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Thread: Data plans breakdown
11-22-2010, 01:19 AM #1
Data plans breakdown
This is for the people that arent lucky enough to get the unlimited plan option or are looking to save a few bucks on there phone bill.
Alot of people are asking what is the difference in the 200MB and the 2GB plans other than the price.
Which are 15 dollars for the DataPlus 200MB
And 25 dollars for the DataPro 2GB
Well here is a break down of it.
I got all these numbers using data calculator from Att. If you still have concerns after all this play around with it to get a better idea on were you might need to be.
DataPlus 200Mb Plan (Each is based on 1 month of usage)
Emails sent/received (no attachment)-10100
Email with photos -600
Emails sent/received with attachments-700
Streaming Music-7 hours
Social Media post (facebook,myspace, twitter, ect ect.)-420
Stream video-105 mins
DataPRO 2GB Plan (Each is based on 1 month of usage)
Emails sent/received (no attachment)-102400
Email with photos -6000
Emails sent/received with attachments-7075
Streaming Music-69 hours
Social Media post (facebook,myspace, twitter, ect ect.)-4175
Stream video-1050 mins
I ask each one of my customers what do they do most when it comes to internet.(You Att rep should do the same as well)
If they say emails and social networking usually the DataPlus covers them.
But if they stream music download and play games ect... I tell them to take the next step and pay the 25 for the DataPro.
Also a couple of helpful tips
1) If your going to download apps and music do it from your computer then sync the phone that way your not using you internet while doing that.
2) If your some where such as home or work and you know there is wifi use it no need to waste data when you can get it free from somewhere else.
3) If you have apps that are constantly pulling data (facebook for an example) close it completely out dont let it run in the background with multitask.
11-23-2010, 09:58 PM #2
i have data pro
i push myspace
4 emails account
since then only used 40 mbs
at work and home i use wifi
but 2 gb is more than enough for me,tho i do wish they have unlimited so i can watch netflix alot on the go
11-23-2010, 10:08 PM #3
Thanks for your input
11-23-2010, 10:39 PM #4
I have data pro. All my email accounts come to my iPhone and it is set on a 1 hour fetch. Facebook and twitter on occasion, some light offline gaming(but uses data for those social services they have). I stopped watching youtube until I get home on wifi.
So in short. Lots of email, some light gaming and social items and I hardly pass 100mb.
Had to wait at Volkswagon for service one day but hoped on their wifi and watched Hulu+.[CENTER][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/CENTER]
11-23-2010, 10:41 PM #5
I use about a gig and a half but I am hardly ever on wifi
11-25-2010, 09:38 PM #6
i am sure if i watch netflix on my 3g network as much as i do on my wifi it would be much higher lol
11-28-2010, 07:16 PM #7
Help me pls guys. I've got unlocked iphone 4 pay as u go at&t. How can I get these 2gb data plan, I mean how can I order it?
11-28-2010, 07:27 PM #8
You can not get it on pay as u go only on contracted monthly plans the pay as you go has the 20mb plan for 20 dollars which u can call in and get
11-28-2010, 07:42 PM #9
Ok. What about other Mobile operators? Do they have similar plans like 2gb for pay as you go phones?
11-28-2010, 07:48 PM #10
Not sure google is your friend
03-28-2011, 05:27 PM #11
Is there anyway to block AT&T from knowing there is a 3gs on their network. I upgraded to 4 and gave my daughter my 3gs. She doesn't need a data plan, but they detected it and charged me $25.
04-02-2011, 10:42 AM #12
It's stated in the Wireless Service Agreement online that iPhones, regardless of how they were acquired, must have the data plan attached to them and such plan will be added by at&t when appropriate.Member of the hackint0sh forums.
HowardForums Member: Haas_Dave
05-18-2011, 08:06 PM #13
google maps use
lite web surfing
so for my first month with my iphone I hit about 30 mb on my 200mb plan.
I use wifi at home all the time, so that helps. Its nice to know I can use my data plan a little more and not really worry about going over.
Last edited by macleod1976; 05-18-2011 at 08:06 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
05-18-2011, 08:07 PM #14
I actaully just dropped my data plan down to the 200 mb because i am on wifi almost always
05-18-2011, 08:34 PM #15
05-18-2011, 08:37 PM #16
Me too i use my phone for mmi,twitter,engadget,and a few other apps that's it
05-18-2011, 08:51 PM #17
I stream radio stations about 40 hours a month, average email usage, & an above average amount of internet usage (reading the news and mmi) and I average about 3GB a month even with wifi usage at home.
My wife averages about 300mb with typical average usage.
04-06-2012, 01:57 AM #18