Warning - LTE speedtests use a lot of data

Europa

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I've used as much data in one day as I normally use in a month. I was perplexed by this at first, but then I noticed that each speedtest I was doing was using about 10 MB of data. I've done about 30 LTE speedtests in the past 24 hours which equates to about 300 MB of data consumption. Apparently, it has to download a large file in order to run the download and upload tests.
 

BigCiX

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Yup.....lucky I have unlimited data and set to receive a notification when I reach 4.5 gb's.
 

cliffeman

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Interesting! I use my iPad far more than my iPhone. I seem to never reach 2.5 GBa month on LTE. Then again I'm connected to wifi when possible. Should be interesting to see how much data I use on the phone on a full billing cycle.
 

Iloveiphones

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Wow! That's insane! Thanks for the warning! Hopefully they fix this!


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ITS ME DAVID

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It does I did two speed test on lte and two on 3G and I'm at 150mb used out of unlimited :)
 

iphonewarrior

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I feel lucky, I don't have LTE and wont have it for about 2 years... so I don't have to worry about using all that data :)
 

imutter

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I switched our plan to the 10GB plan with AT&T lost my unlimited for Hotspots(which my men did not get ?) and FT.
Now for any reason we are going over ths plan ........This will be the last AT&T seen of me !
I am mad as it is. LTE my *** I can hardly make calls nor do I get any data speed . False advertising !
 

Rafagon

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I've used as much data in one day as I normally use in a month. I was perplexed by this at first and then I noticed that each speedtest I was doing was using about 10 MB of data. I've done about 30 LTE speedtests in the past 24 hours which equates to about 300 MB of data consumption. Apparently, it has to download a large file in order to run the download and upload tests.
Thank you for sharing this. Good to know!