$15 Data Plan
rsteven posted on 18 Nov 2010, 14:48 0 0
Anyone have an opinion if the $15 data plan is enough for a Droid phone for light to moderate usage. Email, browsing the web, navigation, some apps, etc. Not downloading large files of any kind. Person in the Verizon store told me not to get this plan with a Droid as I would exceed the data usage all the time even without heavy usage. Don't know if he was just selling me a more expensive plan or it is true. Thanks.
1. icesick06 posted on 21 Nov 2010, 15:33 0
Droid's constantly use data whether or not you are aware of it doing so. Emails for example on the phone, are delivered by default at no request, meaning its checking for new messages all the time. If you download apps, the phone checks for updates to these new apps in the background as well. There is a whole lot of stuff that is happening on the phone, that us, the end user, does not see nor for the most part pay attention to. I did some research and the average droid user uses more data than an iPhone user. I think it was like 480mb a month if i remember correctly. I own the droid one and i dont consider myself to be a heavy user by any means and last month I used 1.2 GB. Thats a lot on a phone. I would just save the headache of a huge bill and just go with the 30 dollar unlimited plan and have the peace of mind that you can be on as much as you want and not be going over and incurring overage charges. Just my two cents.
2. ladyknight (unregistered) posted on 21 Nov 2010, 16:48 0
Is there a way to set the phone to NOT download email all the time, or NOt check for updates? To only do so when I say so?
3. BigAl (unregistered) posted on 25 Nov 2010, 07:59 0
We have 5 blackberrys. I am on the WEB a lot and use about 250 mb of data. The other 4 use e-mail mostly but a lot of e-mail and they never go over like 50 mb.
So, get the smaller plan -don't download a lot (like videos). At any time #DATA shows where you are at usage-wise. If you find you enjoy the data so much, you will justify the extra $15 anyway. But you can prob get away with smaller without really trying. Also, at any time you can jump up in the data plan. Like one day before your plan date closes for the month, you can jump up to $30 and say back date to beginning of month. Then after cycle closes, go back to $15. Maybe you are traveling and fing you can use phone for everything and don't need to lug a PC.
4. salesgirl0979 (unregistered) posted on 01 Jan 2011, 23:02 0
On average, the Android operating system devices use 1 gb of data and any blackberry uses 100 mb of data in a 30 day billing cycle. Some android, very light users, can get away with a 150 mb plan, but i would seriously keep an eye on it. just 1 mb of data usage will charge another 15 for the next 150 mb of use.
5. Vzw wrlszn (unregistered) posted on 10 Jan 2011, 10:45 0
To Big Al- Blackberries are a completely different animal. You can get away with the smaller plan on a Crackberry, however, download one movie and you're screwed. Droids are constantly updating, weather, time, data widgets- app. updates you name it. Get the $15 if you want, but let me know when you get your bill, I'll hold the "Told-Ya-So" til then
6. Sara (unregistered) posted on 04 May 2011, 01:21 0
@lady night: you can set the DROID email to not check automatically. then just refesh the account when you want to. I advise downloading the APP Killer app and set it to close unused apps at regular intervals. The apps often turn on so that they con update, check for updates or are activated via another app.
In response to the initial question: I dont think I would risk the minimum data package, I have the $29.95 unlimited everything and it is perfect. For the extra $14 a month it is worth the piece of mind that i can will never get an overage charge - which are very excessive...
7. ann549 (unregistered) posted on 03 Aug 2011, 23:13 0
Am I missing something?? Last time I checked Verizon doesnt allow you to sign up for a $15 data plan with a smartphone. You HAVE to pay the full $29 plan. Which is ridiculous. Should the iphone and the motorola citrus be required the same data plan?? And if they arent going to provide any decent feature phones, then at least they could allow a smaller data package for some smartphones. Verizon is just forcing everyone into a smartphone plan.
8. chack_fu posted on 08 Aug 2011, 08:23 0
The original thread started when there was that option. I'm sure they figured it out by now.