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  1. NVR2ND's Avatar
    So I downloaded My Verizon from the market just to see how many texts and how much data I have been using with this new phone. Before with the BB I would use BBM so my texting was down to under 100 per month. However, as we all know, there is no BBM on incredible.


    My bill resets on the 13th of each month. So far I have used 349247.87kb, which by my math is good for 341mb. Not bad for just 2 weeks use. Im happy I am getting my moneys worth on the data plan.


    Just curious to see what everyone else's data looks like with the new incredible.
    05-07-2010 01:53 PM
  2. krelvinaz's Avatar
    480mb so far but that is hard to really say for sure since I was using an Omnia before I got the DI.

    I do know that I am using a lot more data than with the Omnia though.
    05-07-2010 01:56 PM
  3. buya97's Avatar
    1286719.25 for me, so thats what? 1,286MB?
    05-07-2010 01:59 PM
  4. mritter88's Avatar
    Keep in mind that this does not count anything you do over WiFi (I assume).
    05-07-2010 02:02 PM
  5. RBasil's Avatar
    No, it does not include WiFi, only 3G.

    I've used just under 2 gigs in the week that I've had mine. But then again, I live on my phone.
    05-07-2010 02:17 PM
  6. gburns's Avatar
    436mb's and moved to an unlimited txt plan due to no bbm. Was using about 250 txt, and now at 322, but I txt more due to the unlimited.

    also using gtalk some.
    05-07-2010 03:30 PM
  7. Bullpride's Avatar
    65mb since my reset on the 4th... so 2.5 days lol, oh and already 609 texts. I have been exceeding 5-6k in text per month, thank goodness for unlimited texting plans
    05-07-2010 03:40 PM
  8. NVR2ND's Avatar
    No, it does not include WiFi, only 3G.

    I've used just under 2 gigs in the week that I've had mine. But then again, I live on my phone.
    I would have to agree with the last sentence
    05-07-2010 05:08 PM
  9. jared916's Avatar
    I have used 390 mb. I use WiFi quite a bit though.
    05-07-2010 05:43 PM
  10. robm15's Avatar
    I'm three weeks into my billing cycle and using 544Meg so far! And that doesn't include the wifi usage.

    I am amazed since i never had that much usage on my storm. Maybe it is just because this one is incredibly more fun!
    06-10-2010 09:32 PM
  11. doctorg23's Avatar
    I have 9 days left on my billing cycle and I have already used 1.2 gigs of data. I have never broken 500 megs on my plan. Storm 1 prior to this.
    06-10-2010 10:06 PM
  12. x.v_'s Avatar
    1/2 way through billing cycle and at 2GB, lol.
    06-10-2010 10:06 PM
  13. drjrdemelo's Avatar
    I'm 2/3 into my current cycle and I'm at 2,408,193.99 kb or a solid 2,352 MB.

    I think I have a problem....
    06-10-2010 10:08 PM
  14. bespinct's Avatar
    My billing period also ends on 6/13. I'm current at 1.2GB and I use WiFi as much as I can. With my BBs I was never about 100MB - browsing was too painful!

    Steve in CT
    06-10-2010 10:17 PM
  15. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I have six days left on my billing cycle and I just hit 5.29 GB...I don't tether but I do stream Pandora a lot. It is my main internet device.
    06-10-2010 10:48 PM
  16. Qazme's Avatar
    Well wireless has worked wonders for me. A bit of back story, I'm a video and audio podcast guy. I went from listening to a lot of music to a lot of podcasts. Some of these video podcast are 300mb+ for the higher bit rates. When I was on Blackberry with Verizon I was easily using up between 3-4GB a month. My podcasts per week were eating through about 800mb a week. Plus all my other data usage. It was HIGH.

    But now with Android I have Doggcatcher to download via Wifi when connected so it does it faster and not over the cellular network unless I request it too. I have 8 days left in this billing cycle and it will be my first full month with the phone and currently I'm sitting at 90,790.69.

