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250MB internet how much?

Discussion in 'Phones & Handheld Devices' started by Denys, Jan 3, 2011.

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  1. Denys

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    I am planning to get a phone on pay monthly with internet. It says however, that I can have up to 250MB of internet, I'm not sure how much this is though... is it a lot? How long would it last roughly?

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    A phone uses the internet differently..not using very much bandwidth...windows phones use more though as more is usually displayed.

    250 isnt alot..but is plenty if you are not on the phone all the time surfing...overage charges are outrageous usually.
    8 MB a day isnt much unless you you just check emails etc on the road......personally I think its terrible..many plans are in the Gigs...you would be getting a fourth of a gig...would need to keep an eye on your usage...I wouldnt get the plan unless you were a pretty light user and just wanted to catch up about once a day or so while away from the house
     
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    Ahh OK. I would probably use it fairly frequently to use Facebook etc. What MB should I go for if I were to surf the net for an average of about 10-20 minutes a day?

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    The 250 plan might get you by for light usage of 10 to 20 minutes a day
     
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    I dont know what overages are in the uk.
    Here in the US you can get into hundreds of dollars pretty easy.
    There may be a law in the UK to prevent such and charge similar usage cost as applied plan...I would defiantly find out what overage costs are though for sure.
     
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    If you're worried about overage charges you might check into a 'pay as you go' plan. Those don't incur overage charges-they just cut you off when you reach your limit, then you decide whether to buy more right now or wait until your budget catches up.

    Personally, I have the discipline to not go over my limit-but my kids don't which is why they had 'pay as you go' plans when I was paying for them. I'm not sure what they do now-although I did hear one of them screaming over their $400 phone bill last month.
     
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