Anyone get tagged?
It seems that ceiling has decreased significantly over the past few months, at least for some regions. John Cozen reports that he received his top 5% data usage warning after reaching only 2.1GB of data for January.
"I received a message during my last billing cycle, warning I was in the top 5% of my region and would experience reduced data speeds next time I reach that level of data use. I immediately checked my data usage on the AT&T iOS app. 2.1 GB. Less than I expected considering AT&T offers a 3GB plan for $30 a month. The same amount I’ve paid for the unlimited data plan since signing up with them many years ago. AT&T no longer offers an unlimited data plan, anyone still on it has been grandfathered in."
Cozen contacted AT&T to make sure it wasn't a mistake, and after several back and forth exchanges, it seems clear that it wasn't a mistake. The AT&T representatives seemed to confirm that 2.1GB did fall in the 5% range and the only option to avoid throttling was to move to a tiered plan.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Just not their own facts.
Next Bill Cycle: 02/20/2012
Data (MB): 2772.2 of Unlimited
14 more days left. :-)
Edit to add...
ATT Free Msg: Your data use this month places you in the top 5% of users. Use Wi-Fi to help avoid reduced speeds. Visit www.att.com/dataplans or call 8663447584
Last edited by Deezy; 02-06-2012 at 01:53 PM.
Looks like I've gotten the pinch too. I'm not even jailbroken but I stream a lot of stuff. Weaksauce.
Anyone know if Verizon fixed the simultaneous talk/data issue yet? LTE? That's the deal breaker for me.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Just not their own facts.
Yeah, the phone would wake me up, but I turn it off at night. Basically I would just be using the dock to play music and charge the phone while using the alarm clock function separately. Obviously it would be cheaper to buy a $10 alarm clock, which I might end up doing because it seems like there are very few good options out there.
So my AT&T 4S sucks balls at my office and regardless of full or almost full bars of service, I can't get apps and webpages to load. Wifi is restricted here and I can't get on. Is there some sort of gadget or device I can buy and easily transport to enable better service?
Ok, so I'm a long time Verizon dumbphone customer here and I'm close to caving and getting the Iphone due to the incentives. However, I am totally torn between waiting for the 4S to become cheaper or getting the 4 currently as is.
I really do not give a damn for apps that much. I simply want a phone that handles txt messaging better, has a maps feature, and can do some emailing. However, what does matter to me are call quality and battery life. (this blows on the iphone). I've heard that the two-antenna setup on the 4S is superior to the 4. However, would you guys consider it a dealbreaker?
Please let me know your thoughts.
Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel!
Also, I know it's easy to say "I don't need any apps", but that's just being naive. You'll get them and use them or delete the ones you don't like. I've only got about 45 apps or so, but ~85% of them have been free and are really helpful
Yelp - find new places, directions, menus, etc.
CardMunch - take photos of business cards and store them in a database
Dragon Dictation - speech to text
Golf LogiX - course layout and GPS distance finder
ShopSavvy - price comparison and store gift ideas
Qrafter - read QR codes
PhotoSynth - scrollable panoramic photo stitch
Strava Cycling - GPS Map route tracking and speed display
RedBox - steal movies from your car while the mouth breathers browse
US Bank - deposit checks by taking a picture
Call Quality is almost certainly related to your network. Totally depends on your geographic location. In Portland, OR I can drive at low speeds in my Miata with the top down and the person on the other end can't tell I'm driving. I dial calls from inside elevators, continue talking while going down stairwells in parking garages, etc. Great reception from Verizon. It's not so great in other cities I visit.
I don't think battery life on the iPhone is any different than any other phone. Control the programs running and understand what kills battery life and make adjustments accordingly.
I haven't noticed any battery issues, but when I first updated to 5.0.1 I had lots of wifi problems that seem to have worked themselves out. Obviously everything has always been a lot smoother and faster on my iPad 2, but with these recent updates the margin between the two has certainly increased. Honestly, if I didn't have the iPad 2 to compare the 4 to, I'd still be perfectly happy with it. It's only frozen up on me once, and rarely an app will crash when opening. While you are very right about not having to worry about updates being compatible, they definitely show the age of the hardware, which is why I don't think getting the 4 right now would be a great idea. Who knows though, somebody coming from using a dumbphone may never have a problem with the relatively small speed decreases.
While it's not an iPhone, it still runs iOS, so here I go.
I've got a 1st gen iPod touch running 3.1.3. The device boots and works, however there is no wi-fi and the home button doesn't work, I believe it got wet.
Is there a work around (I looked in settings), like some sort of swipe, or a jailbreak tweak I could install to not have to use the home button? I want to use the device to listen to music every now and then, could care less about the apps. It's 32GB so I could put a decent amount of data on the thing, I'd rather not scrap it.
Oh, and the vibrate function on my iPhone 4 is intermittent. Sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't, and it's annoying as hell because I hardly ever have my phone on "loud".
Called Apple, they're not interested in fixing it for free, which sucks. However, I'm up for an upgrade in March. I think I'll wait until this summer to see what's coming around the corner.
Yes, not sure how well it works on 3.1.3, but try zephy. It allows you to rotate apps by dragging from either side, and you can swipe up to reveal the multi tasking bar on the homescreen.
not sure how people feel about hacked jb apps, but instead of paying $3 to try it out, install the xsellize source to try it out.
quickly scanning, i saw a 3g for $40 used.
I'm sure there are times it can get better pricing. :shrug:
The ease of gazelle was worth it for me. They send you pre paid postage box. Drop it in and send it.
249whp per liter makes me
Tons of threads on getting it into DFU mode, even with cracking the case open or doing some wild software perversions.
The questions is, utilizing the accessibility menu under the General settings tab, can you put the phone into DFU mode using the on-screen "home button."
If you're not familiar with this go to:
This will give you a small button(movable) on the home screen that pulls up four options including a home button that will allow you to use your phone to 99% of its functionality w/ out the use of the physical home button.
I have tried entering it into DFU mode a few times using the onscreen home button but it seems as though it's not working. I'd like to know if it is in fact possible, and my specific phone is just acting crappy.