iPhone 3G users: How much data are you using PER DAY on peak days?
So now that people actually have the 3G iPhone in-hand, how much data are you using? I suspect the amount of usage will go up significantly for many people, as compared to the 2.5G EDGE iPhone and many other smartphones.
Note that this is different from average, and this may be important for those doing a test run on more limited data plans for a week or two. The reason I say this is because the plans may be prorated, and this might be problematic if it's too easy to go through 50 MB in a day.
$54 Fido 6 GB plan with $5 Value Pack: 6 GB data, unlimited global SMS/MMS, Canada-wide voice, Visual Voicemail, Name Display
Hmmm... So, one person here already has said s/he can use more than 100 MB in a day. Ouch.
Oh and... Warning!
Apparently, if you're new on the 6GB/$30 plan, that data may not get activated until midnight. So unless you can verify otherwise, I'd consider not going whole hog on the data goodness for another 6.5 hours.
Yeah, when I originally posted this I didn't realize people were having so many activation issues. I figured if they got it out of the store, it was activated.
Anyways, it will be interesting to see what the data usage rates are tomorrow. Sure, it's a new toy and people tend to use it more at first, but it would still be interesting if people are using 50-100 MB in a single day given that the non-promotional $30 plan is only 300 MB.
This poll would be more usefull when people have fallen into their regular use patern. Not on launch day when app store, you tube, and surfing will be happening more than usual.
True to an extent, but then again it is a peak usage poll. Think of it this way...
Let's say you get the $30 / 300 MB plan for the last week of your billing cycle. In the month of July there are 31 days, which means that 7 days is 22.58% of a month. Fido/Rogers will pro-rate that data service, so that you get 7 days worth for the cost of 7 days. ie. They'll charge you $6.77 for 67.7 MB.
You could use that 68 MB up in the the first 2 days of that week as you're playing with your new toy, leaving you with 5 straight days of data overages.
Hmmm... I used over 4 MB in a matter of minutes. I haven't even downloaded any apps yet. Mind you a little bit of that (< 1 MB) was using the DSL Reports iPhone Speed Test.
It's a lot more tolerable on 3G than it was the few times I tried it on EDGE. I think some of those people upgrading from the old iPhone to the iPhone 3G are going to be using noticeably more data on 3G than they were on EDGE.
So, after my first day, I don't know how much I've used. If the phone crashes, the data numbers go all wonky in the iPhone's counter. I'm guesstimating that I've used somewhere in the range of 80-100 MB though. (I'm well over 50 in the counter, but the real amount is much higher than that.)
Yeah, I usually won't use this much, but it does go to show you just how anemic most of Rogers/Fido's data plans are for 3G usage and well-designed smartphones.
So far after 52 votes, over 2/3rds of voters are over 10 MB in a day.
Originally Posted by Eug
710 - 1736 Kbps after about 5 tests. Mostly around 800-1100 Kbps.
*Remember to turn off WiFi for 3G bandwidth testing.
diggnation podcasts + tversity to stream all my fav radio stations and my home music collection ... 12 hours of streaming yesterday during work and while working on the yard =460MB usually dont use this much but was trying lots of different settings yesterday ...
Am I missing something, AOL Radio isn't available in canada.
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I'm really surprised at how much data it uses. After 5 days I'm still only at 55MB or so and I did stream a few videos on the 3G network and did quite a bit of browsing. It seems unless you go balls out with the radio streaming you'll never ever come close to the 6GB mark.