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im just wondering to try to find out if 2GB will be enough data for me - i was a HEAVY iphone 3 user until it cracked and i took data away.

I used apps everyday - before school/ in school/ after school 

i used maps picture messaging mail aim and everything the iphone had to offer

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how much did you use while on 3g and how much data did you use?

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ACE - Master

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

I had an iPhone 3G prior to getting my iPhone 4.  I used it quite heavily, but I also used wifi when possible.  In the last 16 months I had my 3G, I only used about 6.5GB totally.  Averaging about 430-450MB / month IIRC.  I haven't had a full cycle since getting my new iPhone 4,  so I'm not positive what the total usage is.  My cycle resets on the 20th,  and since the last reset, I've used about 39MB in the first week.


Jerry B.
"GeekBoy"

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Message 2 of 18

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

 


GeekBoy wrote:

I had an iPhone 3G prior to getting my iPhone 4.  I used it quite heavily, but I also used wifi when possible.  In the last 16 months I had my 3G, I only used about 6.5GB totally.  Averaging about 430-450MB / month IIRC.  I haven't had a full cycle since getting my new iPhone 4,  so I'm not positive what the total usage is.  My cycle resets on the 20th,  and since the last reset, I've used about 39MB in the first week.


oh. that seems good. i've read a lot of stories of people having 70+ Mbs added at night for no reason - that hasn't happened to you? 

 

Message 3 of 18
ACE - Master

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

I saw a little of that for a while, but then I followed the instructions on resetting the warnings on my phone and then selected to not share the diagnostic data with Apple.  I still see some small data transfers in the middle of the night, but IIRC, they've all been less than 20Kb, and could easily be push notices, since I do get emails in at about that time.

 

Now, for a little clarifiacation, I use my phone quite a bit, but I don't to on-line games, and I don't even do Facebook.  I do Twitter, and I have about 25-30 email accounts sync to my phone.  Other than that,  most of my apps all work with local data stores that I tend to populate while on wifi.  I use my iPod for music, so I don't incur large data usage for Pandora.  I use Skype, but normally only when on wifi.  My office location is in a poor reception area for AT&T so wifi is much more reliable for me.


Jerry B.
"GeekBoy"

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Message 4 of 18
Scholar

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

 


GeekBoy wrote:

I saw a little of that for a while, but then I followed the instructions on resetting the warnings on my phone and then selected to not share the diagnostic data with Apple.  I still see some small data transfers in the middle of the night, but IIRC, they've all been less than 20Kb, and could easily be push notices, since I do get emails in at about that time.

 

Now, for a little clarifiacation, I use my phone quite a bit, but I don't to on-line games, and I don't even do Facebook.  I do Twitter, and I have about 25-30 email accounts sync to my phone.  Other than that,  most of my apps all work with local data stores that I tend to populate while on wifi.  I use my iPod for music, so I don't incur large data usage for Pandora.  I use Skype, but normally only when on wifi.  My office location is in a poor reception area for AT&T so wifi is much more reliable for me.


i havent received my iphone 4 yet but how exactly do i select not to share the diagnostics data with apple?

 

Message 5 of 18
ACE - Master

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

 


Lambo23 wrote:
i havent received my iphone 4 yet but how exactly do i select not to share the diagnostics data with apple?

 

I am trying to do this from memory, as my normal computer is in the shop right now, so I don't have iTunes to verify...

 

Under Windows, right click on the iPhone in the left panel of iTunes.  The bottom entry of that menu should be something like "Reset warnings" or similar.  Select that.  On the next sync, you should get a pop-up box asking you if you want to share the diagnostic information with Apple.  Just selct to not share the data, and if you like, check the box to not ask you again.

 

Under MacOS it is similar, except you may not have a right mouse button.  If you don't,  I believe it is "Cntrl"-click on the iPhone, then follow the same steps as for Windows.

 

I still get nightly data usage, but I also know that right around 2:00am local for me is midnight Pacific time, and I get a set of automated emails right about that time,  and they could easily account for several KB (up to several hundred KB depeding upon attachment sizes) of data transmitted.  Since I've done that reset,  I don't think I've had a single overnight usage more than 3-4MB and that could still be normal emails (and push notifications via PushMail).


Jerry B.
"GeekBoy"

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Message 6 of 18
Scholar

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

 


GeekBoy wrote:

 


Lambo23 wrote:
i havent received my iphone 4 yet but how exactly do i select not to share the diagnostics data with apple?

 

I am trying to do this from memory, as my normal computer is in the shop right now, so I don't have iTunes to verify...

 

Under Windows, right click on the iPhone in the left panel of iTunes.  The bottom entry of that menu should be something like "Reset warnings" or similar.  Select that.  On the next sync, you should get a pop-up box asking you if you want to share the diagnostic information with Apple.  Just selct to not share the data, and if you like, check the box to not ask you again.

