Last Saturday I finally joined the 21st century and purchased my first smart phone. I wish I had done it sooner and gotten unlimited data but the only company that does that now is Sprint who's coverage is spotty at best (one side of my apartment I get no signal and the other side I got 2 bars).
I got the Droid X2 and am on the 2GB/month data plan. As soon as I got it home I downloaded My Data Manager to track my data usage by app and 3G Watchdog to watch my overall data. I have been doing most of my heavy usage at home connected to WiFi. Most of what I do on 3G has been GPS/Maps and casual web browsing. I just tried Pandora today to see what the data usage was like (11.7MB for about 2.5 hrs).
According to My Data Manager the two apps/processes that have use the most data are "Media Storage" and "Streaming Media" with Browser and Pandora at 3rd and 4th.
My question is: what exactly are the "Media Storage" and "Streaming Media" processes? If "Streaming Media" was my Pandora data usage then why is it not showing up under Pandora instead (note: Pandora is at 11.7MB and Streaming Media is at 17MB)? I have no clue what Media Storage would mean (maybe browser and GPS cache).
I'm just really paranoid about my data usage because I have no idea what 2GB/mo data is in terms of smart phones (I can blow through that in 30 min on my computer). Hell, I almost came down with Stockholm syndrome today and thought about switching back to Sprint for unlimited data.
Any help for this smart phone noob is greatly appreciated,
P.S. Is there a paid version of Angry Birds that I can download somewhere? The adds are really annoying in an otherwise fun game.