better this way.
    12-13-2012 01:49 PM
  25. cj100570's Avatar
    Any idea if they're planning on phasing out older plans in lieu of the "share everything" plan? It's the only plan available on their site. I'm on some ancient family plan where we only pay $10/month for each line, and ~$70 for talk/text. Data is min $30 for each phone, but my sibling and I are the only ones interested so it's better this way.
    It's always possible that they could phase out unlimited data. But until such time as Verizon says they're going to, I don't see it as something worth worrying about. Enjoy it while you can. I do!
    12-13-2012 02:11 PM
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