What use is 50Gb of data on a mobile?

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  • TheRealBadabing 22 Jul 2018 01:44:42 1,861 posts
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    Just been offered a silly amount of data with a new contract.

    I'm old.

    Can someone explain to me how I could ever use that much data? Spotify and emails only go so far so is there a big secret I am missing out on?
  • Your-Mother 22 Jul 2018 02:07:20 2,764 posts
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    I think my last month of data was around 70gb. It's pretty easy to blow through it with something always connected.
  • TheRealBadabing 22 Jul 2018 02:12:34 1,861 posts
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    That's a lot of data. If you don't mind me asking what apps were the main culprits?
  • neilka 22 Jul 2018 02:24:38 22,534 posts
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    You can use it to look at pictures of ladies' ankles.
  • Technoishmatt 22 Jul 2018 02:41:20 3,394 posts
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    only video will do it, surely.
  • Technoishmatt 22 Jul 2018 02:55:50 3,394 posts
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    i have 5 gigs, and I only sometimes go over it. Most recently because I didnt realise I had Lightroom on updating my folders over cellular, and I was transferring loads of photos from my DSLR to touch up in Lightroom.
  • Dirtbox 22 Jul 2018 05:27:51 91,097 posts
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    I've got unlimited, but I rarely touch 5gb.
  • THFourteen 22 Jul 2018 05:35:27 51,929 posts
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    im around 4GB a month. free wifi at work and wifi at home
  • Technoishmatt 22 Jul 2018 05:45:04 3,394 posts
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    coule be useful if you can use it for tethering / mobile hotspotz
  • fontgeeksogood 22 Jul 2018 06:13:11 6,042 posts
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    For me 50gb is maybe two or three wanks, tops
  • GoatApocalypse 22 Jul 2018 07:23:35 5,644 posts
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    Personally never go past 8gb, and that's streaming audio on a daily basis.

    I rarely stream video as I get motion sickness.
  • nickthegun 22 Jul 2018 08:27:24 77,799 posts
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    I've got a 15gb plan and usually use 8-10gb. It would probably be half that but a lot of places I go have shit wifi, so I dont even bother connecting.

    I'm sat pretty much under a mast at work and speed test reckons I'm getting north of 50mbps on 4g, so I just use that.
  • HarryB 22 Jul 2018 08:49:08 7,429 posts
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    I use my phone as my main device so I download Netflix tv shows and movies for offline viewing, podcasts daily, stream loads of YouTube and Spotify at max quality etc. Depends how heavily you use your phone.
  • elstoof 22 Jul 2018 08:57:39 23,144 posts
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    Video calls over 4G will blast through that in no time
  • openrob 22 Jul 2018 09:02:45 18 posts
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    Watching YouTube.
  • BurnoutJunkie 22 Jul 2018 09:28:45 1,120 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    I think my last month of data was around 70gb. It's pretty easy to blow through it with something always connected.
    Damn. I had 20gb and donít think Iíve ever gone over 3-4. Hat you been downloading lots of video? Just interested to know how that happened!
  • smoothpete 22 Jul 2018 09:30:00 35,755 posts
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    50gb is shitloads tbh. I have 32gb and I never use more than about 5.

    Yeah how are you using 70gb??
  • MadCaddy13 22 Jul 2018 09:32:28 3,027 posts
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    I use around 1.5gb a month. I pretty much only use my phone when Iím home
  • DarmokJalad 22 Jul 2018 09:57:03 63,689 posts
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    I'm in the 50gb+ group as I use twitch and YouTube quite a bit, also video calling through WhatsApp. I also take a lot of photos and upload to Google photos/maps etc... I'm a member of a few WhatsApp groups where some people share a lot of videos and images. Thankfully I'm on three's unlimited data plan for £17 a month. So no worries there, I hit about 70gb last month.
  • BurnoutJunkie 22 Jul 2018 10:45:43 1,120 posts
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    @smoothpete I don't think I've ever gone over 4GB, on a 20GB plan. One of the customer service reps tried to sell me a 25GB plan for an extra £1 a month (I'm paying £15 for 20GB)...and I told them to check my useage, haha. Not worth it. My 12 months sim-only contract has been up for over a year and I'm just rolling each month now. Gonna stay on a cheap plan.
  • fontgeeksogood 22 Jul 2018 10:49:02 6,042 posts
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    All you incels not using 50gb of data a month. When you're fucking all the Staceys in the area like us Chads you have a pretty hectic and data intensive social media commitment
  • fontgeeksogood 22 Jul 2018 10:50:07 6,042 posts
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    I probably use 20gb just turning Instagram models down. They get clingy
  • Tibs 22 Jul 2018 13:56:50 6 posts
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    I recently gone through hell changing ISP (3 months with no phoneline, and thus no internet, thanks OpenReach), and my data plan thankfully came in handy. Granted it's a very a rare case, I gota give it the credit it deserves.

    PS. contract data is MUCH cheaper than on PAYG. Have you seen the prices? For 02 (one of the all-round cheaper ones in my area), it's over £10 for 1GB, and that's actually a deal where you save money.
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  • spamdangled 22 Jul 2018 14:51:47 31,738 posts
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    I have unlimited data on my contract. Just as well, as I average about 60gb a month between streaming video and audio, downloads, tethering and voip.
  • Fake_Blood 22 Jul 2018 16:21:52 9,485 posts
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    I do use up my 20GB sometimes but then again I do send a lot of SMS messages.
  • Your-Mother 22 Jul 2018 16:43:21 2,764 posts
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    TheRealBadabing wrote:
    That's a lot of data. If you don't mind me asking what apps were the main culprits?
    Mostly Edge, with a sizeable chunk taken by the MLB At Bat app for streaming Baseball games when I'm out.

    I don't turn on wifi on my phone and use a shitload of streaming stuff as well. And not that it uses much, but that is also the data from my watch too.
  • b-rk 22 Jul 2018 16:57:51 925 posts
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    I'm on 20GB a month but I never use much of it. There's free wifi everywhere here tbh.
  • Load_2.0 22 Jul 2018 17:02:56 29,322 posts
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    spamdangled wrote:
    I have unlimited data on my contract. Just as well, as I average about 60gb a month between streaming video and audio, downloads, tethering and voip.
    Pretty brave taking on contracts.
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