How much data does this use?

Chaseman12

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I finally got one. YAY! Because I have an unlimited plan I decided to get it outright. That means that I do not have an active cellular connection and cannot use it in standalone. One of the few ways to do that is a prepaid plan. I want to spend as little as possible while being able forward calls, send and receive texts (only from my phone) and get notifications.

To make an informed decision, does anyone know how much data the Gear S uses?

Also, if anyone has advice on prepaid plans I'd appreciate it (I am considering H2O but not 100% sold)

Thanks.
 

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First, I don't think we have had them out long enough to know. And second, it will really depend on how you use it.

For example if you are remote connected to your phone and stream Milk through it might use 3x the data that streaming would normally use (down to phone, out to watch from phone, back down to watch). However, if you are almost always on Bluetooth it probably uses very little data.

If you are remote a lot it will depend on how many alerts you have moving between phone and watch, and how much you use things like opera on the watch.
 

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I finally got one. YAY! Because I have an unlimited plan I decided to get it outright. That means that I do not have an active cellular connection and cannot use it in standalone. One of the few ways to do that is a prepaid plan. I want to spend as little as possible while being able forward calls, send and receive texts (only from my phone) and get notifications.

To make an informed decision, does anyone know how much data the Gear S uses?

Also, if anyone has advice on prepaid plans I'd appreciate it (I am considering H2O but not 100% sold)

Thanks.

Congrats, the Gear S, among other tech goodies is a cool looking piece in my book.. :cool:

On the plan, not all that sharp, but I am with Tmobile, I purchased mine outright, and I ONLY pay $5/month for unlimited calls, text, and I have 500mb of data.. IMO, If don't ever use the stand alone, for $5 just having it there is great.
 

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Congrats, the Gear S, among other tech goodies is a cool looking piece in my book.. :cool:

On the plan, not all that sharp, but I am with Tmobile, I purchased mine outright, and I ONLY pay $5/month for unlimited calls, text, and I have 500mb of data.. IMO, If don't ever use the stand alone, for $5 just having it there is great.

Are you saying you bought it outright but later if you want to go with a plan you can for as little as $5?
 

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Are you saying you bought it outright but later if you want to go with a plan you can for as little as $5?

No, I am saying I purchased it outright, and with my plan with Tmobile, all I pay is 5 a month extra on my plan with Tmobile. I have no CONTRACT.. I have a unlimited data/voice/text and the addition of the line for the Gear only cost me $5/month. I hear ATT is charging $10, and other carriers are charging even more. This is an additional line, with unlimted call/text and 500mb data. I am lovin it!! :D
 

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No, I am saying I purchased it outright, and with my plan with Tmobile, all I pay is 5 a month extra on my plan with Tmobile. I have no CONTRACT.. I have a unlimited data/voice/text and the addition of the line for the Gear only cost me $5/month. I hear ATT is charging $10, and other carriers are charging even more. This is an additional line, with unlimted call/text and 500mb data. I am lovin it!! :D

If I had T-Mobile it sounds like that would be the way to go. I decided to go with gophone because I have ATT and the service in my area is good. I did the $.10 a minute and added $5/50 MB on auto renew. If you top up $25 every 3 months, that comes out to $8.33 a month for 250 minutes a month (750 in total) and 50MB a month (150 MB in total).
 

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If I had T-Mobile it sounds like that would be the way to go. I decided to go with gophone because I have ATT and the service in my area is good. I did the $.10 a minute and added $5/50 MB on auto renew. If you top up $25 every 3 months, that comes out to $8.33 a month for 250 minutes a month (750 in total) and 50MB a month (150 MB in total).

I have AT&T too, so you got a go- phone, wasn't the SIM too big? Where did you get the small SIM, I want to do that.
 

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