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zod5000

join:2003-10-21
Victoria, BC
Reviews:
·Shaw

1 recommendation

Caps artificially lower average usage statistics.

Would average usage be as low if there were no caps? A year from now I'm guessing the average used on the unlimited providers will be higher than the capped providers.

My current usage habits have me looking for free wifi in a lot of places. I only get 1gb a month. I have to be careful how much video I used on the plan. I only run updates from a wifi connection.

If I were on an unlimited plan, I really wouldn't put so much effort into watching my consumption and looking for free wifi hotpsots.


bobjohnson
Premium
join:2007-02-03
Orlando, FL
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·T-Mobile US
Sprint 3G Data Unlimited 1,160,577 --
Sprint 3G Data Roaming Unlimited 1,400 --
Sprint 4G Data Unlimited 14,188 --

Sprint 3G Data - 07/25 to 07/25 Unlimited 9,611 --
Sprint 3G Data Unlimited 1,392,082 --
Sprint 3G Data Roaming Unlimited 151,186 --
Sprint 4G Data Unlimited 0 --

I'm always under 2gb but look at June and July... It has consistently gone up since the beginning of the year. I suspect that happens as you find more things to do with your phone. So at this rate I will be over 2gigs by the end of the year and I suppose i'm not the only one and I know for sure I don't want to have to babysit something I pay alot of money for already. I overpay for unlimited everything so I don't have to worry about it.
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FFH5
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
reply to zod5000
said by zod5000:

Would average usage be as low if there were no caps?

Yes, It is low even on Sprint, which has unlimited data thru the whole measured period and before.
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battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to zod5000
I have a Mifi and hotspot on my phone and I am lucky enough to not have to worry about the bill (or going over) on either. That being said I think I've hit about 1gig on both devices since the last billing period.
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Morac
Cat god

join:2001-08-30
Riverside, NJ
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to zod5000
I have a grandfathered unlimitted plan from AT&T and I pretty much never exceed 1 GB on my iPhone (sometimes makes me wonder why I hold on to it). My iPad 2 has a 2 GB and when I first got it I tried my hardest to make sure I used all 2 GB every month, but that wasn't as easy as it seems (even streaming Netflix). I normally don't exceed 1 GB on that either.

The primary reason for this that WiFi is available in most places I go (work, home, friends, etc) and I don't use public transportation for commuting.
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