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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Tbrewington, Feb 25, 2011.

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    I downloaded the application nook and when I bought a book for it from barnes and nobles and proceeded to download it I was told I couldn't because I needed a wifi connection. Why is this so when I pay monthly for Internet service? Can someone help me with this?
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    There are size limits on downloads when using 3G. I think it is 20MB, but could easily be wrong.

    I'm surprised that it would kick in for a book though. They are usually smaller than that.
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    So what do u think I should do?
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    If you don't have your own WiFi at home or work, take a break at a Starbucks, McDonalds, or other free hotspot and download the book.
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    I find this one of the most frustrating aspects of the iPad. Like you, I have an unlimited 3G data plan ('all you can eat') but the iPad will not let me download apps, videos, music or books that are bigger than 20 MB. I often stay at hotels where there is WiFi - but you have to pay for it - I have 3G on my iPad, I paid good money to buy a 3G iPad and Apple won't let me use it if I buy through the App or iTunes Store. A bit like buying a top-of-the-range sports car and then being told you can't use it on the freeway.

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    I thought AT&T provided the 3G service for the iPad.
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    I understand now. Thank you but for the 800.00 and some dollars that I paid for this and the darn 3G I would think I could rule the world with this! Lol. I guess Mc Donalds here I come.
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    Yes - I can feel a skinny cappuccino coming on....

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    To be fair, I'm pretty sure this is a limitation that the carriers insisted on, at least in the U.S. There is no advantage to limiting download size for Apple. As you demonstrated, it just annoys their customers.

    On the other hand, think of all the people who have complained about the forever-to-download app that is stuck on their iPad. Imagine how many more complaints there would be if they were using 3G for the really big ones.

    Could be just a case of guessing which group would be smaller, and complain less. The tech is still far to limited to meet everyones expectations and/or needs.

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