AT&T: 250Mb Sure Goes Fast!

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  1. OldSalt

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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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