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has anybody gone over 5gb on unlimited plan?

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    Its been slow at work lately so I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos as well as trying different apps for my Droid incredible. I just checked my Verizon page and it says I'm at 6.5gb ish already and I have a week left in the billing cycle. I stopped using it as much as possible but I'm worried I'm going to be disconnected. Has anybody else gone over 5gb. Should I be worried or no? I didn't teather either.
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    It's unlimited....quit worrying about 5gb.

    I've been between 6.5 and 8.5ish a month since November....

    Truly nothing to worry about at all.
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    wow glad to hear that. thanks for chiming in :)
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    No problem, the whole 5gb talk and unlimited has a lot of people confused...
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    i did 11GB one month.. same $30 as my dad who uses 1-2GB/ month.. no need to worry
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    Several years ago, this was an issue. The unlimited plans had in the small print that they meant 5 Gig. A couple of users who went over got their plans canceled, raised a huge fuss, and Verizon changed policies.

    Now, the smartphone plans are unlimited, and have much more relaxed terms of service. However, if you are tethering without their Broadband Connect plan, and they determine you are doing it (they can, but won't unless the use really is excessive) then they may bill you as if you were using Broadband Connect.

    Tethering with Broadband Connect (or any of their air-cards, MiFi, etc...) actually does have a 5gig limit with overage charges that are fairly excessive, but they count that data separate from the direct smartphone data.

    I don't typically go over 5 gig anyway, but there have been several instances over the past few years where I hit 7 or 8 with no ill effects.

    Alan
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    In all seriousness, how do you guys go over 5 gigs a month is beyond me, I checked my usage today and I have only used 200,000 Kb "eight days into my monthly plan", there is one million forty eight Kb in a Gig, man some of you have just too much free time on your hands. I guess being busy at work and actually working means I am one of the few, most of my data downloads are done at home on my blazing fast Wifi.
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    I DL very little on mine....XM runs a good 40 hours a week on mine......
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    I don't use more than 2gigs a month... lol.
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    I have XM for my car, where do you get the XM app for the Incredible, I use Pandora on my Incredible.
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    The 5g limit is on the air card and not the phones. Yes I went over it on my laptop once. It takes streaming videos and downloading files to do it. But it ain't hard to do.
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    This question/concern pops up at least once a month. Maybe droidforums should include this information in the registration process.
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    i use slacker, pandora, lastfm, etc everyday and this past weekend we streamed the UFC fight and then hulu to our tv. im just over 3GB

    oh and 2 days left on my cycle
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    I used over 11GBs last month. I used wifi tether on my laptop everyday. Usually I'm around 6GBs/month.
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    High usage is almost invariably from streaming music or video. Google nav can use a good bit too.

    Alan
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    Ya I was really worried about going over. Right now I'm at 4.9 gigs lol. My mom was also worried because she uses pdanet to tether
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    I use 15GB+ monthly and have since I got my Droid (launch). No I'm not trolling, I really do use that much consistently. Use to your heart's content!
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    May be one of the best things to come off your keyboard or Droid.
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    I'm soooo nervous about going over. Can anyone actually verify that I won't be charged for going over 5 gigs on my droid?
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    You will not be charged for going to 500GB on your Droid. My wife works for Verizon and many people on this board do too. Quit worrying. I know for a fact that you won't because I use so much myself.
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