New smartphone - what minute-data plan is best?

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I just got a new HTC Wildfire S from T-Mobile as a pay-as-you-go phone. Price was right and I also got a month of their $50 cell plan.

My useage will be about 300 minutes at most of talk, no text, and data useage will be check the weather and run whichever Golf GPS program I finally decide I like. The $50 plan is talk and text all you want, 100Mb high speed data (EDGE here) and unlimited data at I suppose 'slow' speed.

The question is how much data does weather and a golf GPS app consume assuming one round of golf (4 hours) for 20 days a month? I figger weather is pretty much nil as it defaults to showing me that all the time, but I cannot find anything that helps in figuring data useage with a golf GPS app. Any ideas, suggestions??

Other plans are a bit higher, and include more 'high speed' data, but otherwise unlimited data.

As info, while T-Mobile isn't the big guy in the house around here, 2G is the best anyone is doing.
 
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I'm not sure anyone can estimate the data usage. I'm afraid you're just going to have to try it and monitor your usage.

You golf 20 days a month ?? :D

That app might not use much "internet" data at all, actually. It will receive data directly from the GPS satellites, not over T-Mo's network.
 
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I have a Wildfire, liked it but At&t took over Alltel so it was replaced with a slightly smaller Aria... The Aria lasts longer battery wise, but I liked the Wildfire better (more ap's etc...) I use the Wildfire as a media player.
 
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I'm not sure anyone can estimate the data usage. I'm afraid you're just going to have to try it and monitor your usage.

You golf 20 days a month ?? :D

That app might not use much "internet" data at all, actually. It will receive data directly from the GPS satellites, not over T-Mo's network.

Yep, 20 days for all but the very coldest months of Jan and Feb, even in those months I get some golf in. I'm retired and it is my exercise as I generally walk the course.

Golflogix downloads map data each time you play, so I've been told. I was wondering how much Internet data it uses after that, but can't find any guesstimates.
 
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Yeah, I use wireless when it is available. But there isn't any hotspots and in the hills and dales on the golf course! :)
 
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