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How much data allowance do you need with an android phone?

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The title basically says it all! I'm looking to finally step up from my trusty samsung u600 and enter the 21st century with a smart phone (probably HTC Wildfire). However some such as T offer … Read More
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
The title basically says it all!

I'm looking to finally step up from my trusty samsung u600 and enter the 21st century with a smart phone (probably HTC Wildfire). However some such as T offer 'unlimited' internet whilst others only 500mb. So I was hoping people in the know could advise on how much I should be looking for.

Thanks.
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
i barely use 150mb a month (i use the opera browser though as i hear it uses less data), never gone over my 500mb allowance

if you watch a lot of youtube videos or streamed content you could though, so depends what you're going to be using it for most

I also download a lot of my apps at home via wifi from our router
1 Like #2
T-mobile unlimited has a fair usage policy of 3gb (only for android) which is well enough for an android phone.

I wouldn't go with Orange for Android; their "UNLIMITED" policy has a fair usage policy of only 500MB, terrible.
#3
Cheers. I can't see me downloading too much or watching live streams, probably just normal web browsing. It probably sounds like I'd have similar use to you as I'd connect via wifi whilst at home.

That was very useful, thanks.
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To be honest, i would say 500mb is more than enough.
I have a limit of that and i've tried hard to get close to my limit but i've only used 8% of it in a month, and that's having 3g on most days and checking Emails, downloading apps etc.

I think you can only go over it if you just browse Youtube 24/7 on it or something similar.
#5
Thanks for all replies. Sounds like 500mb would be more than enough for my needs.
1 Like #6
I used 2.3 GB in the first month, but that's down to about 1GB a month now.

I do download a few podcasts when I'm away from my home network though.
1 Like #7
I've had mine just shy of a month and only used 105mb. Anything big I get via wifi.
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Shengis
I've had mine just shy of a month and only used 105mb. Anything big I get via wifi.


Yeah that's what i do. Use the Wi-Fi at home for things likewatching Youtube etc.
1 Like #9
As T-mobile & Orange are now Everything Everywhere, they are currently in the process of merging their networks, so if you go with T-Mobile because the allowance is better, the network should be greatly improved soon.
1 Like #10
3 & T-Mobile are in the process of sharing and expanding their networks, an announcement should be due in October.
1 Like #11
im with 3 & got hammered in the 1st month. was sold an unlimited deal & later found out that its 500mb. i kicked off & got 2gb for a couple of months to 'trial'. back down to 500mb now & im cautious. Opera browser sounds an idea tho. i turned all the updates off etc such as weather & im prob using about 200mb now
#12
lanc_red
im with 3 & got hammered in the 1st month. was sold an unlimited deal & later found out that its 500mb. i kicked off & got 2gb for a couple of months to 'trial'. back down to 500mb now & im cautious. Opera browser sounds an idea tho. i turned all the updates off etc such as weather & im prob using about 200mb now


Maybe read your contract in future instead of just signing (_;)
#13
Hmmm. From what people have said I think that 500mb will be more than enough. But, I don't want to stop myself using the phone for fear of going over the limit.
#14
I download / update apps on my wifi at home.

Never been over 500mb.

When you get it download 3G watchdog. It lets you know how much you have used in your month period and can set an alert up if you go over a certain percentage.

I would say 500mb is enough though.

Edited By: amfan on Sep 12, 2011 16:51
#15
Is there a way of checking how much you use, am a t mobile £7.50 a month customer?

Edited By: Civic EG6 on Sep 12, 2011 17:09: 1
#16
I can check on my orange account on the site.

Not sure about t mobile.

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