- 11-19-2010, 07:41 PM #1
Well, at&t has a 2GB limit. the phones basically revolve around using data, with the people and photo hubs bringing in facebook info, xbox live being online, etc.
how are your phones faring? do you ever turn off the data to make sure it doesnt waste?
- 11-19-2010, 08:45 PM #2
Something I noticed on my wifes area and my work torch is they both have options to turn on or off the data reception. Kind of defeates the purpose of having a smart phone. But with wifi being more available everyday. Its almost tempting to go with the lowest data plan offered and just use the wifi receiver on the device. You could always turn the data back on if something couldn't wait. I know that's sorta off topic butr just came to mind.
11-22-2010, 02:18 AM #5
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I tell my customers if they can connect to wifi whenever available and make sure you do your downloading of apps/games/music through the zune pc software, then you can easily justify the $15 plan.
AT&T will let you know if you get close to your cap by sending you a message at 60, 70, 90, 100% of the way there.
Emails/maps/web pages hardly use data at all unless your emails are always full of pictures and attachmentsBlackberry Storm -> Moto Q -> OG Droid -> (started working for AT&T) iPhone 3gs -> HTC Aria -> Samsung Captivate -> HTC Surround -> Dell Streak -> HTC Inspire -> Moto Atrix -> Nexus S -> Galaxy S II -> (stopped working at AT&T) Droid Bionic -> Galaxy Nexus -> HTC 8x
Microsoft Surface RT
Alienware x51 (gtx670 and Windows 8)
iPad (original) (DVR scheduler and TV remote)
- 11-22-2010, 01:16 PM #6
I've never had AT&T send me a warning when I get close to my text message or data caps before.. are you sure this is normal procedure? (Granted, I only had 1mb of transfer before, but still - is this normal, or is it something that's only done with smartphone data plans?)
- 11-22-2010, 01:46 PM #7
- 11-22-2010, 02:37 PM #9
I'm 14 days in I'm just at 200MB--so 2GB is certainly more than enough for my needs. Granted, I have WiFi at home and my work so I use that when available. But even over 3G,unless you're streaming Netflix everyday, I can't see it being a problem.
Plus the AT&T app on the device lets you live-check your numbers (sms, minutes and data usage) making it quite easy to keep track.
Pretty happy with AT&T so far, which I'm even surprised at saying. Also just got my 20% company discount (Cornell), making their price more acceptable.
Edit: I don't use Facebook nor automatically save to Skydrive for photos. So I'm not too typical in that regard.
Last edited by Malatesta; 11-22-2010 at 02:54 PM.
- 11-24-2010, 12:51 PM #16
Unlike most people I know, I no longer carry around an MP3 player of any sort with me and haven't for a while.. That's why I thank God that I'm still on AT&T's 5GB/mo plan LOL
- 11-24-2010, 01:57 PM #18
At least you're getting your value out of your data plan!
- 11-27-2010, 08:34 AM #20
I've hit a little over a gb so far in 2 weeks, which is a down month for me. Just for reference, my first month on my hd2 I got throttled by mobile with a week to go in the cycle. I think for me I am using the work WiFi more since the reception on this phone is worse for me at work and it won't hold a 3g signal.
- 11-29-2010, 10:28 AM #25
You can really do that? That's awesome.
(Can't see for myself yet, because my phone is still in the mail. Should be here today)