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Thursday Poll: How Much Data Did You Use Last Month?

Data usage is going to be a hot topic whether you want it to be or not. Now that carriers like Verizon and AT&T have created tiered and shared data plans, it’s obvious that they have realized what their next cash cow will be. Gone are the days of worrying about how many texts you sent or calls you made, in are the times when counting MBs and GBs are a daily task.

To get a good feel for the data landscape around these parts, we thought we would ask how much data you consumed last month. If you are on an individual plan, answer away. If you are on a shared plan, I’d love for you to share how much data your entire family consumed. And in case you were wondering where we got the poll options from, you can thank Verizon’s Share Everything plans for those. We built the poll around them.

How Much Data Did You Use Last Month?

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  • Migamix

    i was in the middle of a hurricane, no power for a week, but i was able to get cell signal. i normally stay under 2G, but i had no choice but to tether to my n7 to get info on the storm. i went well over. but at least im still unlimited. im planning on burning more simply because i can,,,

  • shehippie

    um….more then they offer on any of their new plans? *hangs head*

  • Kellex, you need an ‘I don’t know’ option. 😉

  • james

    Verizon need to put some way better plan out there bring back unlimited data for everybody

  • nessa

    im at 8gb and still have 2 weeks to go, i use foxfi sometimes for my tablet, use netflix and cackle, and i used 2gb from speed test app doing speed tests for an hr straight since they turned lte on in my city hehe

  • Brian

    I used 74gigs last month. I didn’t realize the wireless tethering from my ROM used that much data. I guess I’m finally making use of my unlimited data plan.

  • MICHAEL PATTERSON

    4.4 GB since september 15 ha i never realized that i used so much. I stream music all day long at work. and it appears i downloaded ~1gb at play

  • steveP

    I used a whopping 200 MB. WIFI!

  • itznfb

    Just under 100GB last month. I can still purchase the VZW Unlimited account since it’s linked to my corporate discount.

  • aQuickBit

    871MB for my 2GB plan because I’m not glued to my phone all day

  • smwandrie93

    wow and sooo many people bitch about not getting/loosing unlimited data and 59% of you guys use only 0-4gigs… nice to know that all you complain for nothing!!

  • 10.1 GB here. CDMA Galaxy Nexus on VZW. Thankfully, I’m grandfathered in to unlimited data.

    • viewthis66

      10.1GB? if you don’t mind me asking… why so much?

      • According to my phone, Android OS background uses the most data. I sync a lot of accounts on various services.

        • viewthis66

          i see. i thought you might travel a lot and streamed a lot of content or used your phone as a mobile wifi for a tablet to stream. backgraound data sync, interesting. thanks for replying.

          • Well, I was also out of town for business (read: away from home and work Wi-Fi) for about a week during that time. It’s amazing how much data you can burn through in that time.

  • ray_420

    Should have been tethering lol yeah I feather my phone

  • ray_420

    I used 7.77 and my girlfriend used 3.35 so a total of 11.12 GB with no feathering and no 4g in our area yet. And we upgraded at the beginning of August and they let us keep are unlimited data . They told use they were switching us to a 2 gig shared plan but nothing ever changed. I fell like I got really lucky.

  • Cruiserdude

    65gb, no tethering. Just alot of Netflix, and several nightly roms for my S3 and Razr.

  • in germany we merely get more than a gb for like 50 dollars 🙁

  • Palmer Nyako

    So you guys are the reason why carriers don’t want unlimited.
    I see.
    lol i used 100mb.

    • andy

      huh how?

  • Arimas Artadi

    Last month I use 20-30 gigs data, mainly because I share my internet connection via wifii

  • Kerry Davies

    At first i probably only used like 4g but after they started acting like tools I went over board to like 8g now i used spotify and hbo go at work and its been a minimum of 10g a month. Looks like im buying all my phones cash

  • dylan84

    It was a little over 1GB last month on my Atrix 4G.

  • djjsin

    I see all the comments below were people are claiming getting upset with high data users on unlimited plans who stream to laptop without paying for it. They arent the problem. Verizon is the problem. Verizon sold a plan they advertised as unlimited, and then out the blame on people who use alot of data. Verizon should have never sold an unlimited plan if they dont have the network capacity to support it. If i buy a plan thata advertised as being unlimited, it should be just that. Unlimited. It shouldnt matter were the data is going, or how much is being used. Each person on an unlimited plan should have every right to max out there connection, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If verizon has a problem with this, then THEY should have never marketed an UNLIMITED plan.

