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How much data do you use?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by mushtafa, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Teledude

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 4, 2003

    Posts: 2,818

    70GB+ usually. Rarely use WiFi unless I have too.
     
  2. Begbie

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 23,503

    Location: .....

    Normally close to my 30GB limit, didn't think I would. But it's faster than most wifi, so I end up turning wifi off.
     
  3. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 32,422

    Pointless thread is pointless.

    I use less than a gig a month. Probably less than 500mb.

    I use WiFi at work and WiFi at home.
     
  4. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 23,358

    I think I used 200GB reading this thread.
     
  5. AndyCr15

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 10,196

    Location: London, UK

    I did have a 20gb allowance with EE and was surprised two months running that I got text's saying I'd used 20% of this... which I realised coincided with my taking my MacBook to work and tethering. Damn, that thing burns through data even when I don't think I'm doing anything! For £5 more I stepped up to a 100gb allowance (now £25).

    Two months ago I used 29gb, last month 9gb and this month 7gb half way in. Considering how cheap it is, I'm happy to have a 100gb available, but doubt I will ever need more than half of that.

    For me it's not that I try and always be on WiFi because in reality the speed difference doesn't really show unless you're downloading a movie or something. For me it's more about I have a PC and a nice TV, so I have no need to stream things to my phone. I don't like/need to watch stuff while out and about.

    The thread is a little pointless though, as everybody's needs and uses are so different...
     
  6. mushtafa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 17, 2013

    Posts: 1,919

    Location: West Sussex, UK

    I know it's almost pointless, I suppose I wanted to see what the average usage was. Trying to decide if it's worth paying extra for more
     
  7. Journey

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,235

    Location: West Midlands

    £10 for 30GB, there you go. How much you paying for 8GB?
     
  8. Cromulent

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

    Posts: 3,784

    Location: England

    I normally don't use all that much but the Wifi I get at my current house is awful and is restricted so I use my mobile phone tethered to my laptop for all my data. I can easily go through 100GB a month downloading games and watching videos. I also download Linux ISO images fairly regularly as I use Linux a lot for work. I have unlimited data on Vodafone but I'm not happy with the speed. I'd be happier to have limited data if the speed was better.
     
  9. Muppetpuncher

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 2, 2018

    Posts: 6

    I use around 750gb a month with three sim via tplink 4g router paying £6.00 600 minutes/Unlimited text Unlimited data.
    (Virgin broadband cancelled)

    Iphone 11 pro using around 70gb a month paying £2.00 200 minutes/Unlimited text Unlimited data.


    https://ibb.co/GFMVMKP
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2020
  10. mushtafa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 17, 2013

    Posts: 1,919

    Location: West Sussex, UK

    It was only the unlimited plans that were discounted, so unlimited data was less than their 20GB plan.

    So unlimited everything plus Spotify premium and new phone for £48.80 a month.
     
  11. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 85,124

    Location: South Coast

    My package is 40GB a month for the equiv of £14 a month on EE 4G. I use a large chunk of that (18-25GB) each month as I tether to the car's Android stereo for youtube/Spotify and also Spotify at the highest quality to and from the walks to work. Most of my usage is from instagram and other media though.
     
  12. Darkpassenger

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2018

    Posts: 224

    About 20gb a month is good for me
     
  13. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 32,422

    an even more pointless question.

    do you need more? then yes it's worth paying for.

    if you don't need more then would be stupid to pay for more unless you are close to the limit or use it for business.

    like i said before i use around 100mb a month. i have wifi at work and home
     
  14. koooowweeee

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 5,229

    Location: Manchester

    This

    Better to get a pay as you go. Then see how you go. Buy a contract according
     
  15. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 32,422

    Link to deal? £2 a month?
     
  16. koooowweeee

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 5,229

    Location: Manchester

    Must be £20

    I just got a virgin sin only deal (already a virgin customer) 15gb and what not for £15 or they offered 5gb for £3. Should of took the £3 really but I thought 'just in case'

    Ive been on 3 for year. I was paying £8 a month for 4gb but I was always at the limit. I had a cap up only hit that once in 12 months.

    If anyone is after a sim only deal look on Quidco and thank me later :D
     
  17. sandys

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 939

    Location: Bristol

    I used 5Gb max a month, sometimes much less.

    If you don't need 5G I have been using Smarty (referral link) runs on the three network, cheap and its rolling month, I pay £13 for 8Gb but they pay back a £1 a Gb for unused data, so pretty muc only been paying 7 a month for what I need most of they time, it is pretty cool. the non pay back tariffs aren't bad also 10 for 30, 15 for 50 and 20 for unlimited.

    There is also a Sky mobile thing in this forum Here that is pretty cracking, ties you in for a year though but it saves any unused data in piggybank for 3 yrs for you to use when you hit the odd peak time like holidays.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2020
  18. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 14,807

    Location: Hertfordshire

    2-3 gig of 10 gig allowance.
     
  19. ping8781

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 30, 2013

    Posts: 279

    Location: West Sussex

    No idea as use wifi if home and have unlimited data through Superdrug Mobile ('3') so never even worry about it but easily 30-40gb minimum
     
  20. Mr_Cool

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 16, 2014

    Posts: 1,081

    How have you managed that?
    I tried to reduce my £11 30GB AYCE and they werent having it, they just kept trying to offer me some silly half price deal which was still more than I was paying.


    But I hover 20-30 last time i checked.