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View Poll Results: What is your average monthly iPhone data usage?
Less than 100 MB 22 18.33%
100 MB - 499 MB 55 45.83%
500 MB - 999 MB 20 16.67%
1 GB - 1.99 GB 10 8.33%
2 GB - 4.99 GB 10 8.33%
More than 5 GB 3 2.50%
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Old Jun 12th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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Poll: Average monthly iPhone data usage

There are a few mishmash threads on this subject.

I say we make it scientific! We need lots of entries to make it worthwhile. Try to use at least 3 months worth of data usage to make your average. Calculate it. Then choose one option:

1. Less than 100 MB
2. 100 MB - 499 MB
3. 500 MB - 999 MB
4. 1 GB - 1.99 GB
5. 2 GB - 4.99 GB
6. More than 5 GB

Also feel free to tell us what kind of user you are. Do you use the phone for business, or pleasure? Do you roam, or stay at home?

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Old Jun 12th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #2
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I have access to wifi at home and at work, therefore not much 3g data (+500mb). However, when I loose my wifi at work (sent to another jobsite) I can easily rack up at least a couple of GB/month.
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Old Jun 12th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #3
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I stream a LOT of music.. I have an gb iPhone, and 40GB itunes library. Simplify streams my library, and I also use last.fm, Flycast, and Corus radio.
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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 02:28 PM   #4
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Early results tell me that the 6GB "promotion" is a big frill for most users...
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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #5
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Early results tell me that the 6GB "promotion" is a big frill for most users...
Can't speak for everyone but most I know saw the 6GB as less a frill and more of a just in case. I know I wanted to be safe if more data intensive uses came available such as streaming audio etc... and more importantly now tethering.

I know my usage is going to skyrocket now that I have 3.0 installed.
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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #6
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I use my phone for personal business and personal and I never go over 500 MB. I usually stay around 3-400 MB/month. I have never come near the 500 mark.

I receive between 30-70 emails daily and download several word and pdf attachments (of course, not huge ones), use maps quite frequently, download the odd App in the store, constantly checking Bloomberg/weather and using Skype text chat.
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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #7
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I have been using more iPhone data each day... streaming audio, data tethering, and video conferencing while on the road. I'm glad that I have the 6GB plan.
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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #8
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I use my phone for personal business and personal and I never go over 500 MB. I usually stay around 3-400 MB/month. I have never come near the 500 mark.

I receive between 30-70 emails daily and download several word and pdf attachments (of course, not huge ones), use maps quite frequently, download the odd App in the store, constantly checking Bloomberg/weather and using Skype text chat.
Hey Adrian - thanks for the detail. I am thinking of getting an iPhone for my wife, and your pattern seems close to what hers would be, so it's helpful to me.
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Old Jun 16th, 2009, 10:08 AM   #9
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I stream alot of audio while at work and in my car. I use Flycast, FStream, WunderRadio, LastFM, iMeem. I seem to average between 2.5 and 3 gb and my highest was almost 4 gb.
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Early results tell me that the 6GB "promotion" is a big frill for most users...
Hard to say, since the poll wasn't just for 6GB users, but for anyone.

If someone is on a 500MB plan and always uses 2.5GB, the 6GB plan would be a necessity, not a frill.
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