    • Havoc70

      But thank makes too much sense, and we all know Verizon doesnt make cents….(yes i did that on purpose)

  • Savan Ghetiya

    with FoxFi and unlimited 4G data on verizon bundled on a Galaxy S3 .. I’ve been using it as a hotspot for all my torrent downloads instead of my DSL connection .. easily surpassing over 10GB of mobile data usage per month 🙂

  • Well my usage changes on what I am doing and has changed some. When I had a DroidX I was using a little less than 2gb per month. When I got a a 4g phone that jumped to 10gbs a month on average. I was watching Nextflix and my TV shows. Now I don’t to very much of that on my phone so about 5gbs if I don’t tether. If I do tether I use about 30-60gb a month.

  • I flash a new rom all the time (right now a mostly working cm10 on my bionic) so i can’t get my history. The best I can find out is in the past 4 days I have used 1gb so aproximetly 7.5 a month at that rate but I know some months I have checked it and it has been 16+

  • mecevans

    50+ gigs with Foxfi. Its my primary internet at home.

  • I normally am around 5GB a month but I had to use my Gnex for home internet for my Laptop for 2 weeks until cable could get hooked up to my house.. that pushed my usage up to about 15GB for last month.

  • Just 1GB, because mainly on Wifi, and I have Fios, so that’s still faster than 4G!

    Re some of the big numbers posted here, down the road this will probably enable Verizon to kill unlimited plans (even with retail upgrade) once contracts end, as they will be able to say: “The average unlimited user is a data hog using 200 GB a month ruining the network for others….” And at that stage, the argument “unlimited is unlimited” won’t apply because the unlimited users are out of contract.

  • Doan

    Last month, about 2.5 GB

    This month: Around 1 GB. Until LTE was enabled in my town on 9/20. Seven days later, and I’m now sitting at 53.34 GB.

  • Preston

    We are the 99%

    • Droidzilla

      I am the 1%.

  • Spider210

    120gb so far in a 3G area! FTW its my unlimited plan, i’m keeping it!

  • Deltaechoe

    I’ll use anywhere from 80-120 GB a month (sometimes more) while tethering, and before you bitch at me, my contract allows for unlimited tethering.

    • Savan Ghetiya

      who would bitch at you about it?

      • leoingle

        have you read above? all kinds of butthurt bitches because less than 1% of Verizon’s customers use alot of data, but it was that minute percentage of ppl that ruined unlimited for everybody. freakin retards.

        • Diablo81588

          Look at sprint moron. They offer nothing but unlimited data and don’t throttle heavy users. Their network is trash in comparison to Verizon’s. Purely coincidence?

          • leoingle

            You should really do a lil more research on stuff so you dont look so stupid. Do you know what a MVNO is? Figure it out then look at how many are on Sprints network, which include two of the biggest ones being Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. Why do they have so many? Because they lost so many customers they had to make money somehow so they just signed on a bunch of MVNOs and slowed their 3G network down. Want more proof? Their 4G network is not slow like this. They can care less about people having unlimited data because their 3G is so slow, nobody could abuse it if they wanted to. And like I said, their 4G isnt slow, so where is your coincidence now?

  • Last month was Mattlgroff’s screw Vzw contest. Several folks hit 500gb. I did 33g

  • deltaechoe

    Yeah and we pay a premium for access to the data plan that we have. There is nothing wrong with following our contractual agreements

  • RobMorris

    So tell me about the slow 4g connection that you are having that is directly related to the data I use in my city.

    • leoingle

      Well said

  • I am over 100 GB and have 10 days left in my billing cycle…

  • I’m usually near 1 – 2 but I purposely tested it to see how much I would actually use by connecting the lappy AND getting a the package deal with T-Mo where tethering/hostpot was free. 😉

    I was at around 84% or so when my new data date started. I’m thinking this month will possibly be near “their” limit.

