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    i hate f'in data-how much do i need?

    ok so ***...how do i know how much data i use per month on my cell phone...i am trying to switch to verizons new share everything plan....the mr is gonna be using most of the data....the only thing ill be using is the occasional visit to kkf and some gps navigation when i am lost or have to go on a delivery for work......she gets all emails and does stuff for work on her phone but any reasonable way of guessing?....ryan


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    My service provider will show you much you have consumed on your phone throughout the month from their website. That's probably the best way to figure out your historical usage.

    Barring that, you should be able to call customer service and get them to tell you...you should try to get a number for each of the last 12 months as odds are your usage varies in some seasonal way.
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    ok cool . i just looked up her account and she has an average of 63.07 mb with a peak of 81.82mb for the last six months.......so assuming i have no idea how much i use...i only use the phone to browse the internet and gps......how much would i need.....how much is a gigabyte of usage.....like what causes the most usage of data that people use?....downloading music, internet, etc?....ryan


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    Streaming of any kind, facebook or any connected apps, gps all use quite a bit. I'm over 8gb a month alone. My wife hits about 2gb. We're still grandfathered in to unlimited data though.
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    Streaming video, downloading music, and downloading apps are the most data intensive activities I can think of. GPS shouldn't use very much, neither does browsing unless you do an awful lot of it.

    sounds like you use less than her, so just double her peak. That would be about 170MB. 1 GB = 1024MB. I would think a GB/month would easily cover even the worst case scenario for you...that's more than 5X your peak combined usage. You could probably get by with 500MB, if that's an option and the difference in price makes sense to you.

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    I think 2gb is the lowest tier.
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    yeah 2gb is the lowest shared data plan they offer.....theory..*** do u do on your phone!.....how the heck do u use that much data?.....she is always checking email, going on faebook etc.....and i use it less so i guess 2gb should be good...i hate verizon but i think i might actually switch back...it'll be the same price were paying now with better service for me...upgraded phones.....and shell be happy....ryan


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    times like these makes me thank my all our local service providers still give us unlimited data all the time.


    doesn't t-mobile provide unlimited data?

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    I think kids tend to be the data hogs...endless music, movies, games (downloads).

    My wife and I use about 700MB/Month on average. Mine varies quite a bit depending on whether I'm travelling for work as that affects how much time I spend near wifi hotspots.
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    Well the mrs is actually grandfathered in to unlimited data but actually it seems like she doesn't use any.....ihave a prepaid phone....it's like 40 bucks a month....she wants to get iPhones for both of us....don't want it but she really wants one....I figure she already pays like 40 bucks for data....and like 45 for her phone.....


    If I just get two 40 dollar plans and pay for the 2 gb of data I won't really be loosing any money so I might just go that route.....I know with an iPhone shell probably be using more data though.....that's my guess at least


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