How much mobile data do you have included with your phone plan?

How much mobile data do you have included with your phone plan?
While the entire mobile telephony industry was built upon the dream of facilitating voice calls on the go, nowadays it's increasingly the case that our pocket devices are mainly about getting on the internet. In fact, today you can even grab apps that will route calls through the internet instead of using your carrier's dedicated dial network, and pretty much every ultra-popular app out there requires at least basic connection to the web in order to function properly.

But access to the web through your handheld isn't free, and so picking a mobile data plan that will fit both your budget and prove adequate for your needs requires some deliberation. Knowing our usage, we were wondering if you folks eat your way through as much data every month as we do, and so this poll aims to answer precisely that.

Let us know how much mobile data allowance per month you have included in your phone plan by voting below.

Note: Only consider your allowance for full speed mobile data.

How much mobile data do you have included with your phone plan?

>500 MB
7.59%
Between 500MB and 1GB
9.53%
Between 1GB and 1.5GB
8.84%
Between 1.5GB and 2GB
9.01%
Between 2GB and 3GB
11.75%
Between 3GB and 5GB
12.66%
Between 5GB and 10GB
13.63%
Over 10GB
26.98%

FEATURED VIDEO

67 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Current period 61.3 GB and counting, T-Mobile unlimited, no throttling whatsoever. #PartOfTheProblem :D

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I wish I could go on T-Mobile... a lot of places I travel to don't have the coverage. Staying with AT&T atm :/

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I hear ya. I consistently get 25+ Mbps where I live. However, I've been on road trips with friends who get better coverage with SPRINT than I do, if that tells you anything about T-Mobile's service area...

31. Shubham412302

Posts: 569; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Thats the problem with aircel in india Offers lots of data but the coverage is not everywhere

4. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Same here. T-Mobile Unlimited is awesome. I know most people don't need unlimited data everywhere they go. But I'm most definitely not one of them.

59. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Had the $70 unlimited grandfathered plan until I switched to AT&T with 60GB on employee discount.

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Working for Telus in Canada. All employee on same account all data is shared. We have 6 gb each but no real limit ( i used more than 50 gb at one time ) Love carrier demo phone program lol.

42. Acer_Predator unregistered

I used to have unlimited on 3-UK PAYG (not contract just for 15 quid but those bstrds increased the price to £20 so I fk them off ! Now I have TPO (PAYG) for £15 pounds I get 2000 texts (to TPO sim is free) 750 mins (to tpo sim is free) and 5Gig internet Totally enough 5GBhttps://www.thepeoplesoperator.com/pay-as-you-go#hero-bundles

58. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

61.3GB is what I used in less than a week when I had T-Mobile. Lol.

3. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Verizon unlimited ;)

24. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Me, too. Paying an extra $60 per month for it as of lay month. Asshats.

44. AlikMalix unregistered

AT&T unlimited, and still getting my new phones subsidized (I know that to some this may not work - it does for my family). Soon to be paying extra $5 according to earlier article. But I'll switch to Verizon the day they take my unlimited away.

5. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

2gb... I have WiFi about everywhere in my daily routine...

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

3GB, but i probably use 1gb a month because i spend most of it on wifi

7. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

$29.99 VERIZON UNLIMITED DATA PLAN FTW!!

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Not so fast my friend. If you're not under contract that is now the $49.99 UDP.

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Sorry my friend, I'm still under contract and I am employed by a state agency therefor I was exempt from the price change to begin with.... But even if I had to deal with the price change $49.99 is still not a bad price for truly unlimited data on America's best cellular network.... So yes, $29.99 VERIZON UNLIMITED DATA PLAN FTW!!!

23. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I could have the same, but I'm not changing my number. I've had this number for 11 years. I work mobile IT for a company and Verizon is our carrier. I provide support for 1300 devices. Not to mention if I leave then I'd have to go to a normal data plan.

9. green2u

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

There can be a lot of exceptions in your poll. For example, I was on a 5GB plan w T-Mo, but switched to a cheaper 3GB plan with MetroPCS because they have Music Unlimited which includes free Google Music streaming (I use 3GB a month on Google Music alone). So I need around 5GB a month, but because of MetroPC's Music Unlimited, I only have 3GB in my plan.

12. EikeikLV

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 01, 2015

15$ for Unlimited data and unlimited calls in Latvia

13. nighthawk_al

Posts: 55; Member since: May 23, 2014

5Gb and unlimited voice from T-Mobile Albania for free... I am selling them my soul, so not really free

14. abeauchamp

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Currently 10GB unlimited with Verizon.....

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It can't be 10GB and unlimited at the same time. Pick one...lol

45. AlikMalix unregistered

Beat me to it...

15. surethom

Posts: 1663; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I have a paid for work contract on O2 with 1gb data, so free for me, & wifi in work so rarely go near 1gb

16. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Bad survey configuration - what do I mark for 5GB? (Straight Talk Verizon for daughter, Straight Talk AT&T for myself)

19. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

They always are... should be used to it by now...

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I jumped from VZW to T-Mobile to take advantages of 4 lines for the price of 3. Each line has 10GB which is more than enough as I rarely use 5GB in a month.

20. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

That's great Techie, I bet your saving a boatload a month by doing that... I would have liked to have done that myself but T-Mo coverage is still shotty at best where I live. I did the T-Mo test drive for about 20 minutes just for kicks and I came up with 2.65kbps down and .70kbps up where I live and I cant live with those speeds. I hope that T-Mo works out better for you than they did for me. But at least I got to keep my $29.99 UDP as a consolation prize....

54. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I don't believe you -_-

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.