  • 8.5GB last month on my $25 VZW unlimited data plan. I never turn wi-fi on. Ever. All OTA all the time.

    muahahahahahaaaa

  • SeanBello

    less than 1gb due to all wifi the fact that I still had almost 1gb for the few times I leave home is foreshadowing to how bad my usage will be when I finally get 4G in my area because just about everywhere I go out has it.

  • Gel

    1-1.5gb due to no unlimited.

  • ppl who use these extreme amounts of data are the bunch who ruined unlimited for the responsible data users. now i have gotten to 6-10 gb before but typically i stay around 2-3gb do you all know why? because im not too cheap to pay for and use my home internet… i dont even turn wifi on on my phone but i also dont download torrents and stream mad amounts of netflix on my mobile device. thanks for ruining it for everyone mr 1xx gb a month… just thanks

    • Doan

      Wrong. The “95%” of people who use 2 GB or less per month are responsible for these low tiered data plans. Verizon said it themselves. They created these tiered data plans starting at 2 GB, because “most users consume less than 2 GB per month.” If you had used more data to begin with, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

      • Diablo81588

        Oh don’t be ridiculous.. So you’re telling me if everyone used 100 gigs of data on average per month, that’s what Verizon would set the cap at? The network would slow to a crawl..

        • Doan

          It was a sarcastic comment, but yes.. sort of. If the average consumer used 100 GB of data per month before tiered plans were even a thought, tiers would start much higher 2 GB. Verizon would not cut the average consumer’s data usage by 98%. And I’m assuming, that you are assuming about the network slowing to a crawl. Unless you have experience with, or deep knowledge of, the minimum and maximum capabilities of Verizon’s LTE implementation?

        • leoingle

          wow, are you always such a lil bitch?? Verizon said it, now you are saying they were lying?

          • [email protected]

            Are you always such a douche? Probably so…

      • leoingle

        Well said.

      • blackmagick20

        Yup…it’s a shame that most of us 95%’ers have things like jobs and a social life where we can’t constantly have our phones glued to our hands and mainly use our cell phones for…PHONES! What a crazy concept!

        • Doan

          Consider that an HD movie consumes 2.3 GB per hour, therefore an average 2 hour movie consumes 4.6 GB of data. You’re completely right. I must have no job or social life, because I watch one movie a month on my phone and go over the “average” less than 2 GB/ month.

        • I would love to use Google music but I can’t because listening to about an hr of it consumes 2gb of data I pay 90$ a month for 6gb so essentially I can only listen to 3 hrs before demolishing my cap and paying through the ass for overages. That’s justmuaic not including photo and video upload and download. These caps are crippling my experience!

  • ericsorensen

    Are you guys serious? I use 20-30 GB a month – mostly playing Spotify and Google Play music.

  • average between 100 and 150 gigs

    • [email protected]

      Congratulations! And hopefully you’ll eventually know the joys of actually being with a woman one day, as well!

  • Milton Aleman

    Where’s the option for, “I have no idea, I still have UNLIMITED!!” ???

  • 4n1m4L

    17 gee bees last month, cause i went away on business and didn’t use wifi. I’m kind of proud.

    • jonscurve

      lol gee bees….i got it lol

    • jonscurve

      lol gee bees….i got it lol

  • Joel

    45GB. Can’t help that LTE is faster than my WiFi. haha

  • I used 65gb last month

  • Mikey Styles

    It’s all about the “Unlimited” Baby….I use 2GB one month then 9GB the next or almost none. It depends. Unlimited allows “Flexibility” which is something VZW wants none of as it doesn’t show $$$ signs haha.

  • Shane Girodat

    Lots of data hogs out there no wonder Verizon wants to rape us for data.

  • 9.2G no tethering.

  • 2.5gb just because I’m having to use my hotspot to operate my laptop at work. if the company wifi would come back, less than 1gb cause I have wifi at my house as well. Fudge Verizon and their data.

  • Raven

    I used a paltry 200MB and my wife used about 500MB. My max in the last 6 months was 400MB and my wife’s was 700MB. We both have unlimited data and I tether my Nexus 7 occasionally. But, I have WiFi at home and I have WiFi at work so I rarely need to do anything data heavy without WiFi. I am however oddly concerned about losing my unlimited because I like simply not having to worry about it. It is usually when we go on a trip some where that my usage increases, and I don’t want to have to be afraid to watch a movie occasionally. Therefore, I think I will still be buying off contract anyway.

