1. p08757's Avatar
    I've recently switched from a BB Storm 1 to the Droid. I must be getting more use out of the droid because I'm half way through my billing period, and I've already used up 300 Meg of data. With my Black Berry I hardly ever reached 80 or 90 Meg a month.

    Anyone notice this when they switched?
    01-17-2010 10:05 PM
  2. Argodabar's Avatar
    Yea I've noticed this too. I also came from a BB and my data usage never topped 60 Megs. I looked at my bill and noticed I've used a little over 1 gig for last month.
    01-17-2010 10:33 PM
  3. YoungChrisG's Avatar
    Same here but I'm inclined to believe its due in part to an increased use of the (out-flippin'-standing) browser on the Droid as compared to the browser on the Blackberrys.
    01-17-2010 11:11 PM
  4. mjones73's Avatar
    Only 300? I think I used about 2GB on my last bill.
    01-17-2010 11:13 PM
  5. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I hit a little over 1.6 gigs on my last lol. Has to be the incredibly fast browser.
    01-18-2010 01:20 AM
  6. Argodabar's Avatar
    Yea its definitely the browser. On my BB it felt like a chore to use the browser so I hardly used it. The Droids browser is awesome though.
    01-18-2010 01:44 AM
  7. ardoreal's Avatar
    Well yeah, you finally have a useful phone

    I'm surprised that nobody's mentioned this yet, but Blackberries are also proxied. The proxy reduces filesizes for stuff like images, and the apps are generally designed as such. With Droid you're on a straight pipe to the internet.
    01-18-2010 05:39 AM
  8. tealturboser's Avatar
    Lol, I'm like the OP. I had around 130-140MB And now I am up to 500MB
    I think it has to do with downloading all the apps and yes I do use my web browser a lot more. Plus all the searching from the search button
    01-18-2010 11:36 AM
  9. DreamSTi's Avatar
    Definetly due to the browser, and youtube for me

    I grabbed my wifes Curve last night and did some updates on some of her apps and WOW that thing is a turtle compared to the Droid.
    01-18-2010 12:30 PM
  10. PJnc284's Avatar
    ha, I was burning through 2 GB/month on my storm with streaming iheartradio for 2 hours every morning. I'm already up to a gig in only a week on the droid. lol I do find myself browsing the web on it more than my laptop though.
    01-18-2010 12:32 PM
  11. YoungChrisG's Avatar
    Yeah I'm almost at 3 GB in around 3/4 of a month lol. I NEVER had anything CLOSE to that with my S1 lol.
    01-18-2010 02:14 PM
  12. dagostin's Avatar
    I have an idea Maybe we're all using our droids so much more now for all things cause its fast and rocks That would do it!
    01-18-2010 02:31 PM
  13. PJnc284's Avatar
    hopefully verizon's network doesn't pull an at&t. haha
    01-18-2010 02:33 PM
  14. ardoreal's Avatar
    Uhh, you guys totally breezed past my other post...

    Proxies, that's why other handsets pulled such little data. The blackberry NOC takes a webpage or other types of data and reprocesses the images to be smaller. It's similar to the Google mobilizer that a lot of other types of smart-dumbphones had.

    Droid's are on a straight pipe to the internet with no proxy.
    01-18-2010 03:58 PM
  15. ardoreal's Avatar
    hopefully verizon's network doesn't pull an at&t. haha
    I really don't see that happening. I happen to know several subcontractors that operate towers for VZ, Sprint, etc and they tell me that VZ's backhaul is by far the best.
    01-18-2010 03:59 PM
  16. kpageisgreat's Avatar
    Yeah I'm having too much fun on this browser than the bb one.
    01-18-2010 06:26 PM
  17. YoungChrisG's Avatar
    Uhh, you guys totally breezed past my other post...

    Proxies, that's why other handsets pulled such little data. The blackberry NOC takes a webpage or other types of data and reprocesses the images to be smaller. It's similar to the Google mobilizer that a lot of other types of smart-dumbphones had.

    Droid's are on a straight pipe to the internet with no proxy.
    I'm not really up on all that but I wouldn't imagine that proxies would limit gigabytes worth of data to just a few hundred megs. Besides since the Droid mobile web browsing is way up. There's been several blog posts about it here and on Engadget.
    01-18-2010 09:11 PM
  18. electrofreak2k7#AC's Avatar
    Yeah, on my BB Storm, I never used more than ~300MB. Last 2 months with my droid had been over 1GB... shows how much more useful it is.
    01-18-2010 09:34 PM
  19. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Wait until they get flash working.
    01-18-2010 09:58 PM
  20. electrofreak2k7#AC's Avatar
    hopefully verizon's network doesn't pull an at&t. haha
    I wouldn't worry about that... Verizon has their s**t together.
    01-18-2010 10:05 PM
  21. j7469's Avatar
    I've noticed a significant increase in my data usage too.

    Storm 1 (300-400 Meg)
    iPhone 1 gig
    Droid 2.5 gig last month and half way into this month I'm just under a gig

    Most of my data is streaming audio (slacker). I dropped XM for that reason.
    01-18-2010 10:13 PM
  22. gvillager's Avatar
    I'm 8 days into my billing cycle and have used 251,839.24KB on my Eris. This weekend I'll be going from NYC to Washington DC on Amtrak. I'll probably be streaming music or watching YouTube nearly the whole way down. Now I am curious to see how much data I'll use.

    With my Storm I usually used 250-500 MB a month.
    01-18-2010 10:35 PM
  23. nox's Avatar
    Last month I used approx 4.5gb out of my 5 "unlimited" gigabytes. Hah.
    01-18-2010 10:45 PM
  24. nick125's Avatar
    I think that part of this is the "ooh-shiny-new-toy" phase. My usage for December was 2.4GB. My cycle is almost over and I've only used ~500MB. But yeah, still more than my Tour..I couldn't get past 50MB on that thing. Then again, it wasn't much fun..
    01-19-2010 11:22 AM
  25. Se7enth Sinn's Avatar
    Only 300? I think I used about 2GB on my last bill.
    Cut it out man, you're going to ruin it for the rest of us by making carriers increase data plans by 35% lol.
    01-19-2010 12:05 PM
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