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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by mike02vr6, Jun 21, 2011.

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    I was just trying to figure out if it would be worth it for me to run out and get a phone (thinking of buy an OG off of ebay and getting into the unlimited or just wait and get the $30/month plan. I have access to a computer so I wouldn't be streaming music all day, I think I would just mostly jump online while I am out to look stuff up, use it as a GPS and overall just keep busy while I am at work. What is some of the data that you guys go through and what do you do with your phones? (just kind of looking for an approximate I know I can't do any mathematical calculations)

    Thanks
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    Im a very heavy user and I don't go anywhere near the 2g limit mainly because I have my phone on wifi anytime I can. I don't think gps uses data because my wife uses the gps on an old eris that isn't connected.

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    I do a lot of stuff. I use the unlimited data plan to the fullest so I can my moneys worth.

    Heres what I do:
    Pandora
    Netflix
    Craigslist
    Ebay
    GTunes
    Youtube
    TubeMate
    Web Browsing
    GPS
    Google Maps
    Games
    GTalk
    Skype
    DroidForums

    Plus more. It all comes down to how much u use it but I would snag it bcuz Verizon is gonna cut that on July 7th anyone who has it now is getting grandfathered in.


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    If you don't need Unlimited Data, why get it?... I dunno, if you afford it, why not- never know if /when that WiFi will vanish (moving, can't afford it anymore, etc).

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    cool thanks, I have 4G in most of the areas I am in and around, but I also have some pretty good wifi spots that on my laptop right now I am on one and its 54Mpbs so that seems to me thats its faster than 4G correct?
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    Verizon has an app so you can track your data usage. That will let you know if you really need that unlimited or not.

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    Yeah but that app is only worth it if he/she has a data plan. If its per use then he /she wont really know their real usage.

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    Why not get it? The unlimited data plan now is 30 dollars a month....from what I've read the cheapest data plan they'll offer is 2 gigs for 30 dollars....why would it be better to pay the same price for 2 gigs and not just go unlimited?

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    because then I have to buy a phone off of ebay, so I can save my upgrade for the bionic.
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    Dial #data to get a free text message with your current data usage. Its usually accurate within a day or so.

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    There's also a preloaded data usage widget on most android phones.

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    I don't have a droid phone yet, my question was more of what do you guys do and how much data do you use? Sorry for the confusion.
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    Well if u get a droid u have to get a data package with ur droid.


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    As of this day if u get a smartphone from Verizon u have to get a unlimited data package, that cost 29.99 a month. If u wait till after this new absurd data plans go into effect then u will have to pay for at least the smallest data package (2 gb) which will be also be 29.99. So id say your best option would be to go head and sign that contract before the new plans go into effect. No offence to you old school of droid owners but I would strongly recommend u shop around for a newer phone, even the D2. There are several reasonably priced new phones with a 2 year contract. Btw I use around 10-14 gbs a month...mainly streaming music and video with no tethering.
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    I'm a super heavy user and download tons of roms, flashes, etc. News junkie and I use Gps which DOES need data to get the map tiles. My phone is on and busy 8+ hours a day active. Use wifi at work and home but stay online plenty on 3g too.

    BUT I don't stream music or video and don't use my phone to do stupid things like torrent movies or PSP etc.

    I've never topped 2g in a month. Basically if u don't stream and aren't trying to tether instead of paying for broadband at home you'll be fine with the base plan. Sounds like streaming will be more costly ...

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    I would definitely get onto the unlimited data plan now even of it means buying a Droid on eBay. 2gb isn't that much especially with 4g capabilities. Your data usage is likely to increase over time anyways with more and more uses for smartphones develop. The cost of the phone would be dwarfed if you had a few months of heavy data usage.

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    Yeah ur best bet is just take advantage of the unlimited data while its still there.

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    Damnit Verizon! At least give us a chance to get a Bionic, you're letting all the other 4G phones be grandfathered in!
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    You can view your usage on your account via their website also. I average 4-5GB a month, streaming mostly, I'm screwed if I want a new phone after this changes. If I can't get a Bionic it's either settle for a 3G phone or it's off to Sprint before they pull this crap also.
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    Verizon has a 14 day trial period for phones get a freebee phone like a day or two before the new data plans kick in that way ur locked in before turn over. When the bionic comes out return the phone tell Verizon it was crap and pay for ur new bionic.

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