  • muffnman
  • Sam

    82.83GB last month. God I love unlimited. Thanks, Verizon!

  • Silver Veloz

    Surprisingly, I haven’t gone over 2G since April, 2012. I’m on unlimited data. I have a Droid Bionic. Once we get ICS (OTA), I may start using it even more to utilize the phone to it’s true potential, (when I actually can find extra time). I’m not an online gamer. I will probably start utilizing online movie rentals more in the future. Then I will start monitoring my data usage and see what the cost difference would be on a shared plan. Like the rest, I’m not willing to give up unlimited, unless it will benefit me somehow (cost?)

  • noc007

    4GB. When they monkeyed with my account, they tried to get me on tiered data to “fix” what they did. She said I would save money since I only used 1GB the month before. I know better. She was looking at usage on a 3G phone and not my 4G phone that wasn’t “compatible” with the text message plan they dropped.

    I’ll leave for another carrier before my unlimited plans go away.

  • I don’t see how people can use tiered plans! Last month was 22gb and that was a slow month considering my Rezound decided to crap out leaving me with no data connections. 4 Replacements later and now I’ve got the Razr and I have a feeling this month will be higher than ever (I goth the HD Station for the Razr so I now stream full 720p YouTube to my TV). FoxFi is also amazing! Our internet at home is crappy at best so FoxFi is a must have for when I NEED a large file uploaded / downloaded!

    Good luck with the tiers but I will stick with Unlimited until Verizon pries it from my cold, dead hands!

    • LegalAmerican

      I only am on a tiered plan because I have a full time job, school, and then housework. I don’t have time to watch movies all day every day. Tiered plans for me, are perfect. Also that’s about your only choice now since unlimited is no longer available. Not trying to be pompous, just answering the question.

    • LegalAmerican

      I only am on a tiered plan because I have a full time job, school, and then housework. I don’t have time to watch movies all day every day. Tiered plans for me, are perfect. Also that’s about your only choice now since unlimited is no longer available. Not trying to be pompous, just answering the question.

    • LegalAmerican

      I only am on a tiered plan because I have a full time job, school, and then housework. I don’t have time to watch movies all day every day. Tiered plans for me, are perfect. Also that’s about your only choice now since unlimited is no longer available. Not trying to be pompous, just answering the question.

    • RoadsterHD1

      If you wanna download a movie use ADownloader from play store in conjunction with pirate bay app. Its awesome. Movie only takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.

      • I downloaded tTorrent Lite from the play store and then installed the tTorrent search thingy. Then I searched for tTorrent Paid and downloaded the paid version for free! ( I know, I know I didn’t support the developer blah blah blah but the developer had it coming, wanting to charge $4 for an app that is going to be used to pirate apps / movies / music / etc). I can now get 2-4mb/s on 4G LTE which is 3x faster than my home internet connection and I found out tTorrent supports proxy servers so I now use a server with Elite level security in India.

        • RoadsterHD1

          I tried utorrent but ADownloader is way faster. AND its free.

  • Welcomematt

    11 Gigs and damn proud of every one of them.

  • Turd_Ferguson

    I use on average 2-4Gb but since Watch ESPN has finally added Comcast and I have found the HBO GO app its been much higher!

  • I usually use around 3.5 GBs per month. Streaming Internet Radio (TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody and Pandora). Then sometimes my Slingbox type device for TV.

  • Family plan with 5 lines and used 50gb total for all lines.

  • derek blaney

    9. 69 gigs of unlimited lte so far. Still have a few days to go

  • kylebrodeur

    Last month I used a little under 2GB. In July I used right under 4GB. I was in Austin for a week with no WiFi, Netflix and Youtube hammered my device.

  • getsome831

    17GB on Verizon and another 10GB over Wifi. Damn, higher than i though.

  • J. Gilbertson

    I usually use around 2 GB +/- 512 MB. I think the most I’ve ever used was 3.49 GB and that was mainly just because I had just bought and activated my RAZR. I downloaded all of my apps, games and music. For the most part I use my phone data for social, reading, browsing and downloading new apps and music. I don’t stream my music. Never been a fan of the Google Play Music app and its terrible shuffle algorithm and my data connection is a bit spotty in my office. PowerAmp ftw!

