Incredible on the 150mb plan--suggestions please

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  1. jck31

    jck31 New Member

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    I know a lot of you are gonna try to convince me to switch to the unlimited, but I just got the incredible and am under the 150mb/month plan. With that being said, i'm doing a lot to prevent myself from going over since I figured most of the time I'd be in wifi areas (home/school). Do you guys have any suggestions/tricks to reducing data usage?

    I disabled the 3G with the *#*#INFO#*#*

    I also downloaded and am using the advanced task killer

    Anything else?
     
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    I can't think of much to tell you, just don't use any apps that use the internet? You can try using Opera Mini for a web browser, it compresses the data across the network so it uses less data. Besides that I'd just be really careful and use wifi every chance I get!
     
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    Well I'm using wifi the entire time pretty much since I won't really be out of the wifi range at school... therefore it shouldn't really matter if my apps use the internet, correct?

    And if I wish to use 3g, I can just undo the previous setting... right?
     
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    That's not going to help.

    Assuming you never lose WiFi coverage but you might want to carefully check your WiFi sleep policy before assuming you're good to go. I'd suggest at least running unlimited for a month or you'll find out what expensive really means when you're hit with overages while you are working on ensuring that your setup actually keeps you under 150MB/mo.
     
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    Really all you need to do is put it in airplane mode then turn on wifi and done. No 3g.

    Also ditch the task killer you will thank us later for the headaches we saved you.

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    I kno u said ppl would prob convince u to swith to unlimited, I am one of them. In my eyes the point of a droid is for internet and data usage. 150mb would mayb get me thru half a day. Last month I used over 3gb of data. I'm not sure how much of a price per month difference there is between 150mb and unlimited, but even if I barely used data id still have unlimited just to avoid the 1.99mb overage charges. I hate to worry wat my bill could b... id rather kno per month exactly wat it is without guessing or worrying

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    I read up on ATK--- it's gone, so we don't have to worry about that.

    Also, don't try convincing me to switch to the unlimited, that's not what I'm looking for at all.

    I've turned off 3G and never use it because I don't need it, except in rare instances where I need information and am not within a wifi area. People need to understand that I'll be using wifi 99% of the time, so data usage will be minimal. With that being said, any other suggestions? When I do use 3G, I'm sure to turn off the auto sync so no data is used there and then turn off the mobile network as soon as I'm done.
     
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    @jck

    you seem to have a good handle on how to keep yourself from going over data usage.

    Glad to see you read up on the task killers and decided to remove it as well :)

    As jstafford said, airplane mode is your best friend!
     
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    I would say your good to go man. Good luck and keep yourself in airplane mode.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using DroidForums App
     
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    umm add the data widget and keep an eye on it, keeping it in airplane mode isnt going to help when you cant get calls or text, also always have the "avalible wifi networks" on and connect to those
     
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    just check my online acct, i have used 209.megs in 11 day's
    i would say 1/4 of the time i'm on my home wi-fi,of course
    this is a new phone and i'm still learning and playing with it,
    but i have noticed it like to talk to the towers overnight.
     
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    I'm on 150MB plan as well. I used 255MB of data in the first 3 days of owning my droid (got it on 2nd day of billing cycle). I then went to vzw.com and switched to unlimited starting with beginning of the billing cycle (retroactively). After getting the phone configured to use wifi at home, work, parents and parents in law houses I switched back to 150MB plan starting on the then current day. So as far as VZW is concerned I was on unlimited plan through first seven days of my billing cycle and 150MB plan since.

    Since I switched back to 150MB plan I only used 5MB in 9 days and it's not like I'm paying special attention. Once configured with wifi my Palm Pre used about 70MB of data per month, Droid maybe will use about a 100.

    So the only thing I shouldn't do is use Pandora on my drive to/from work or download videos (youtube) while outside which pretty much never happens. No big deal and I'm saving $15 per month.
     
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