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Posted 16 December 2012 - 13:04
And please give me a good credible argument as to why?
I don't want to ruffle any feathers here, but people are coming in with statements & not giving anything further to back their statements up.
Take ME for example, not my wife, but ME.....
I have 500mb per month. I think the MOST i've ever used in 1 month in the past 3 years has been 250MB.
So please, i am really interested in knowing ......... why then, based on what you've just said, >>>I<<< should be on a 1GB-2GB per month plan when the MOST i've ever used has been approx 250MB. Please give me a good argument as to why.
This is ignoring for a minute the fact that 1) I couldn't afford such a plan 2) i clearly don't need such a plan (despite you implying EVERYONE should be on one)
Honestly, i am grateful of the help given, but comments like that, unless you can back it up with something credible, is NOT helpful.
Three has reported that its users have more than doubled how much mobile data they consume every month in less than a year.
It says that the average user now users 1.1gb, compared to 450mb last summer.
Three said that the rise of smartphones has seen customers with iPhones and the top Android devices use more than 1.5gb each per month, on average."
500Mb is not enough for the typical usage nowadays. For some people 500Mb will be enough but everything is getting more data hungry
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Right we really need to stop this before it gets out of hand......
IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT >>>>>>YOU<<<<<<<< USE! It really doesn&#39;t. It doesn&#39;t matter what 3 says, what Vodafone says, or what anyone says about the "average" user. The "average person" is on £xx,xxx per year. The average person gets paid more than me, but what does it matter to me? Because i am not paid as much. It doesn&#39;t matter is the answer. What matters is what i am paid &amp; only what i am paid, not what my next door neighbour is paid, or the chap down the street, or the chap in the next county etc.It&#39;s all IRRELEVANT. Why don&#39;t people understand that?
Yes you&#39;re trying to help &amp; it really is appreciated, but what does YOUR data usage matter?
It&#39;s like we can have the exact same car. I can get 40MPG out of it whereas you only get 30MPG. It&#39;s like me saying well i get 40MPG out of mine ...... so should you. What we&#39;re not discussing however, is that your journeys are constant stop/start, you only do 2 miles at a time &amp; you rev the hell out of your car. I am able to get into 5th gear, my journeys are 10 mile a time, my car has chance to warm up &amp; i don&#39;t drive like an idiot. Without this crucial information, just saying you should get the same MPG as mine is a waste of time statement.
Hoochie - absolutely no need for your attitude. You use a million GB per month, well good for you, but that doesn&#39;t help or interest me. You&#39;re happy with your usage, but again that doesn&#39;t help or interest me.
Anyway, so we ran a little test....
Went to town. Did not connect to WiFi. Turned on 3G on my iPhone 4S. Turned on mobile data & GPS on her Samsung Galaxy S3. Took screenshots of both....
Then when in town, i used my phone a LOT more than she did with hers. When we exited town i looked at her usage & it said only 1MB of mobile data used.
I then fired up Facebook on HER phone via the stock browser (the APP has been deleted). I let the news feed load, i scrolled & then i opened THREE photos. The usage jumped 2MB.
Here's the final shots as we got home:
As said, i used my phone in town quite a lot more than she did as i was using mine as she was clothes shopping. I was on the Quidco app, i had the MyFreeCarCheck app open. I had Facebook app open - she had none of these open. The only one she did have open was My Data Manager (i had that open too).
Posted 16 December 2012 - 16:16
This is the thing.
2MB doesn't seem unrealistic when you consider that it not only has to download post content, but also photo thumbnails, profile links, etc. The content is "rich" and doesn't just contain plaintext, so it will use a fair bit of data.
Maybe iOS uses different APIs to Android and uses compressed images or something.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 16:18
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