AT&T: 250Mb Sure Goes Fast!

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    I found over the past two months that I was quickly reaching the 250Mb limit on my AT&T 3G iPad. I have a post-paid account so I don't get the online option of quickly upgrading to the higher limit. I use WiFi at home and when it's available, but use the device quite a bit while on the road. I've now changed over to the 2Gb plan.

    I can't imagine getting by with only WiFi. My wife was doing work-related research the whole time we drove across several states last weekend.

    How's everyone's usage working out?
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    I was getting the cheaper plan, through AT&T, @ $25 a month. I forget what MB that was.:eek:

    But then I decided to go with the $14.99 plan, and that lasts me shy of 2-3 days, ~ almost to the 30th day!

    Like you, I use wifi at home and 3G out in the field. I like when AT&T kicks me an email when I am down to 20MB. And we can renew or not whenever we please.:)
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    I easily use 4 or 5 GB a month, on top of wi-fi at home. I'm grandfathered in on AT&T's unlimited plan.
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    We have the 250MB plan as well. Our use is primarily at home via Wi-Fi. I'll use 3G when we're out shopping (well, my wife's shopping anyway:p). I think we used about 190 mb of our allotment last month. Wish we could roll over.:(
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    I have the 2 G plan and its great.

    I had the 250 meg for the first month which lasted less than a week.
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    I don't have any plan yet, as I tether my Jailbroken iPhone 4 with my iPad 2 for now. I am trying to determine which is the best plan to meet my data needs right now....

    I can tell you though, that AT&T is currently looking into their data plans for the iPhone and iPad, and we might all see rollover data some time in the future. This will be nice for a lot of people that use a lot of data one month, and not so much the next.
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    That would be great!
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    Rooted droid phone on the sprint network = unlimited data at no extra charge:D.
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    Hmmm, I too have the grandpa plan on my smartphone so I wonder if that will allow me to add the iPad2 to a like' plan when it arrives next week. Any thoughts? :confused:
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    They're separate plans under AT&T. You can switch to tethering, but I don't know whether you'd be able to keep unlimited.

    I also have grandfathered unlimited data on my iPhone. I pay a discounted rate through my company (though that's strictly for my personal use). I'm not interested in tethering, so never looked into it.
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    I'm not sure about smartphone plans, but when I sold my ATT iPad 1 (which had the unlimited plan) I could have rolled it over to my iPad 2. But because of the horrible local ATT coverage I went with Verizon and the 1GB $20 data plan. It turns out that 1GB is all I need, and I'm saving money over the ATT unlimited price.
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    AT&T let those with grandfathered unlimited on iPad 1 roll over unlimited to iPad 2, but that's not the same as letting them add an unlimited plan to iPad when all you have is unlimited on a smart phone. I doubt they will, but it doesn't cost anything to ask.
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    Yeah I have the 250mb a month plan on my iPhone 4, I try not to use it unless I have to. I try to only visit mobile sites if I do, but yeah def wish I had unlimited. I use to go over but know I just find alternatives (wifi) good thing all my friends have wifi at their houses.

    On Vaca my girlfriend has the 4th tehthering plan and I never use my phone on Vaca, I wipe out the iPad out and about more than I would at home to use that hotspot feature.

    my first three months I went over then I learned...
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    Preet good I have the 2 gig plan. I use around 1 gig per month on avg
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    How did you get grandfathered in?
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    I am grandfathered too. If you bought the plan back when they offered it, as long as you never gave it up you could keep it. Once you go one moth without paying...it is gone forever.
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    Hi all, we get 15gb per month in the uk on the 3 network.....good eh?
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    In Hong Kong, 3 offers unlimited data for about 20 USD, no contract. Love it when I'm there.
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    I love AT&T unlimited. I'm sticking with it unless they cut me off.

    Recently, I got an email saying that I'd been cut off, because my credit card had expired. Apparently, AT&T's auto-renew system didn't pick up my new CC info, though I'd updated it. I called and a rep was able to flick some kind of digital switch and offer the unlimited option signup on my iPad right away (under the two existing data plan options), so I could sign up again. Cool.

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