    So I went from 3-4GB a month to 91MB, probably be around 120-130Mb by the end of the month.....not to mention all the youtube I was streaming over 3G with the Storm, and now I do it over WiFi, because luckily I'm around Wifi of some sort most of the day if I'm inside somewhere.

    So.....I love you WiFi, and for all you who think Verizon is running faster it's because I'm not using 3G to download all my web goodies anymore lol. This has been a light month for me....I need to use my data package more!
    06-10-2010 11:01 PM
  17. nicball's Avatar
    I was just looking at my bill...the cycle worked out to one week on the Incredible. During that (8 days) I did 722,954 KB....and that was the FIRST WEEK...I'll be interested to see what the numbers look like for a full month on Android.

    In contrast my storm usage 4/17 - 05/07 319,968 KB....so we're seeing over 6x the data usage!
    06-11-2010 06:43 AM
  18. robm15's Avatar
    I read on the Verizon Wireless website that they have a 5GB limit on the unlimited data plan... So what happens when we go over 5GB?
    06-11-2010 07:38 AM
  19. davidnc's Avatar
    I read on the Verizon Wireless website that they have a 5GB limit on the unlimited data plan... So what happens when we go over 5GB?
    Well they charge ya extra for going over , about it .I think that is where the WiFi may help out if you are a heavy user and in a "WiFi Hotspot" instead of data connect
    06-11-2010 09:50 AM
  20. VZWBB's Avatar
    I read on the Verizon Wireless website that they have a 5GB limit on the unlimited data plan... So what happens when we go over 5GB?
    Epic Fail. They seize your phone and kick you out of verizon, forcing you to choose between ATT, Sprint or gasp.. T-Mobile!!

    Actually its really much worse....I believe they can charge you for the overage, and cancel your service. Of course if they did that, you would then be charged that $350 ETF fee if you subsidized your phone. I've heard the overage charge is something like $0.25/per mb.

    My suggestion is...don't do this.
    06-11-2010 09:55 AM
  21. VZWBB's Avatar
    I have six days left on my billing cycle and I just hit 5.29 GB...I don't tether but I do stream Pandora a lot. It is my main internet device.
    Not trying to freak you out or anything here, but if I am correct about the $0.25 per mb overage...your about $80 in at this point.

    I've never had overages for data usage so I have no idea if calling them ahead of time will help. But I suggest you do so, ESPECIALLY before your billing cycle ends.

    I've had them help with minute overages by letting me upgrade my minutes to one that covers my usage and then post dating it. You still pay a little more than the one month fee because of the pro-rated protion for a partial month or something...hard to figure out, but its better than a $600 phone bill.

    What I do remember though is that if you wait till your billing cycle is over, they can't help you, and your stuck with the bill.
    06-11-2010 10:05 AM
  22. x.v_'s Avatar
    I may be wrong... but I thought data was unlimited, but at 5GB VZW gets pissed. :P I don't think there is overages...?
    06-11-2010 10:25 AM
  23. VZWBB's Avatar
    I may be wrong... but I thought data was unlimited, but at 5GB VZW gets pissed. :P I don't think there is overages...?
    Its quite possible they changed thier policy. They have always been a bit on the shady side in regards to it.

    My point was that 5gb is a decent amount of data to consume and if one is concerned about it, its better to handle it before your billing cycle ends instead of after it ends.
    06-11-2010 11:22 AM
  24. BSG75's Avatar
    Mobile data is unlimited (for now). The wireless access cards (& tethering) are limited to 5gb. I use my Incredible a lot. I apparently have used 2,020,618 kb. already and my cycle doesn't end until 7/3. A big chunk of that is that I use Google Listen to download a lot of podcasts over 3g. Oh, I have used PDAnet at times, too.
    06-11-2010 11:56 AM
  25. Qazme's Avatar
    I've went over the 5GB limit before and nothing was said or noted. But I believe if you go way over or are making it consistent they will charge you. Take the story of the guys who was tethering his BB because he had no internet in his dorm and his parent got like a $8000 bill or something. Not a general good idea. Seems most people seem to not want to read their contracts before they sign them anymore.
    06-11-2010 07:17 PM
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