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post #41 of 88
22gb isn't much either. If my then 2 year old daughter could rack up 11gb in a single day watching youtube kids sitting waiting at carmax, which she did rather easily, I have no doubt that anyone can easily spam out 22gb in a month.
post #42 of 88
The FCC will fine them anyway.

Good.
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? 22GB monstrous? I could easily blow that in a day, though on my desktop of course. Probably could even do it on a smart phone since I am prone to downloading huge photos, high quality music, streaming, etc. (kind of the reason I avoid one, don't want to deal with that huge bill, internet bill bad enough) Seriously would take a slower throughput over being charged $50 for 10GB on my satellite connection at home. Hard enough to not break a 20GB hard cap in a month when you share between three people.
 
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I can't decide if I want to laugh or cry as I read after my post.
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post #45 of 88
Someone needs to write a check to AT&T when paying their bill and put "infinity dollars" in the amount box with an asterisk next to it.. Then write the real amount in tiny letters on the bottom as a footnote.
Edited by aweir - 9/16/15 at 4:30pm
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10 Gigs from work email a month?

I get nearly 10k emails a day on my exchange account, many with attachments and I don't get close to that. Shenanigans I say. Granted 99% of those aren't for me, but they still come into my various folders.

I work in digital art and design concepts. Guess what is included in most of my emails?
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Not sure what you guys do to not exceed 3 gigs in like an hour or ten. Even facebook requires like 1MB of traffic per page load. Let alone a YT video.

My usual traffic over here is 2-3 terabytes per month just from downloading, no browsing included or downloading through the browser.
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post #48 of 88
Thank god for sprint
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Not sure what you guys do to not exceed 3 gigs in like an hour or ten. Even facebook requires like 1MB of traffic per page load. Let alone a YT video.

My usual traffic over here is 2-3 terabytes per month just from downloading, no browsing included or downloading through the browser.
This is on about mobile data which is completely different. Surely 2-3TB is extremely excessive and very little people use so much.
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22GB in a month is nothing if you use your phone to watch Netflix, Hulu, youtube ect, which is how they market all the new phones. At 4G LTE speeds you can use all 22GB in less than a day so 22Gb is not a practical limit especially since many of the new phones have high resolution screens "4K" and streaming 4K video would eat 22GB in 1-2 movies easy.. IF a company says it is unlimited internet then MAKE IT TRULY UNLIMITED NOT A MARKETING SCHEME. I am still waiting on my check from Straight Talk they did the same type of crap and now have to pay..

You see, this is what I don't get. For one, why do you need to have a 4k viewing experience on your phone... 1080p is even overkill imo, the screen is so freaking small. The second question I have is, where on earth do people have the time to be watching all this crap when they are out of the house? I mean, there is only so much bus and train riding in ones day... At work you should probably be working and even then there is usually wifi. Finally, there is no way someone could burn through 22 gigs watching videos unless they REALLY tried. My girlfriend turned her Wi-Fi off one month and watched like 3 seasons of family guy thinking she was on wifi... Her bill at the end of the month said she used like 5 gigs...

I get the ire over a cap on "unlimited" data. Why even advertise it as such and cap it with ridiculously slower speeds.

To me they're simply moving towards a GoPhone mentality with their Data.

Shoot I don't even have the Unlimited plan. And with 3 people using this phone since our daughter broke her GoPhone we spent $100 a month for 20GB of Data a month and it gets close but we don't go over unless the Teenager streams YouTube for hours on end. I watch CBS.com shows and that does most of the damage but still... thinking.gif

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