Droid A8500 Data Usaage??

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  1. 640k

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    man i hope i never work anywhere that i can't get a discount on my billing. under the new plans, i pay $86/mo after taxes for 900 min + unl text + $30 data.
     
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    Since I'm under my parents plan I pay 30 only. I get a discount at sheetz but I'm not the accountholder so it doesn't matter.
     
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    The Data plan should be $30 with unlimited Mb usage...
     
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    Are you able to set a data cap with your cellular provider? Or are they perfectly happy to let you go over the 50mb allotment? How much do you get charged per MB if you go over?
     
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    if these providers capped everything, how would they bring in money? it's like asking your bank to never, ever charge you a fee for anything, ever. ;)
     
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    lol. thanks to verizon though i have infinite!!!!

    but yeah. 50mb is not good for droid.
     
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    Discount!!

    I get discount for data!!
    only 22.39 with taxes...hehehehe :icon_ banana:
     
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    not quite. "unlimited" on verizon (or any us carrier for that matter) doesn't mean unlimited.
     
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    uhm well i saw a post on here a couple days ago saying people like you are wrong (lol its exactly what is said) and that we actually have unlimited. because some people were saying that we are capped at 5gb. which is not true i guess. and actually it sort of is unlimited. well. to an extent ofcourse. like anything that anyone could humanly possible do can be done. i think that makes sense.

    but yeah. to our standards it is unlimited
     
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    Read those TOS very carefully. Verizon has it worded where it does apply to the smartphone/blackberry itself. One would be hard pressed to hit that 5GB with just regular browsing/email though unless they were doing something that is prohibited in the TOS though. Verizon can easily assume that you're tethering through a 3rd party app (prohibited in the TOS) without the tethering add-on and terminate your contract. How strict they are on enforcing that is the question but some people have reported going well over 5GB with nothing happening and others were terminated or even charged overages.
     
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    The main advantage I've found with my Wi-Fi is the Droid is rocking fast on Wi-Fi. I have very good internet service at home, speeds typically over 25 MBPS.

    Droid on my Wi-Fi usually speed tests right in the neighborhood of 6 MBPS, while in the "wild" running around it rarely tops 2 MBPS.

    Obviously, triple the speed is a very good reason for the Droid to run the Wi-Fi when it can, and it has an advantage for Verizon as it keeps the impact to their network down a bit.

    Still, I'd imagine that Verizon isn't about to be keeping track of every Wi-Fi network a Moto Droid might learn to join, especially when they can just get to the Droid over their own network. I know it's a Google phone, but I don't think even Google has a handle on every Wi-Fi in the USA. So the Droid will use Wi-Fi but probably won't leave the Verizon net unless it flat out can't see it.

    50 MB on a data plan with a Droid? Holy Crippled Account, Batman!

    I hit that on YouTube today. If you start streaming video, it's really easy to run through data use. I'd be over a 50MB plan by about a GB right now and the month is barely over halfway through.
     
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