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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Can't be 3.7; that's way too low to be the top 5%. Maybe 37 gigs.. But I'm hoping he used 378 gigs.

Probably depends on what the carrier's fair usage policy is. If it's something like 3GB, then 3.7GB could be considered too much and unfair.
post #17 of 36
I started using about 5 gigs a month and got a letter from ATT saying that they were going to start charging me a tethering fee.
post #18 of 36
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I started using about 5 gigs a month and got a letter from ATT saying that they were going to start charging me a tethering fee.

Where you actually tethering though, or just using an excess amount of data with your phone? Like streaming music.
post #19 of 36
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Probably depends on what the carrier's fair usage policy is. If it's something like 3GB, then 3.7GB could be considered too much and unfair.

OP said he's on the unlimited data plan. I think using 3.7 gigs is within reasonable bounds.

37 is pushing it, probably.

378 is outrageous.

Verizon has data plans that span from 2 gigs to 10 gigs, as an anecdote.
post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

OP said he's on the unlimited data plan. I think using 3.7 gigs is within reasonable bounds.
37 is pushing it, probably.
378 is outrageous.
Verizon has data plans that span from 2 gigs to 10 gigs, as an anecdote.

That's why I made the earlier comment about carriers' usage of the word unlimited, often seen accompanied by an asterisk.

I've seen supposedly unlimited data plans in the UK, but they've always had a fair usage clause in the small print. maybe 2GB, 5GB. I've not actually seen AT&T's unlimited plans, are there any asterisks and usage clauses in the small print?
post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Where you actually tethering though, or just using an excess amount of data with your phone? Like streaming music.

I was actually tethering, but the only way they knew that was that my data usage went from ~2G to ~5G. At least that's what they told me. And I'm also on an unlimited plan.
post #22 of 36
I don't think I use 100gb per month, for all my internet use across all devices and connections. I watch a lot of netflix HD and PR shog[1].gif N too

Even if you are tethering, can a 3g connection be reliable enough to achieve this?

So, congrats.
post #23 of 36
Doesn't matter if it's 3gb or 30gb. AT&T is throttling the top data users in each area. 30gb might be what the top users use in a metropolitan city while 3gb might be considered a top user elsewhere.
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Can't be 3.7; that's way too low to be the top 5%. Maybe 37 gigs.. But I'm hoping he used 378 gigs.

Way off according to Nielsen. 95th percentile is around 1.6 GB. More than 25% of smartphone users don't even use any data on their smartphone. AT&T probably sets a threshold at 2 GB.

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378 GB on a mobile is funny stuff. Comcast cable has an acceptable use of 250 GB.
post #25 of 36
Hahaha wow i was way off. I forgot what atts data plans were but verizon goes up to 10 gigs as an option so i wouldnt have thought 3.7 would be considered outrageous. Also the average user probably doesnt even need a smartphone. Might be a status thing. Regardless, i have 4g and use data on my phone like a motherfucker icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #26 of 36
whatever....I'd rather have unlimited with throttling if you go over t than the 2GB I pay for now (at $5 more than legacy unlimited plans IIRC) that comes with an ass-rape if you go over.
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Hahaha wow i was way off. I forgot what atts data plans were but verizon goes up to 10 gigs as an option so i wouldnt have thought 3.7 would be considered outrageous. Also the average user probably doesnt even need a smartphone. Might be a status thing. Regardless, i have 4g and use data on my phone like a motherfucker icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

You don't even have to be using it like a MF. Just stream music for a day, that'll go through a few GB.
post #28 of 36
ATT does have a 4GB a month tethering plan currently.
post #29 of 36
Thread Starter 
3.7GB Guys - no Porn, no streaming - just GMail and Outlook E-mail.
I don't download large files either. I don't get it?...

It's a Famly plan - perhaps my wife is downloading the Pron.
post #30 of 36
You go through 3.7gb without using any streaming or videos?
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