Google envisioned a $10 unlimited plan in early T-Mobile talks
0. phoneArena 25 Apr 2012, 15:08 posted on
Back when the Nexus One was still just a rumor, there were rumblings that Google wanted to destroy the wireless carrier system by subsidizing plans and devices and undercutting carriers. This was obviously completely wrong...
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2. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Since I have DSL at my house, my data usage from Sprint has dropped significantly. I used to use around 6-9 gig a month but since getting DSL, that is now at maybe 600mb.
3. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Good thing Google foresaw this coming. I've been consuming away (at least 4GB per month) on data and if it wasn't for my grandfathered unlimited data plan I would be in deep horse manure.
4. 14545 (Posts: 1117; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
You and I both. I use between 4 and 7gb a month, and I couldn't imagine being stuck with these horrible 2 and 4 gig plans. A reasonable cap would be 5gb, but the POS carriers won't even offer that for the already unreasonable 30 bucks a month.
5. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
what are you guys doing on your phones where you're using that much data... 7GB??? THATS RIDICULOUS isnt there wifi where you are? or you guess tethering to run internet devices in your home from your phone?
6. smallcolabear (Posts: 81; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
I use dang near 10 or more on my phone, so I would say if people are on their phones a ton then its easy to go over the alloted gigabytes.. Especially if they travel for work on shuttles or subways etc. Kids are a big factor too alot use their parents phone to keep busy.
9. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Prior to Apple's delta updates, getting the new OS updates burn through 700 - 800 MB each for my iPod Touch and iPad 2. Then you have games like Infinity Blade 2 clocking in the 900 MB range. Then downloading 1 or 2 movies a month will add 1.5 to 3 GB of data usage. Also, if you watch a couple of HD videos on youtube, the data usage grows. I easily burn through 100 MB a day reading new on the web, use my email, etc.
Btw, wifi at McDonalds or Starbucks is a joke. 3G on Virgin Mobile can be slow at times.
11. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
7GB isn't ridiculous at all,I have seen people with usage above 250GB. a power user can use 10GB monthly without using any tethering at all
8. mrfamous1 (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
Wow!!!! If this was to happen At&t would have matched it!!! Verizon Would of lost.
10. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
15 MB per month -- kind of remind me of the original free yahoo mail accounts at 10 MB.
I think the average data usage is around 600 MB per month based on the stats used by Straight Talk.