  • oh my god.. how can people use 120 GIGs a month??? Are you just downloading/streaming for the hell of it??? I thought i used a lot at about 10 to 12 gig a month…

    • Say goodbye to that LTE radio lol.

    • Diablo81588

      They’re cheap and use it as a home internet connection.

      • Cheap…. I pay upwards of $250 per month to Verizon for 3 lines of Unlimited data. UNLIMITED DATA…that means no limits, no restrictions, and no throttling, so who is to tell me I cant use MY unlimited data however I want to?

        • Diablo81588

          Unless you use all that data on your phones, you are breaking the terms of your contract. I find it hard to believe you could use that much data on your device alone.

          • Verizon could honestly care less about how we use the data. As long as the bill is paid they can’t really do anything. If they were to dive right in and try to break down the data packets being sent / received they would be breaking federal laws and even the constitution! Yikes! is $20/ month for tethering worth millions of dollars in fines, court costs, lawyer fees, etc. Verizon would be forced to pay for breaking these laws? No.

          • Diablo81588

            They would only be breaking the law if they throttle your connection on LTE. That doesn’t mean they can’t cut your service off if you are abusing the system. Every ISP has a “fair use” policy in the contract you signed that states if you use an unreasonable amount of data, and it is affecting the integrity of the network, they have the right to terminate your service whenever they see fit. Verizon ABSOLUTELY cares how you use your internet connection, especially if you’re abusing it by replacing your home ISP.

        • chris125

          Unlimited data on your *phone* anything else they can cut you off.

          • J Dub

            So people can’t use their phone as their media hub now? Streaming music and Netflix to their home speakers and tv? Not to mention music while traveling. Music and videos at work? Regular app updating? Emails?

          • chris125

            Uum email and updates would be the phones data…

          • J Dub

            So would everything else listed.

          • Diablo81588

            No one is saying you can’t use your phone to stream music and movies. The problem is when people illegally tether their phone to their computer without paying for it. If you pay for an unlimited hotspot plan, tether as much as you want.

          • leoingle

            So if i pay Verizon an extra 30 bucks a month, are you gonna stop being such a butthurt lil bitch and will your life be better? If not then dont worry about what other people do and mind your own business.

          • Diablo81588

            I could care less how much you pay Verizon. I will continue to worry about what people do IF IT DIRECTLY AFFECTS ME. I can no longer use upgrades and get discounted pricing on phones because idiots like you decide to abuse the network and ruin it for everyone else.

          • leoingle

            Can you provide evidence that that is the sole reason they did it? Because I can provide evidence of them saying 95% of users dont ever use over 2GB so that is why they did it.

          • How does it directly affect you? The users that use over 100gb are in the minority here and 4G LTE speeds are still shockingly fast so I really don’t see the correlation here. Verizon’s network was built for one reason and that is to MAKE money, they decided to make shared plans to improve their profits by charging absurd prices for data and covering it up by trying to make it look like a good deal.

          • J Dub

            So what happens if you hook your phone up to a monitor and also a bluetooth mouse and keyboard combo? Is that considered fair use?

          • Diablo81588

            Sure, as long as your using the phone itself and not tethering it to a computer.

  • cheezer88

    i use 6 to 10 only because i don’t have internet at home so i have to use my phone for everything.

  • Donnie

    1.4GB, which is about double my normal amount. I was travelling a bit and had to hotspot for a while.

  • 40.24GB, 4G just was activated in my area and it is faster than my home internet…

  • watchthesky

    I usually use around 1GB but my DSL was out for a few days so I tethered and ended up using 2GB in a day, oops.

  • Michael Quinlan

    I chose 0-1GB, but that’s too broad of a category for me. My actual usage was 268MB. I really can’t fathom how people in the 10GB+ range have time to do important things like, say, earn a living.

    • EvanTheGamer

      So you like download one app per month or something? Or use your phone 5 times a month? Wow, 268MB seems pretty damn low.

  • Who knows. When you are a crack flasher these stats disappear. 🙂

  • 22GB … No tethering a lot of downloading/streaming though. VZW 4G LTE FTW

  • EvanTheGamer

    500GB-1TB.

    lol j/k At least 2GB-4GB easily. Maybe more depending on my mood.

