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Don't fall for high-data deals - most users need less than 3GB a month - MSE News

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
Over two-thirds of mobile phone customers use less than 3GB of data a month, a poll of MoneySavingExpert users has revealed - as new analysis from Citizens Advice warns £800 million is wasted each year on unused data...
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  • glider3560glider3560 Forumite
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    I hear my colleagues talking about having plans with 10GB, 50GB or even 100GB of data each month. I have no idea how they could possibly use this much data.

    I commute about 1hr each way, most weekdays and struggle to get through 1GB each month, despite being glued to my phone for nearly my entire commute.

  • Frozen_up_northFrozen_up_north Forumite
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    Equally if on a low data contract be careful to either have a spending cap, or a contract that stops data use when you use all the allowance.

    The idea of having a phone/network capable of 50~70 Mb/s and not using data when out and about seems pointless to me, isn’t that what smart phones and 4G are all about?
  • d123d123 Forumite
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    I watched an episode of The Grand Tour on my phone yesterday, the data used was around 3GB iirc.

    Do that a couple of times a week and see how far that small allowance goes...
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  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    glider3560 wrote: »
    I hear my colleagues talking about having plans with 10GB, 50GB or even 100GB of data each month. I have no idea how they could possibly use this much data.

    I commute about 1hr each way, most weekdays and struggle to get through 1GB each month, despite being glued to my phone for nearly my entire commute.

    not streaming video I assume though.
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    pmdukpmduk Forumite
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    edited 31 January 2019 at 8:06PM
    I wish journos would stop rehashing press releases as news.

    It's usually much better for a consumer to buy a little more data than they need. It's almost always cheaper to buy more data and not use it than to use data outside your bundle. Certainly, my own usage, as a smartphone user of 10+ years, can still vary wildly - but I've chosen a network that suits my needs, does refund me for unused data, and buying additional data costs the same out of bundle as within it.
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    custardy wrote: »
    not streaming video I assume though.

    No, I normally download at home or work over wifi.

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    glider3560 wrote: »
    No, I normally download at home or work over wifi.

    so thats wheres chunks of data go.
    I have 90GB on a £27 a month deal (after cashback) including free spotify
    So I dont need to worry about data.
  • d123d123 Forumite
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    My unlimited data (with 600 minutes/unlimited texts) costs me £12 a month. I bet there are some of these 1GB to 4GB customers paying a similar amount for their tiny allowances.
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  • glider3560 wrote: »
    I hear my colleagues talking about having plans with 10GB, 50GB or even 100GB of data each month. I have no idea how they could possibly use this much data.

    I commute about 1hr each way, most weekdays and struggle to get through 1GB each month, despite being glued to my phone for nearly my entire commute.

    Lol, I use over 300gb each month cancelled my home broadband fibre paying three UK £10 hotspot the whole house with a 4g router on the weekends
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    Cisco001Cisco001 Forumite
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    edited 1 February 2019 at 12:54PM
    People just cancel their home broadband and move to these massive data tariff.
    It could work out cheaper
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