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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Data usage

Just wondering, who else likes to 'restrict' their data usage for the first 2 months just so that they can disable wifi in the last month?

 

I like have 6 gb (started with 12gb) left and 19 days to go Smiley Happy 

I wish I could carry unused data over indefinitely! 

 

After all my problems with getting my referrals (still ongoing), that is my reason why I am sticking around. The $35 6GB plan was very tempting though...

Mayor / Maire

Re: Data usage


@Nebula wrote:

Just wondering, who else likes to 'restrict' their data usage for the first 2 months just so that they can disable wifi in the last month?

 

I like have 6 gb (started with 12gb) left and 19 days to go Smiley Happy 

I wish I could carry unused data over indefinitely! 

 

After all my problems with getting my referrals (still ongoing), that is my reason why I am sticking around. The $35 6GB plan was very tempting though...


 

 

If you can't even use up all your data in the original time allotment, what would the point be to carry it over? You will just keep building more and more of what you have no need to use.

 

Use wifi when its available, when its not available use cellular. If you have more than you need consider down grading your plan.

 

 

 


@Nebula wrote: The $35 6GB plan was very tempting though...

 I pay $35 for 1GB currently. ($105 for 90 days 3gb)

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Data usage


@RobertQc wrote:

@Nebula wrote:

Just wondering, who else likes to 'restrict' their data usage for the first 2 months just so that they can disable wifi in the last month?

 

I like have 6 gb (started with 12gb) left and 19 days to go Smiley Happy 

I wish I could carry unused data over indefinitely! 

 

After all my problems with getting my referrals (still ongoing), that is my reason why I am sticking around. The $35 6GB plan was very tempting though...


 

 

If you can't even use up all your data in the original time allotment, what would the point be to carry it over?


Maybe look at a cheaper plan with less data.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Data usage

I call that data hoarding. 

Sign me up too!

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Data usage

Data use for me is very variable. Sometimes I'm away from wifi for a long time so I do need the data. 

 

I signed up for the 90 day plan with 12 GB LTE speed for $120. If i change it, I would pay more for less.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Data usage


@Nebula wrote:

Data use for me is very variable. Sometimes I'm away from wifi for a long time so I do need the data. 

 

I signed up for the 90 day plan with 12 GB LTE speed for $120. If i change it, I would pay more for less.


I have mused here about the idea of "data hoarding" as well (and minutes and texts). There was a time not too long ago that I had 6gb per month. I used it primarily for hotspot for a few days at a time frequently throughout three seasons. Barely at all in winter. I went over once in a few years of having it. I no longer need to use hotspot nearly as much as I used to if at all.

If it accumulated (hoarded) then I wouldn't've had to worry about going over. I could use it just about however much I like. But I don't think any service works like that. So here we are.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Data usage


@z10user4 wrote:

@Nebula wrote:

Data use for me is very variable. Sometimes I'm away from wifi for a long time so I do need the data. 

 

I signed up for the 90 day plan with 12 GB LTE speed for $120. If i change it, I would pay more for less.


I have mused here about the idea of "data hoarding" as well (and minutes and texts). There was a time not too long ago that I had 6gb per month. I used it primarily for hotspot for a few days at a time frequently throughout three seasons. Barely at all in winter. I went over once in a few years of having it. I no longer need to use hotspot nearly as much as I used to if at all.

If it accumulated (hoarded) then I wouldn't've had to worry about going over. I could use it just about however much I like. But I don't think any service works like that. So here we are.


Yeah, I think the days of carry-over plans are gone. I was on one with Telus and they just said one day that it was over. The disadvantage of prepaid!

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Data usage


@z10user4 wrote:

@Nebula wrote:

Data use for me is very variable. Sometimes I'm away from wifi for a long time so I do need the data. 

 

I signed up for the 90 day plan with 12 GB LTE speed for $120. If i change it, I would pay more for less.


I have mused here about the idea of "data hoarding" as well (and minutes and texts). There was a time not too long ago that I had 6gb per month. I used it primarily for hotspot for a few days at a time frequently throughout three seasons. Barely at all in winter. I went over once in a few years of having it. I no longer need to use hotspot nearly as much as I used to if at all.

If it accumulated (hoarded) then I wouldn't've had to worry about going over. I could use it just about however much I like. But I don't think any service works like that. So here we are.


This post wasn't meant to be a complaint, rather it was me just seeing if others tended to hoard data like I do.

From the sounds of it, I am not the only one ^^

I love Public for allowing me to hoard temporarily.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Data usage

My mom has telus prepaid ($10/month) but she told me that they are now charging her 5$ for the 'plan' and then she only gets $5 of minutes? I am unsure of what is happening but I really need to get her on Public Mobile. Just waiting for the $25 referral credit to come back

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Data usage


@Nebula wrote:

@z10user4 wrote:

@Nebula wrote:

Data use for me is very variable. Sometimes I'm away from wifi for a long time so I do need the data. 

 

I signed up for the 90 day plan with 12 GB LTE speed for $120. If i change it, I would pay more for less.


I have mused here about the idea of "data hoarding" as well (and minutes and texts). There was a time not too long ago that I had 6gb per month. I used it primarily for hotspot for a few days at a time frequently throughout three seasons. Barely at all in winter. I went over once in a few years of having it. I no longer need to use hotspot nearly as much as I used to if at all.

If it accumulated (hoarded) then I wouldn't've had to worry about going over. I could use it just about however much I like. But I don't think any service works like that. So here we are.


This post wasn't meant to be a complaint, rather it was me just seeing if others tended to hoard data like I do.

From the sounds of it, I am not the only one ^^

I love Public for allowing me to hoard temporarily.


The ability to hoard indefinitely would be great, but I think the idea is to get everyone on higher Data plans (at a cost of course) then you do not have to worry about hoarding. It's a win-win situation....You think you are winning and they are!