    • fixxmyhead

      LIES!!! screenshot or it didnt happen.

      u tethering to ur whole neighborhood?

      • EvanTheGamer

        LOL! I wish!

    • If you truly hit a full Terabyte I would be shocked!

      I just did a quick calculation and to get 1TB in a month it would require you to download over 33GB/day for the entire month!

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yeah… *cough*

        lol

  • Tom Christopher

    tethered droid razr playing DOTA2 on 4g….like a baus.

  • So much for needing an unlimited plan(end sarcasm).

  • Dre Fay

    27.12 GB used this month and still a weekend to go. Unlimited VZW= Retail prices are in my future

  • 900Bm, a month between me and my wife

  • I average 6gb a month. My wife averages 3gb a month and my son averages 2. We all use wifi when we’re at home too so the tiered pricing would obviously suck if we were to switch to it.

    • Stevedub40

      Amen. I was looking at my bill the other day to see if there was anyway I could move from unlimited, but my wife and I both average around 6GB/month, and there was a few 18-20GB spikes when I did not have internet at home. There is no way I could make it on a capped data plan.

  • Kyle Bailey

    For me it was about 3.999GB. But that was because I decided to go around campus streaming Google Music. I usually just save them to be played offline, but I got lazy this month after re-flashing my phone.

    • Ya Google music is what really sucks my data the only reason I whish I had unlimited.

  • Adrian Fishler

    all of the lines together was over 25gb

  • Carlton Madden

    It’s so rare that I’m anywhere that doesn’t have wifi. My wife and I share a meager 200Mb AT&T data plan. Last month we use 26.5Mb.

  • For my 5 line family plan, we used a combination of 3.8GB between us all last month. My father, being a truck driver, usually uses the most since he streams and uses it for entertainment on his off hours. I only used a pitiful 669MB, but have been known to use at least a few GBs on some months. My mother doesn’t even know how to use her phone, and my wife stays on WiFi all day at home.

    However, the record for one line was when my wife and I were dating she had my oid D2 and clocked 26GB on the first month… all on 3G and 1X. I’m still scratching my head on that one…

    I know I don’t use that much, but I like having the ability to go over if I need to. Plus I only pay $45 for all my lines combined and I can’t even get the 1GB shared plan for that price. So, I’ll pay retail until the end of time if I can help it!

    • noc007

      You pay $45/mo total? That’s what they charged for an unlimited data plan to begin with years ago. What grandfathered plan are you on? If I had that, I wouldn’t be bitching as much as I am now.

      • Talk & Text Plus Data 1400 – Basically its a $20 data discount on each line of unlimited. Add on top the 8% discount and its around $45/month for 5 lines of unlimited.

  • Booyah

    I’m at about 8GB from streaming Netflix and other streaming apps and tethering Netflix to my N7 where I don’t have good Wi Fi. Unlimited FTW.

  • I used more than 10GB last month. I tend to stream Lex and Terry on my 40 minute drive to work (one way). Now that college football is back, I occasionally stream out of market games using TuneIn.

  • kixofmyg0t

    I used to use over 10 GB a month when I had Gummy on my Bionic. Then switched to the 232 leak and saw my data use cut in half. Gummy seriously had something going on with it.

  • 15GB so far this month, and that’s w/o doing any tethering. Our home DSL is craptastic at best, and the VZW 4G LTE is a lot faster, so I do everything on my phone.

    • +1 for craptastic lol

    • leoingle

      Thats the exact same position I am in now. before i got 4G at my place i used maybe 50MB, now i used 5-20G a month.

      • Joshhud

        You guys have 4G but not high speed cable internet?!?!!? crazy

  • js

    From Sept 1-27…Only about 3.11GB

  • jak_341

    I average about 35 to 45 gigabytes a month.

  • Adam Medina

    A few months ago ,I moved and didn’t have cable internet for a month and used 60GB. I though Verizon might catch on to me tethering but they never said a word lol. No throttling either.

  • pimfram

    Phone says about 10.66 GB.

