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How far does 2gb data go?

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March 17, 2012 6:01:51 PM

How far does a 2 Gb data plan go? As far I as I know it's 30 USD at Verizon and it looks almost useless comparing that to how much I've downloaded into my harddrive

I've never had a smartphone before since I do most things on my computer.

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March 18, 2012 9:15:30 PM

unless your tethering your phone to your computer, or streaming video alot, really you would be pretty hard pressed to pass that amount
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March 19, 2012 2:44:04 PM

i have an unlimited plan with verizon.... but i have kept tabs on my data usage just for curiosities sake. i will share some different numbers i've seen...

normal mobile webpage viewing is a constant for me. assume an hour or two daily use with the numbers i list below. no streaming video such as youtube is the norm with exceptions listed.

i've used as little as 500mb in a month. keep in mind that this requires that you dont stream audio or video at all and keep web browsing to a minimum. if you browse the internet for a few hours a day avoiding bandwidth hoggers... its possible to stay at this level.

i've used almost exactly 2gb in months where i was streaming pandora low quality in my car to and from work and every few days at the office.

i have used about 4gb in months where i switched to streaming pandora high quality with the same usage patterns.

i switched from pandora to tuneinradio (128, 192 kbps quality levels) as well as a little youtube and my data skyrocketed to about 6gb-8gb.

last month i have been playing tuneinradio almost exclusively in the car whenever i travel and about 1/3 to 1/2 the time at the office. i used about 11.5gb.

this month i'm already at 8gb and the month isnt over yet.

i think my maximum is somewhere up around 15gb in a month. my normal radio useage, some youtube or streaming video as well as about 3-4gb in downloads and some pc tethering.
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March 20, 2012 1:25:22 PM

Naturally it depends on usage. Admittedly, I don't really use my cellphone too much to download or stream so even though I have an unlimited plan w/ Verizon (no choice in that matter), I typically use less than 1GB per month. This month I am at a paltry 56.5MB so far.

The most data I ever used as probably around 3.5GB, but I had to work hard to use that much. Playing lots of youtube videos one after another, downloading various large apps (and deleting them), streaming music.... it was hard work.
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April 3, 2012 2:08:51 AM

Best answer selected by Alberio.
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