This has been gone over a few times. The problem is that some kids? have these phones and are downloading movies and huge rar files over night while they sleep.Their usage exceeds 40-60 and even 100 GBs per month. This is who ATT is going after. I was on one website about a year ago and some of the posters were bragging that they didn't even have a regular internet line/service at their home.. they were using the phone for everything. I don't think any normal user is going to fall into that top 1%.
Yep, they get ya' hooked then change the rules, like a dealer.
I use wireless whenever possible. I have the 2G plan, I've only had my phone for two months. I've only used 150M in that time. I can't see the pleasure in watching many movies such a small screen, maybe it's the old eyes. I don't have the need either, but for someone that commutes by bus or something it would take away the boredom. Streaming music isn't too bad. XM uses about 30M an hour.
Even using the built in Maps doesn't use much data. Maybe around 15-20M an hour by my calculations, if I had it running all the time. I don't need it for that though, just get me to the street once I get near where I'm going. I can find an address when I get that far. I used to use my GPS but it was always too much info anyway. I don't need to watch a map when I'm going down a stretch of highway. The endpoint directions are all I need, right here, left there, etc.
It's the streaming video that eats it up. Streaming video like a Netflix movie uses about 150M an hour. Video chat uses about double that. With just normal web browsing and email though it would be really hard to hit AT&T's 2 or 4G limit.
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