  • i use between 50-300g depending on the month (use hotspot for home net), i pay for double unlimited (phone + hotspot), im going to burn every mb i can untill they pry it from my cold dead hands. ill buy phones @ retail until the end of time, i win in the end always 🙂

    • Butters619

      That’s a lot of pron my friend

      • fixxmyhead

        its porn. tired of that stupid internet slang

        • Michael_NM

          It’s “it’s.”

          • It’s actually its. Not It’s.

            Example:
            That squirrel’s porn is out of control, it’s been doing some serious fapping this month.

            That squirrel’s porn is out of control, Its all about lesbians.

          • Michael_NM

            Nope. It’s a shame that the apostrophe often loses its place.

          • You realize you just gave the same example twice?

            The baby’s rattle is over there; it’s blue.

            The baby’s rattle is over there; its rattle is blue.

          • fixxmyhead

            Touche but i was talking about stupid words like prOn , pwned and stupid crap like that

        • Its porn, I’m tired of that stupid internet slang.

          • noobslice

            it’s = it is

          • J Dub

            Or it’s. As in it’s shoe. Shows possession.

          • JoshGroff

            His shoe, her shoe, its shoe. There is no apostrophe to show possession on pronouns.

          • brandnew234

            Your right.

          • Dom Suppa

            Its you’re ………….. Figured I join in on the fun.

          • @jdubau55:disqus : Nope. It’s is an abbreviation of “it is.” This is an exception to the rule in which you use an apostrophe and s to show possession. To show possession you omit the apostrophe in this case.

            http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/its_its.htm

          • Droid-Life-and-Grammar-Nazis

          • bkDJ

            JoshGroff is correct. “Its” is only possessive. “It’s” can only be “it is” (it’s cold today) or “it has” (it’s been a pleasure).

    • woot

      how much u pay for unlimited hotspot?

      • antinorm

        If you have unlimited data, unlimited hotspot is $30/month extra.

        • msr

          You can use foxfi phone doesnt need to be rooted as well as other options for tethering

      • Brian

        Use a ROM to get it for free… and it will just use your data plan’s data which for you would be unlimited.

    • fixxmyhead

      damn do u work? i cant even use that much even if i tried and i watch movies on netflix

      • It isn’t that hard, I use around 50-100gb and its mainly from YouTube and Netflix! I use the HD Station on my Razr and have the HDMI out to my HDTV so it streams full 720p YouTube and full HD Netflix which can chug data!

        • fixxmyhead

          Well i dont have a hd tv so i can only watch it on my N7.

          • The N7 is far more HD than my 720p HDTV, if you had it set right to view in full 720p HD it would display the entire picture.

          • fixxmyhead

            Oh yeah I forgot but the shows on netflix are not hd at least the ones I watch. And every time I try to watch hd movies or videos on YouTube my N7 has trouble playing it. I have an N router rated for up to 150 transfer rate but for some reason it always stutters and doesn’t pull big MB’s. I have an app that shows how much data Ur pulling and when I turn on the HD option it barely pulls down 1MB a second. Btw my Internet connection is 10MBps it should be fast enough right?

          • I have an N+ at 300mb/s and it can’t even pull a 720p feed from YouTube without stoping to buffer. However it is mostly the ISP’s fault, SpeedTest may say you can get 10mb/s but just about every other program will say otherwise, unless your ISP has guaranteed speeds there isn’t much you can do besides pay extra and get a higher plan or switch ISPs.

            10mb/s should be plenty to watch in 720p but like I said, unless you are truly getting the 10mb/s it won’t matter.

          • fixxmyhead

            yea i get that too damn those greedy stupid ISPs. ill stick with my current plan cuz its pretty cheap and its ok for now its not a big deal for me to watch in HD

      • DeathfireD

        Run a streaming music player for a few hours and you’ll easily use 1GB or more.

    • abqnm

      Don’t get too comfortable. I see the end of unlimited coming within the next 1.75-2 years, MAX. That is likely the reason they are requiring full price upgrades to be able to keep it. If they let you sign a contract, they would have to honor the plan for the duration of the contract. By discontinuing the ability to sign a contract with unlimited data, that gives them ~2 years from June to get everyone off a contract with unlimited, and then they can just drop the plan entirely without violating their end of the agreement. That said, they will likely lose a lot of pissed off customers when they do it though. Sprint may be an alternative (since they seem to want to keep going with unlimited), but not really a great option until 2053 when they get LTE up to where Verizon has it right now…

      • michael arazan

        Yes, but sprint is now heading in the right direction, they are 6 months ahead of schedule for starting their true lte network, it was announced to start up in 2013. Not to mention keeping unlimited. If more people start to move to Sprint from att and verizon, they would be able to cover areas larger and faster with their network and 4g. If verizon tries to screw me, I’m going to sprint, living in st,louis, I’m going to bet it’ll have lte from sprint before the end of the year.

