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OK well I'm thinking about finally joining the 21st century and getting a smart phone (GS2), but I'm not really sure what I should expect here for data usage.

I'll presume then the 2GB plan is good for casual browsing etc, but how much does that really entail?
Anyone here on that plan (go over/under a lot?)
Edited by candy_van - 10/5/11 at 2:31pm
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post #2 of 36
I know uscellular gives 5gb a month and I've never gone over. But I use alot of wifi.

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I was just about to make a thread like this. Any advice, guys?
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2GB will be fine for casual browsing. I have an unlimited plan from Verizon because I got it before they went to the tiered structure and I think I've gone over 2GB once, and it was when I was traveling for a good portion of the month and using the internet on my phone way more than normal.
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2GB is great for casual browsing/GPS but for streaming music esp pandora/constantly pinging emails, I had issues @the 2GB limit.
 
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FWIW, I have an Unlimited Plan via ATT on my 3GS, most months, honestly, I'm right under the 2GB mark, usually around 1.6-1.8GB. However I do have months where I just download all my missed episodes and I'll pass 10GB with ease.

For just browsing, streaming and what not, 2GB for most people is plenty, really for me it's plenty as long as I don't need to download so many episodes :\\

My mom has a 150MB package for casual browsing, mostly looking at amazon stuff, emails, maybe a youtube video here and there, and she never breaks the 150MB line. Granted, when she's home it picks up out wifi network and that saves a ton of bandwidth.

Short version, 2GB is fine for most if not all people.. just having a cap sucks if you do go over :\\
    
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2GB will be fine for casual browsing. I have an unlimited plan from Verizon because I got it before they went to the tiered structure and I think I've gone over 2GB once, and it was when I was traveling for a good portion of the month and using the internet on my phone way more than normal.
OK so 2GB should be pretty reasonable it seems.
I mean, if I can use WiFi I will since it's not going to count against data usage + will be faster etc.

I'm pretty pissed their min plan is 200mb...

$15/mo should get you more than that, I mean from what I've been told it's good for email only.
Budget wise I'd prefer to have that plan, but dunno if it's even feasible or not since I've never even had a smart phone before.
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I used to have the 200MB plan and I went over.. The 2GB plan, I haven't went over. I use it for surfing, email, Pandora and Youtube. Use 3G Watchdog from the Market (Free) to monitor your approximate date usage. I always try to reach 95% of the 2GB even if I have wifi since I pay for it, why not.
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2GB should be fine, plus AT&T messages you when your close to your monthly 2GB if your worried about it. I've gone over once and it was $10, so not that bad. Just set up the 2GB and see what your at the first couple of months in data usage.
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I used to have the 200MB plan and I went over.. The 2GB plan, I haven't went over. I use it for surfing, email, Pandora and Youtube. Use 3G Watchdog from the Market (Free) to monitor your approximate date usage. I always try to reach 95% of the 2GB even if I have wifi since I pay for it, why not.
Yea I kinda think that would happen to me if I get the $15 plan :/

I mean I could always downgrade my plan if I'm not using it to it's fullest extent right?
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