Is new 2GB data cap enough for iphone 4?

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Is new 2GB data cap enough for iphone 4?

First time i have owned a smartphone, wondering if the new 2GB data cap is enough for iphone 4. I imagine i will use it a lot, do have wifi at home though.

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My guess is you'll be fine. I thought I'd be using a heavy amount of data, but I've used 300mb last month, and it was with a decent amount of internet browsing (mainly to open links other people sent me). And with Fring / Meebo running all of the time.

 

The only real data consuming application is Youtube, but I never use it anyways because I fear it'd kill my battery.

 

I do switch between Wifi at home and 3G though.

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I signed up for the small data package... I will be connected to WiFi pretty much anywhere I go unless I'm on the road... so im not worried at all about using too much data.

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yea i think 2gb should be enough for me..i play online games like World war all the time when I am on the go and i browse the net a bunch.. but dont forget to turn off push on ALL apps and do not check that apple box asking to send them data

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download the "at&t my wireless" app that allows you to check how much data you've used so far in the month (minutes and texts too). the irony is that the app uses data while you're trying to figure out if you've used too much data.

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msz812 wrote:

download the "at&t my wireless" app that allows you to check how much data you've used so far in the month (minutes and texts too). the irony is that the app uses data while you're trying to figure out if you've used too much data.


the iphone does that itself...does the data statistics reset each month on the iphone 4?

 

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bamthechamp wrote:

 


msz812 wrote:

download the "at&t my wireless" app that allows you to check how much data you've used so far in the month (minutes and texts too). the irony is that the app uses data while you're trying to figure out if you've used too much data.


the iphone does that itself...does the data statistics reset each month on the iphone 4?

 


As far as I know, you have to manually reset the data statistics on the iPhone 4 at the beginning of your billing cycle.

 

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bamthechamp wrote:

 


msz812 wrote:

download the "at&t my wireless" app that allows you to check how much data you've used so far in the month (minutes and texts too). the irony is that the app uses data while you're trying to figure out if you've used too much data.


the iphone does that itself...does the data statistics reset each month on the iphone 4?

 


what do u mean it does it itself?

 

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Lambo23 wrote:

 


bamthechamp wrote:

 


msz812 wrote:

download the "at&t my wireless" app that allows you to check how much data you've used so far in the month (minutes and texts too). the irony is that the app uses data while you're trying to figure out if you've used too much data.


the iphone does that itself...does the data statistics reset each month on the iphone 4?

 


what do u mean it does it itself?

 


ive always thought that the data statistcs on the iphone reseted by itself when the bill cycle..when does the bill cycle lol..as you can tell i am not the owner of the account

 

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Re: Is new 2GB data cap enough for iphone 4?

it should be fine if you leave wifi on and don't go crazy. 2GB is a lot, after all, unless you watch a lot of streaming video.

 

I'd do all my heavy lifting (as it were) at home, and keep that 3g data for when you are really mobile, and need it.

 

Keep any eye on your usage for a few days after you get it, to see how it looks. I'm not even over 50MB (out of 2048MB for the 2GB plan) and I've got 7 days left to go in this cycle.

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johninsj wrote:

it should be fine if you leave wifi on and don't go crazy. 2GB is a lot, after all, unless you watch a lot of streaming video.

 

I'd do all my heavy lifting (as it were) at home, and keep that 3g data for when you are really mobile, and need it.

 

Keep any eye on your usage for a few days after you get it, to see how it looks. I'm not even over 50MB (out of 2048MB for the 2GB plan) and I've got 7 days left to go in this cycle.


yea i am going to keep a eye out during the first two months.. because i will be at school on the net or on facebook during pre-games meals..(i play football)

 

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My July bill just came the other day.  It only had 1 week of my iPhone 4, and the rest was my iPhone 3G.  I totalled 260MB cellular data usage or the full month.  Checking with the My Wireless app,  I am 13 days into my 31 day billing cycle and I ave used 58MB data.

 

I leave my wifi radio on al the time and use wifi when available (which is at work & at home, plus other places as well).


Jerry B.
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yea..would 2Gb a month be hard to use..if you didnt stream music or watch youtube

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Thanks for the input, seems as if 2GB will be more than enough for my needs

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how much data do you think push notifications use?

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