Does/Can Anyone Make It on 200MB Data Package from AT&T?

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Does/Can Anyone Make It on 200MB Data Package from AT&T?

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I could, but my usage is not typical.
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Judson50 wrote:

The title asks it all....


I do and it's plenty for me.  I have wireless at home/work and find I don't use the 3G data much.

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Judson50 wrote:

The title asks it all....


I suggest new iPhone owners to start with the 2GB plan and use the phone as they normally would for several months. If you never crack 200MB, then drop to the lower plan.

 

I have three iPhone4s on a family plan - we didn't crack 200MB for the first month, but we're usually over most months, and some months we're well over. I've never broken 2GB on any of the phones, but none of us stream video via 3G.

 

If you've got really good wifi coverage, you can probably get by just fine with 200MB.

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My wife does with no problems.  She mostly uses her iPhone as a phone or for texts.  Plus e-mail and a calendar that syncs with her desktop.  Then the occasional browsing or navigation.  She never gets near 200MB/month.

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My kids stay under 200mb. If they don't, I'll beat them. Lol
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Has been working for me so far, and I use mostly WiFi at home or free ATT hotspots when out and about.

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It's worked for me. Only time I had a problem was when my child decided to stream a movie.
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21stNow wrote:
I could, but my usage is not typical.

Othe than having aout 29 email accounts on my iPhone I consider myself to be a "typical user".  I Average about 490-500MB/month, and I have never gone over 1.25GB in the 3-4 years I've owned & used an iPhone.  I loked at my total data usage according to my iPhone 4, and since it was last rest on 11-22-2011 I have used 6.1GB of data.  That's holding pretty close to the 500MB/month average since that was almost a year ago.

 

For me, a 200MB plan would mean I average 2 overage charges each month or $45 in data charges if I go with the 200MB plan, but I have neer gone over the 2GB bound on the $25 data plan.  For me, the $25/2GB plan makes the most sense, but if I were to change my usage patterns slightly, I could drop that down to where I mght be able to get by with the $15 data plan understanding that I might still go over the upper bound occassionally.  Using simple math, as long as I don't go over the upper bond more than 4 times in a 6 month period, I could save money: ( (6 x $15) + (4 x $15) = $150 ) and ( 6 x $25 ) = $150).  So if you only have 3 overage charges in 6 months, you save money on the $15 data plan as compared to having the $25 data plan, the dfference is that some months your ell bll will be higher than other months.

 

The suggestion to try the $25 data plan for several months makes the most sense to me.  If you find that you are not going over 200MB, you can easily move down to the lower plan, but you don't have to worry much about going over, unless you do lots of streaming...


Jerry B.
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