iOS 4.2 too large to download

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  1. bailegb

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    I have had my iPad for a couple of months and I am now ready to upgrade the iOS. Unfortunately my ISP, Starband satellite, only allows a max of 1Gig download for a 7 day period. If I download 4.2 through iTunes I will kill my internet access for a week. Anyone else have this problem? If I had the option of a different provider I would change in a minute, but I live in a rural area so I am stuck with Starband. Is it possible to get 4.2 on CD? Grasping for straws!

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  2. ctsluder

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    Two words "McDonald's wifi"!!!
    My daughter goes to McDonalds when she can't down load something at the University.

    In the US ONLY.
     
  3. Mike_73

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    Mc has wifi almost all over Europe, too. Due to legal stuff and bandwidth pricing, there are different "entry"-models. I read that Swiss has the same thing as the US, Germany needs to have an account set up - but 1hr per day is free.
     
  4. bailegb

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    I tried by wifi and to update the OS it seems like it only can be done during a sync with your computer. Don't have a laptop to carry to McDonald's, and I don't think taking my desktop there is an option. Still stuck.
     
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    You may want to visit an apple retail store and ask for help. I realize that Apple stores are only located in select US markets.
     
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    Oh my goodness. I feel for you because with that plan I would go through the monthly data plan every day.

    As much as I get cranky with Comcast, I may have to hug my cable modem.
     
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    I went to the local public library with my iPad and USB cable....someone had already downloaded the upgrade into iTunes so I plugged in and got it. I would think you could burn the new OS onto a disc and take it home and put it on your desktop.
     
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    Mediacom is the same way,they drive us crazy
     
  9. georgiacanuck

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    I have hugesnet and just found that out...on our plan we are allowed 350 mbs a day ..I just went over..Thank goodness they give us 1 free token a month if we go over to have it reset to 0..Think I'm going to wait till our free time to do this (2am-7am)...Does anybody know exactly how big the update is ..I just got my iPad Wednesday and I am not the most technical person..I'm still learning ..shoot I had to go on the internet just to learn how to turn it on
     
  10. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    The update is around 580MB.
     

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