Originally Posted by Abster2core
Searched but could not find any reference to actual usage, though I did find a few that were complaining that the Time of use was being reset continuously. Turns out these were first generation iPhones that were jailbroken and unlocked.
Interesting that nobody is reporting their usages. My take is that there are very few if any iPhone users here.
I may have to correct my usage. I am now under the impression that the Cellular Network Data is cumulative unless you Reset Statistics which I plan to do on my monthly billing date. That said, my usage going into the fourth week for sending and receiving is 2.6 MB and 14.8 MB respectively.
Obviously, it is because I use my iPhone while driving for phoning and the GPS. Internet usage is primarily over Wi-Fi at home and periodically at work, at the U and at clients.
So far the indications are that I will never exceed the minimal MB limit. let alone the 6 GB that I contracted for. At least not unless I quit working, teaching/developing or leave my wife. At that point, I won't have any friends to call anyway.
I suppose it depends on what you are using it for. As I said, most normal users will probably not come close to 6GB, but it seems like it would be common, if not normal to go over 400MB in any particular month, which is the entry level iPhone package.
discusses it. One user did 100 MB in 2 weeks, another 285 MB in 2 weeks, and another 200 in two weeks. There were a few high usage users, one doing 35 MB in 6 hours, 87 MB in 1 day, 350 MB in 3 days and another 1465 in two weeks. But even with those that are reporting relatively low usage of 100~300 in two weeks, it is obvious that they could easily go over 400 MB in a month. And if they had signed up for Rogers/Fido's canned iPhone packages, they would be in for a world of hurt in overages. One GB/month seems like the lowest safe cap.
had a poll on peak daily usage. 41% were over 50 MB on their peak days. 25% were over 100 MB/day. The iPhone packages maxed out at 2GB/month (@ $115/month!!!), which is about 68 MB/day. Again, while it wouldn't be normal to exceed this, it would not be uncommon, especially for people that do not have always on wifi. Many of us are lucky and do, but many others do not. Additionally, especially for people that travel or commute or use public transit, there will be a lot of time where their usage will be 3G and so their average 3G usage will be higher than others. The iPhone plans are a trap that will certainly catch people with massive overages. 1GB seems like the best low end cap, but Rogers hasn't announced any other reasonably priced data packages other than the $30/6GB. I would have signed up for $10-$20 for 2-4GB, but that isn't an option.
Unfortunately, I cannot give you my usage rates yet, as Fido seems to want to delay it a bit longer.
EDIT: I can't find the threads now, but there were one or two that discussed usage of people using any of the internet radio apps. At 128kbps bitrate, that is about 56.25MB/hour. Use your iPhone to listen to internet radio on a 1 hour commute twice a day and you are at 2250MB for 20 days (1month) of commuting. Add in other usage and you would have to mortgage your house to keep up with your overages if you signed for one of the canned iPhone packages, even the top one. Just the radio usage alone would put you into overages with their highest cap iPhone plan.