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    IPhone and Andoid Data

    Hey everyone!
    I wanted to throw a question out there about data usage.

    Background: my data usage with my old Blackberry topped 85Mb. In a month. I was freaking that it was so high...

    ENTER Android... after 3 days, bone stock, I was pushing over 100Mb.
    No reason for that much usage. I was told not to worry, we had unlimited data.
    Now after trying different android phones, I seem to average 2Gb / month
    I am a light to moderate user...not heavy by any means.

    My brother has an IPhone
    Sorry, put the phone down and it posted

    Anyways, my brother is on a 200MB plan and never exceedes it with his IPhone.

    My question is: does android really use that much more data?
    We have some current and Ex. IPhone folks here and was hoping to get a feel for other people data usage.

    I would have a very difficult time with only 200MB / month limit

    Thank you for helping
    Last edited by DejaVu; 11-04-2011 at 08:05 PM.
    DejaVu

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    I average about the same...actually, 1.7 Gigs to be exact. Your brother needs to get original. Did I just say that out loud...the shame...
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddyfunlove View Post
    I average about the same...actually, 1.7 Gigs to be exact. Your brother needs to get original. Did I just say that out loud...the shame...
    Thanks for the input Buddy
    How about some of you ex IPhone folks. What did your IPhones average?

    I find this interesting especially after the recent note from Sprint that Apple manages data better than Android
    DejaVu

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    The ATT iphone is set up to automatically search and connect to Wifi networks where ever you may be. That way it takes the data load off ATT's network. Also this leads to very low data usage form the carrier. You can set up an android device to do the same thing but why bother when you already have unlimited data.

    You should be asking your brother what kind of web browsing he dies from his phone and how often he is connected to a Wifi network. That will let you know if he really does use his phone or if it is just there for instant email access.

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    Actually, he has his data connection off unless he needs it.
    I may experiment this month and do the same.
    I just will not be able to get my email notices like I'm used to that way.

    Thanks for the input
    DejaVu

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    Can i find out bout data useage via my phone?

    tapa & talking

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    There are a bunch of data monitoring apps in the Market that allow you to track your data usage. You can also set alerts once you reach a level of usage that you choose. The Nexus will have this stock with ICS.

    My data usage has not changed since I switched from the iphone to Android.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s2 fan View Post
    Can i find out bout data useage via my phone?tapa & talking
    I'm with Verizon and just their app. to monitor what I use. I think AT&T has something similar
    DejaVu

 

 

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