View Poll Results: How much data might you use in a day on your iPhone 3G?

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  • 5 MB or less

    14 9.86%
  • >5 to 10 MB

    25 17.61%
  • >10 to 25 MB

    30 21.13%
  • >25 to 50 MB

    20 14.08%
  • >50 to 100 MB

    11 7.75%
  • >100 MB to 200 MB

    10 7.04%
  • >200 MB

    15 10.56%
  • It's rude to ask such private questions about my internet viewing habits.

    17 11.97%


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  1. #1
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    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.


    $44.83: $56 Smart Plan (2012-14) 2 GB + unlimited voice Canada-wide and SMS/MMS, VVM Plus - $10-28 credit
    $34.00: $39 Smart Plan (2013-04) 400 MB + 450 anytime Canada-wide, unlim eve/we, SMS, MMS - $5 credit + 50 min bonus (total 500)

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    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.

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    Are you serious? The phone just was just released today and half the people who got one should be lucky to have it activated by now considering all of the iTunes server issues today.

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    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.

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    how do u check how much data your using

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    Not sure what the counter looks like on the 3G, but here's the previous one.


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    so far sent 438kb
    received 18.7mb

    and i've only visited like 5 pages checked my email sent a pic, no youtube video watching etc.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rye&ginger
    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.

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    Thanks man. Also note:

    http://www.thestar.com/iphone = 263k
    http://www.google.com/uds/samples/iphone/isearch.html = 31k

    Not that I'd know many iPhone specific sites though, and even then I'd probably want to go the front page where I'm familiar. My fave paper doesn't have an iPhone version either AFAIK:

    www.theglobeandmail.com = 841k

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    Fair point about peak usage. Guess we can do a poll again in a few months.

    www.cbc.ca/iphone is quite good

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    So, 20% have used over 200 MB in a day, another 16% have used over 100 MB in a day. That's pretty impressive - a third using up to 3-digit MB data in a day in this small poll.

    And that's with yet another 20% of the 25 voters not wanting to tell us any number at all. Don't worry guys, it ain't a public poll. We won't know who is downloading all that pr0n.

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    30Mb installing apps(free), email and light web surfing yesterday. Don't know if the usage meter is a combination of WiFi and 3G or just 3G.

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    Usage meter is 3G and EDGE, but not WiFi.

    Are you saying the app data was free over 3G?

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    No. I'm saying I downloaded all the free apps from the Apps store and only used about 30Mb to do so.

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    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.

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    What speed are you guys getting on the bandwidth tests for the iphone?

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    710 - 1736 Kbps after about 5 tests. Mostly around 800-1100 Kbps.

    *Remember to turn off WiFi for 3G bandwidth testing.

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    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.


    Quote 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.
    I hit 2225 Kbps in the speed test yesterday.


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    i just passed 500 MB i use AOL radio all day !

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooya
    i just passed 500 MB i use AOL radio all day !
    You're the reason why Rogers won't offer unlimited data! LOL

    - KJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooya
    i just passed 500 MB i use AOL radio all day !
    Hmmm... Better back off... unless you're on an unlimited data plan.

    The $30 / 6 GB plan would be exhausted in less than 2 weeks at that rate. You're on track for a 15 GB month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooya
    i just passed 500 MB i use AOL radio all day !
    Am I missing something, AOL Radio isn't available in canada.

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    I think pooya was pulling our legs...

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    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 ...

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    today we're going to stream live tv we'll see how much data that uses :P

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    I miss Mxtube or a podcatcher that I had on my touch so I could download podcasts directly to the device and not need itunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokkes
    Am I missing something, AOL Radio isn't available in canada.
    i created a itunes in USA , i suggest everyone to do so, there is a FREE way of doing so,
    follow this video and it shows you how to make a US Account , you get access to many more apps.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfxV6umZ6LA

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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.

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