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8-25-2011 @ 11:04AM
I'm looking into getting a smartphone with a data plan. I'll be limited to 2gb a month and while everyone has been telling me that will be more than enough I'm worried about going over. How much data usage does WoW Insider use?
8-25-2011 @ 11:16AM
not much at all.I have the 2GB plan. I've used pandora, wowinsider...blah blah blah......on my commute (2hours a day, yeah it sucks a little)I've never come close to my cap yet. I wound't worry about it, unless you stream pandora 8 hours a day for the whole month.RS
8-25-2011 @ 11:21AM
Depends completely on how many pages you view and how often. As far as websites go, it doesn't use a lot in mobile mode. I can usually check out a few articles and the comments and only rack up a few megabytes.Sites like Cracked however...
8-25-2011 @ 11:30AM
Depends on your carrier. Verizon lets you get unlimited data for $20 a month, so you could take that route and not have to worry about it. I think AT&T has a similar deal.
8-25-2011 @ 11:33AM
"Unlimited data" has a 2Gb limit, before you accrue extra charges.I channel my inner Inigo Montoya whenever I go into the AT&T or Verizon stores. "Have you heard about our Unlimited Data Plans, with unlimited minutes and unlimited texts?""You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
8-25-2011 @ 11:35AM
Verizon just completely ended their last unlimited plan, didn't they?Why? Because screw consumers, that's why. Once again telecoms move features and prices in lock-step with each other, and no one gets sued.
8-25-2011 @ 11:41AM
I'm on a 6gb plan with Rogers Mobile (here in Canada) and browsing webpages, mobile or normal uses next to no data. I use my phone for intenet surfing about...20-30 hours a month and lots of YouTube, cracked, etc and rarely, if ever hit 1gb of data used. Unless you are tethering your computer off your phones data plan, you will find 2gb more than enough for anything. Most of my coworkers have 512mb or 1gb plans and also never go close to capping, though they don't use it quite as much as I.
8-25-2011 @ 11:42AM
Boost mobile has a $50 plan that has unlimited text/calling/data. No contract. If you pay your bill on time each month the price goes down. Just thought I would throw that out there. If you are at the end of your contract or don't have one, I would check it out.
8-25-2011 @ 11:46AM
Meh. $30/mo is still too much for us. Until data plans are required to own *any* phone, probably won't be switching. Can't think of anything I would really need it for that can't wait 'til I get home.
8-25-2011 @ 11:57AM
I'm grandfathered in to an ACTUAL unlimited data plan.......unfortunately now I'm stuck with AT&T for life...and am scared to make any changes to my family plan contract.
8-25-2011 @ 12:15PM
Don't charge me $30 a month and call it unlimited if it's not unlimited. I'm fine with 2GB hard/soft caps, but don't charge me the same as when I could've used 200GBs every month.In related news, I spent the summer up until this point in a hotel with spotty internet service, so I played alot of WoW tethered to my phone. The latency was predictably hit-or-miss, but the actual data usage was pretty light. I consider it a viable option for occasional play.
8-25-2011 @ 12:43PM
@Noselacri Don't worry, you're not stuck with AT&T for life. Your 'unlimited' plan is nothing of the sort. I have three lines grandfathered in and AT&T is starting to crack down on the 'heavy users' of the 'unlimited' plans. It's for the same bullshit reasons they charge you an extra $25 a month to provide absolutely nothing at all to allow you to tether. You're already paying for the data, and they're charging you again for that same data, just running it through your laptop.I'm going Sprint when my contract expires.... At least they understand the meaning of the word 'unlimited' and don't double-charge you for data unless you're using your phone as a hotspot (tethering is free, as it should be).
8-25-2011 @ 2:27PM
I'm grandfathered in to Verizon's actual unlimited Android data plan.I am a truck driver who streams Pandora, radio, and tethers a laptop to play wow etc. I also am on graphics heavy sites like ESPN pretty regularly. I only use 9gb a month, probably for average 12 hours a day constant streaming. Take that for what you will.
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