 

Under MacOS it is similar, except you may not have a right mouse button.  If you don't,  I believe it is "Cntrl"-click on the iPhone, then follow the same steps as for Windows.

 

I still get nightly data usage, but I also know that right around 2:00am local for me is midnight Pacific time, and I get a set of automated emails right about that time,  and they could easily account for several KB (up to several hundred KB depeding upon attachment sizes) of data transmitted.  Since I've done that reset,  I don't think I've had a single overnight usage more than 3-4MB and that could still be normal emails (and push notifications via PushMail).


thank you! i checked my data usages in the past months and of which i used my 3g everyday and all the time and all i used was about 1.5 gbs of data which really surprised me considering i used pandora a lot and facebook all the time like 30 times a day.

 

Message 7 of 18
Mentor

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

What all consist in the 2gb data? And is it possible to get unlimited if you're a new customer?

Message 8 of 18
Scholar

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Rico5 wrote:

What all consist in the 2gb data? And is it possible to get unlimited if you're a new customer?


everything you do that is using 3g is using up some of your 2gb data. if you are using wifi, it doesnt take away from your 2gb. and no its not possible to get unlimited if you are a new customer. it sucks

 

Message 9 of 18
Teacher

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

for my iphone 3gs -

 

March - 200Mb's - what a noob, Mostly on wifi, didnt do anything really 3g

 

April - 700Mb's (starting getting into more streaming radio)

May - 3.3Gb (3300Mb's) (Alot of Pandora/aol radio/shoutcast..etc etc, Alot of vnc'ing to pc, streaming videos while on the road via 3g..etc)

 

June 2.0Gb(2000Mb's) more of what i did in May just not as much on the video side

July 1.1Gb (1100Mb's)  Sold my iphone 3gs on the 16th to buy an iphone 4

 

i think the 2gb might be ok for some people, but once you get into it and realize what you have and what you can do with it, 2gb seems to be low, or you'd have to just watch what your doing , im a heavy internet user on my iphone and home computers

According to my linksys router (with Charter cable 20/2 (no limit's ..thanks charter)

May 2010 27.8Gb (Incoming: 278475 MB / Outgoing: 9101 MB)

June 2010 27.4Gb (Incoming: 274511 MB / Outgoing: 8499 MB)

July 2010 21Gb (Incoming: 210380 MB / Outgoing: 5478 MB)

 

and alot of hulu/youtube/netflix and maybe 90 hours total online gaming in 3 months

 

Tmi ? Sorry.. just thought i'd share

 

Message 10 of 18
Scholar

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seanl9941 wrote:

for my iphone 3gs -

 

March - 200Mb's - what a noob, Mostly on wifi, didnt do anything really 3g

 

April - 700Mb's (starting getting into more streaming radio)

May - 3.3Gb (3300Mb's) (Alot of Pandora/aol radio/shoutcast..etc etc, Alot of vnc'ing to pc, streaming videos while on the road via 3g..etc)

 

June 2.0Gb(2000Mb's) more of what i did in May just not as much on the video side

July 1.1Gb (1100Mb's)  Sold my iphone 3gs on the 16th to buy an iphone 4

 

i think the 2gb might be ok for some people, but once you get into it and realize what you have and what you can do with it, 2gb seems to be low, or you'd have to just watch what your doing , im a heavy internet user on my iphone and home computers

According to my linksys router (with Charter cable 20/2 (no limit's ..thanks charter)

May 2010 27.8Gb (Incoming: 278475 MB / Outgoing: 9101 MB)

June 2010 27.4Gb (Incoming: 274511 MB / Outgoing: 8499 MB)

July 2010 21Gb (Incoming: 210380 MB / Outgoing: 5478 MB)

 

and alot of hulu/youtube/netflix and maybe 90 hours total online gaming in 3 months

 

Tmi ? Sorry.. just thought i'd share

 


1024 mbs = 1 gb

 

Message 11 of 18
Teacher

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

 is that your version of being the grammar police , i was tring to make it simple.. and relatable , thanks for crapping the thread

 

thanks, Glad there is an expert here to help me out, im new to this 'internets'

Message 12 of 18
Scholar

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

 


seanl9941 wrote:

 is that your version of being the grammar police , i was tring to make it simple.. and relatable , thanks for crapping the thread


well i was actually just informing you that you were using less data than you thought.

 

Message 13 of 18
Teacher

Re: Billing Cycle - How Much Data Did you use?

24Mb's per Gb, is not important.. is it?

 

same reason why we dont run out and buy the new iphone 4 29.8Gb model.. nope.. ..sure dont.. 32gb for a reason... to keep it simple for the  Standard users.. i was keeping it simple

Message 14 of 18
Scholar

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seanl9941 wrote:

24Mb's per Gb, is not important.. is it?


with a 2gb limit. it can be Smiley Wink

 

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