Data Usage a month

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by King.Khoja, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. King.Khoja
    Offline

    King.Khoja iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    178
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancity
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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.

    Thanks:D
  2. f4780y
    Online

    f4780y Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    7,109
    Thanks Received:
    635
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Troon, Scotland
    Ratings:
    +635 / 0
    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.
  3. Pingles
    Offline

    Pingles iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Messages:
    98
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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.
  4. pphmmr
    Offline

    pphmmr iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    slovakia
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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 ;)
  5. King.Khoja
    Offline

    King.Khoja iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    178
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancity
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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
  6. Jami
    Offline

    Jami iPF Noob

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fredonia, ny
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    do you know how to check how much you have used. I have verizon as my provider
  7. DontUnderstandMyIpad
    Offline

    DontUnderstandMyIpad iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,196
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Outside my iPad, or was it inside?
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0
    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.
  8. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    '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.

    Tim
  9. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    443
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +443 / 0
    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.
  10. Blueface
    Offline

    Blueface iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    173
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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.
  11. Blueface
    Offline

    Blueface iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    173
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I think you missed the OP's question.
    He is referring iPad data plan usage and curious as what plan others have and how much data is used.
  12. Wolfpuppies3
    Offline

    Wolfpuppies3 iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    732
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    Ratings:
    +10 / 1
    Almost nil as I use wifi most of the time

    however have 3G available for when I am traveling. Also have set up a wifi hotspot on my iPhone4 so am covered three ways.
  13. King.Khoja
    Offline

    King.Khoja iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    178
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancity
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    So I got my self the sim for the iPad 2 and have been using it for about 20 days now, started it at the beginning of the month. Ive found that im actually doing pretty good for 1 gb shared data. My blackberry barely uses any data. I just checked how much ive used between the 2 units and its says ive used only 565MB. Ive used about an hours of youtube and using just basic sites and this forum. Not bad, glad I didnt upgrade to a higher plan

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
data plan for ipad air how many gb
,
find monthly usage ipad
,
gigabytes usage for ipad
,
how do i know how many gb i use amonth
,
how do i know my ipads not using data
,
how do i tell how gb i have used in a month?
,
how many gb do i need a month for my ipad
,
how many gb does maps use on my ipad
,
how many gigs for ipag normal use?
,

how much data do i need for ipad

,
how much data do i need for ipad air
,

how much data do i need for my ipad

,
how much data do i use on my i pad
,
how much internet do i need for ipad2
,
how much internet do i use on my ipad
,
ipad air how much monthly usesge
,
ipad how fine amount gb you had used data
,
what is the average usage of ipad data
,
where to find on ipad how much data i can have
,
why is ipad using so much data