        • abqnm

          Yeah St Louis is likely for Sprint. So far they have announced and rolled out mostly small cities or obscure areas though. They did this same thing with 3g rollout years ago which is why I left them for Verizon. They took 3 years to even cover the top 75 metro areas in the US. They skipped big cities and rolled out 3g to BFE first. They seem to be doing the same with 4g.

  • T4rd

    I just got 4G/LTE in my work area last month. I used to use 1-2 GBs/month. This month I used almost 4 GBs.

    Verizon can suck a dong if they think I’ll move to a tiered plan. No way I’m paying more for less service. I only use use 3-4 hundred mins/month, so unlimited talk is useless. So is tethering if you plan to do anything other than browse the web much (and I’m already tethering for free anyways =p).

  • JDHokie

    I’ve never used more than 2GB/month. I use WiFi at home and work, and don’t really stream much content to my phone. I’ve started tethering my N7, though, so I expect my usage to go up some.

  • idk

    I used a little over 7 from Spotify and Netflix.

  • I find myself sticking to wifi most of the time due to the battery life drain you get with LTE. Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

  • schmaltzy

    I got my S3 before the shared plans started….then, middle of August, 4G got turned on in my city. So just to stick it Verizon I would leave my 4G on all the time and use ti to download ROM’s. Racked up 7.5 GB in about 2 weeks.

  • technician199

    112MB of mobile data and 2GB on wifi.

  • With LTE and Unlimited … who cares ? lol

  • Bigwavedave25

    I average around 12GB. Range form 6-30+GB depending on circumstances.

    • Apostrafee

      Screenshot?

      • Bigwavedave25

        umm, not sure if my other comment is going to show up…”abuse reports”? hahaa. Of data or what? Outside image link to photobucket?

        Basically showed i’m at 32Gb for the month currently. Some tethering involved. netflix, youtube, web, roms, etc oh yea, and letting my wife’s iphone jump on the 4g goodness also. 😉

        • Apostrafee

          That’s intense

      • Bigwavedave25

        ah, figured it out.
        here you go.

  • Rob

    Before having an LTE device I usually had less than 1 GB a month; since then I have been over 5 GB every month. Ahh the joys of LTE and unlimited data… for now.

  • triangle8

    Mobile data usage is between 1-2Gb, but total usage is much higher with wifi…

  • Braden

    Approximately 120 Mb …

  • BigLa

    I technically use well over 10GB, but I’m almost always on WiFi. Still rocking unlimited data though…

  • lp

    if you flash roms often (via galaxy nexus. of course), this can cost you ~700 MB per set-up…TGFUnlimited Data.

    • Kyle

      Why. Do you not use titanium backup, and re-download all your apps. That seems like a pain.

      • Corey Hass

        Downloading the ROM itself…not re-installing all the apps.

  • I use about 6 a month. Tethering from my Gnex to Nexus and using YouTube is what gets me. Which is why I’d be dead if I ever switched to a tiered plan.

    I will be buying full price from now on sadly, unless Sprint someday gets LTE up like Verizon does.

    • I know in Gainesville, I’m getting 16-20 Mbps, while Sprint’s website claims 6-10 w/ a max of 20; I was getting 22-23 Mbps one evening in Ocala.

      • In Central Florida when I first got my Thunderbolt 2 years ago I was getting consistent readings of over 40mb/s and spikes as high as 60mb/s. It was awesome but for me 20mb/s is still plenty.

  • No idea.. I flash a new rom every 3-5 days, so my counter resets. Whats the Verizon short code and tag to find out via text?

    • #DATA

      • T4rd

        Or you can just download the My Verizon app to check it.

        • Ugh… why would you do that?

        • Droidzilla

          You could also pee in your own face to check your body temperature, I guess.