is it worth keeping unlimited data if i'm not using it? i don't know when or if ever i'll use that much. i only use about 1.5 max it seems.
reason i'm asking is because i want to try the edge program which means i'll lose my unlimited and put in the 6gb for the same price. i can't really see myself streaming movies on my phone over the network, and since foxfi no longer works, i can't use it as an internet source for when my home internet goes down. plus i prefer watching stuff when i'm at home on the big screen. if i do decide to use the network more, it'll probably be only for pandora streaming, some youtube, but no heavy downloads. i usually do that on my home computer and anything i want to transfer to my phone i just transfer via usb cable. part of my network usage is due to battery saving. takes a lot of battery when i'm on 4g because of signal issues. so even with the maxx, instead of getting 16 hours, i would only get 8 if i keep it on 4g. also, part of how i use the network is probably due to how fast my razr maxx is with things. i don't really download things on to it directly since that takes longer to not only navigate through but to actually download compared to home computer. so would moving to the droid maxx change my usage enough that i'll end up going near or over 6bg a month?
thanks. i really want to get a new phone. was ready to pay full price but looking at how the edge plan works and even a new contract, the option to let go of my unlimited keeps getting more enticing especially since it's not being properly utilized.Motorola Droid Maxx
- 10-21-2013, 07:40 PM #2
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Re: Unlimited Data
- 10-21-2013, 07:44 PM #3
Re: Unlimited Data
So, there are ways of upgrading and keeping unlimited, so that could be a possibility if it is a priority. That being said, if you look at your account stats for the last 9 months or so and are never getting close to 2-3, then 6 is pretty close to the same thing as unlimited, right? It's 3x the 2GB cap you'd fit in and 4x your actual max. Considerations: If you get a newer device, it works faster/smoother, you use it more. Will your data usage go up? Probably, unclear by how much. Then, how will data change over the next few years. More systematic sync integration can raise the potential of our smart devices by a lot, but they have to talk to the cloud to do so. IMO it's worth pondering for a moment and perhaps reading about what the options are for retaining unlimited, but while I fight to keep mine, we gave my wife's up in 2011 for a 4GB plan and it's way more than enough for her.
Re: Unlimited DataMotorola Droid Maxx
- 10-22-2013, 02:56 AM #5
- 10-22-2013, 04:32 AM #7
Re: Unlimited Data
There is also a device payment plan if you're considering full retail anyways, which is even payments over 12 months + $2 fee per month with the 1st due at signing. Cheaper options include waiting for an awesome sale at Best Buy and using their 0% interest option.
In conjunction with the 0% awesome sale thing, sometimes the difference between the sale price - rebates + an EFT is pretty huge. Opening a new line is sometimes an option that makes sense. For example, if the device is $650 and usually on sale for $199 but you get it on sale for $99 + a $50 giftcard (to you), an EFT of $350 makes that a $400 device net (not including taxes). 2x the normal on contract price.
The other thought, the Edge plan is basically a constantly paying x% of full retail, basically forever, with the benefit being you're always on the latest greatest phone. If you can make that sustainable on 6GB... the way I understand it, you're never actually on contract. That might be a really good move, because if your data starts creeping up, you have all the time in the world to monitor and hop carriers (setting it up to your advantage) or to add more data.
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