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    Thumbs up Data Usage a month

    Hey guys,
    How much data do you guys find your using on a monthly basis? this question goes out to the hardcore users as well as the moderate users. Tell me what you guys are using it for too, im looking to get a data plan but dont know how much i should get a month, so I just want to get an idea.

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    I have a 2GB plan here in the UK. Wifi at home, so data is for the daytime when I am at work (my iPad is a laptop replacement). On a light month I am approx 750MB used, on the heaviest month so far (last month) I was approx 1.5GB.
    Usage is mostly documents, websites, email, files, etc. Very little music, video, etc. over 3G.
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    I was on the 250MB plan and was great for a few months... then a few months in a row I hit up some sites that had some animated GIFs and had to upgrade.

    One of them I actually hit my limit less than one week in!

    Now I am on the 2GB plan.

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    I have 1,5GB plan on my samsung galaxy s and I use to use 1,2 GB per month. I can not imagine how many can I spend on my iPad2

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    ok so im looking at a 1.5 GB or 2GB plan than. I have wifi at home and school but i want to be able to use the internet here and there when im on the go, f4780y said ill probaly be using a bit of video on youtube, but mostly just surfing the web and stuff. Right now i have a shared data plan on my cell and laptop, but the guy at rogers said i can use my sim from the laptop to ipad 2 to use the internet. Ill give that a try for a month and if that doesnt seem enough ill go for a gb more

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    do you know how to check how much you have used. I have verizon as my provider

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jami
    do you know how to check how much you have used. I have verizon as my provider
    You could always go to Settings->General->Usage to see how much 3G data you have been using. But you would have to reset the statistics once a month, or they won't be of much help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jami View Post
    do you know how to check how much you have used. I have verizon as my provider
    'Settings', 'General', 'Usage' will give you the iPad's *net* data usage - i.e. the actual volume of user data that was sent and received.

    However, the protocol used to transport these data over the 3G network places the user data in 'packets' to transmit them and so the network charges for *gross* data transported - i.e. user data plus 'packet' additional data. So you'll need to add something on to the net figure reported by the iPad - typically 25% would usually give you a safety margin. It's impossible to be precise because data are sent in large and small packets depending upon the application and the 'overhead' involved in doing this varies depending upon the size of the packet.

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    I've used about 16 GB in the past month on iPad 2 and probably at least as much on iPad 1. I'm mostly on wi-fi at home, but I use 3G heavily while away from home. I'm on an unlimited 3G plan.

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    2G
    Used only 546MB but worked out as went over the 250MB plan.
    Will stick with this a while as this was my first month.
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