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i just got my first smartphone and man i'm literally doing next to nothing on my unlimited 3g data usage. anyone got any idea how to get huge data flow on the 3g network?
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Yes, just come to the realization that it is a cell phone and not a computer. You are just not going to get T1 speeds or cable speeds with your phone,sorry.
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I think he is asking how to get his moneys worth for unlimited data on his phone.

E.g "Im paying for unlimited data, but im not using more than 200 mb, how can i use a lot more so i feel like im not getting ripped off here."

Atleast thats how i read it.
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It doesn't sound like he wants extremely fast speeds, just wants to justify the payment for bandwidth he isn't using.

OP - I stream pandora on my 3G phone daily at school which takes up a considerable amount of bandwidth. Also, at home I will stream pandora to my pc speakers because the online site only allows 40 hours per week of listening (I think the mobile version does not do this) - yet!
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Zaiger View Post
Yes, just come to the realization that it is a cell phone and not a computer. You are just not going to get T1 speeds or cable speeds with your phone,sorry.
IVe gotten 20mbps down and 8 mpbs on my evo....4g

3g ive seen 13mbps down and 4 mbps up. from where I live that is around comcast cable speeds actually a little above that.
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Being able to surf OCN from anywhere has always justified the payments for me.
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Oh set your phone up to update your email every 60 seconds, download the netflix app for your phone and always have some movie playing at all times, get SETI to run on your phone 24/7. Just check your contract almost all of these "unlimited" contracts are in fact very limited. My brother and i are the only ones i know that have a true unlimited dataplan because we were grandfathered in from an older contract.
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I stream Pandora at work all day every day. Sure-fire way to use up some bandwidth.
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaiger View Post
Oh set your phone up to update your email every 60 seconds, download the netflix app for your phone and always have some movie playing at all times, get SETI to run on your phone 24/7. Just check your contract almost all of these "unlimited" contracts are in fact very limited. My brother and i are the only ones i know that have a true unlimited dataplan because we were grandfathered in from an older contract.
I have true unlimted at Verizon but I don't use that much.Op I woundn't worry about it use your phone a few month's and see what you use and go from there.
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stream pron to your phone? j/k that would be weird!
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