automatic switching between 3G and wifi
I've tried searching with different parameters and also a different forum but didn't get a definitive answer to my question. I have read various places that the Ipad (I have Ipad 3/64GB 3G coming from Ipad 1 64GB wifi only for two years) will automatically switch from 3G to wifi when available or choosing which is stronger but in settings it says in order to restrict basically all data to wifi to turn off cell usage. So--I only turn on cell usage when I leave the house altho' I will encounter wifi all day various places. Since I have the bug where I often/usually have to reboot to get 3G to work I do that before leaving house/office so I don't have to deal with it when I need 3G. IF I knew it automatically switch I'd just leave cell usage on all the time. Anyone know the answer for sure? I'm on Verizon BTW.
My iPad uses massive amounts of data even though in WiFi area
I strongly suggest turning cellular data off when you don't need it. My new iPad (third generation, 32 Gig, 3G) just blew through 2 Gigs of cellular data in 2 days (!), even though I was at home and in my office, both of which have strong WiFi signals, for all but approximatly 20 minutes. I watched a couple of shows I had missed on Hulu+, which is apparently what pushed it over, although I believe it's syncing lots of other data via the cellular connection even though I've set it to use WiFi only. I only watch videos when I'm in one of my own WiFi networks (home or office). I checked yet again, and all of the functions and apps that you can tell not to use cellular were set properly. Unfortunately, you can't set the Hulu app to only use WiFi. I just forgot to turn cellular data back off after checking my usage status, and Verizon doesn't warn you until only 2% of your data remains. (It turns cellular data on automatically when you check usage status in settings.) I won't be renewing cellular data service any time soon. Be very careful, especially if you have a plan that charges for overages instead of simply shutting off cellular data when you reach your plan limit.