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What are some fun ways to start using tons of data on my AT&T unlimited data plan?

Asked by Ltryptophan (9108 points ) July 29th, 2011

ATT just decided to throttle anyone who has an unlimited data plan after a certain amount of usage in a billing cycle. I never use anywhere near enough to get “throttled”, so I am feeling a little cheated. Do I need more friends to spend mindless hours sharing media with?

I am going to start watching movies…done.

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KateTheGreat's avatar

Play tons of games.

jaytkay's avatar

Watching movies, you are on the right track.

Watch a lot of Youtube.

Listen to streaming music as much as possible.

Video is by far the most bandwidth-sucking application the average user will utilize. Audio is distant second.

Everything else is insignificant in comparison.

nyboy718's avatar

download the iā™„radio app and keep it on for a few hours, watch a movie or video online like youtube or others.

download lots of apps and games without using wifi.

email big attachments to yourself, and then download them to your phone.

jrpowell's avatar

Bittorrent… And yes, I use around 8Gigs per day.

Bagardbilla's avatar

Or you can continue with your normal usage, so it doesn’t slow down everyone else unnecessarly…
BTY, I too have unlimited data plan, and find my download speeds drop off significantly during Peak use.

blueiiznh's avatar

Hook it up to your computer and use it as a tethered modem. Surf the internet and download many large install files over and over again. queue them up and you should hit your limit in less than a week.

Why not just connect it to your local Wi-Fi and bypass the cell download.

So many options. Eitherway AT&T will charge you more eventually.

gorillapaws's avatar

Spam AT&T with messages informing them that you’re going to “throttle back” your monthly payments because they’re putting bandwidth limits on your “unlimited” plan.

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sinscriven's avatar

Download the Netflix app for iOS/Android.
STREAM ALL THE THINGS.

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