This is just a little tidbit of information I figured out and thought I would share of with the hofo community. Everyone knows that straight talks "data cap" is around 100mb a day. I love to stream Iheartradio and wanted to let y'all know that if you choose to stream this radio service, the data works out to be right about 34 mb an hour. This is according to my data usage app I have on my iPhone. Hope this info helps some people out. I did a google search and it was hard to come up with a simple straight answer..
Ok.. Bottom line, straight talk dosent give a crap how you use your data as long as you stay around 100 mb a day. I've been a straight talk customer for 3 years and a straight talk smart phone user for 18 mos. ive adheared to these guidelines since to first started hearing about the soft cap. I've streamed, youtubed, teathered, anything you can do on a mobile phone and never once got a call for excessive data usage.
That's like a script kiddy who brags about being part of Annoymous.
...besides, this post wasnt to have a debate about the terms of service which we are all well aware of, it was to provide basic information about a topic. Take it how you want, but I'm just putting it out there..
I've been using iheartradio on my iPhone over data without issues.
It's all about the data, seriously. Be reasonable, you will be fine. Stream all day, you will be shut down. It really isn't rocket science.
Hey Andman, I guess I'll be the first to say "thank you" for sharing this information with our community, which in my opinion is very useful. I have a few questions for you, I hope you can answer them, just like you I want to use the most I can out of my data with straight talk, but don't want to go over and risk being cut off...You state that you use about 100 mb a day...
1)now is this every single day that you use about "100 mb," or are there some days that you don't use your data or use it very lightly?
2) do you ever go over 100 mb per day, or do u always stay right under 100 mb a day?
3) what is your monthly total data usage on a regular month for you? about 2 gb, slightly less than 2gb, or more?
I mostly use pandora about 2 hours a day a few days a week. I never exactly calculated my data even though i know i go over 100mb a day, but damn 34 megs an hour is a lot!
Thanks Shawn for your reply...After alot of searching and reading, I just came to the conclusion that 65 mb per day is enough for me. I don't even use it all up in a day even after listening to pandora for about 30 mins daily, checking email, using facebook etc.
And sometimes I don't even use my data at all, since I use wifi when I spend the day at home... And I agree with you, 34 mb per hour is alot, I use about 12 mb per every 30 mins totaling about 24 mb per hour...
Carlos, your welcome. Well, seeing as I am on wifi most of the day, I'm really not what you would consider a data hog at all. I use roughly 5-10 mb a day unless I get the urge to listen to some music or watch some YouTube or Netflix. In which case, I have a data usage app that warns me if im approaching 100 mb.
There is really no method to ST unlimited data limit madness. Between their advertisements and confusing TOS you can't be sure what it is exactly that they allow you to do/not do with the data. Based on reports from users ST has been pretty arbitrary with their data over use warnings/disconnects.
I've been using slightly over 3GB(ST on ATT iPhone in NYC) every month for the last 3 months without any issues.