iPad 3: DOUBLE to TRIPLE the data usage - no thanks!

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  1. Arizona

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    Just heard on FoxNews that the iPad 3 uses WAY more data for identical tasks compared to the 3G iPad 2.

    My iPad 2 is only $30 a month for my Verizon data package and that's been plenty for my needs. Sounds like an iPad 3 would be double or even triple for the same usage.

    I say I'll stick with the 2 as I see nothing in the 3 to make it worth the significant additional cost of data to feed it.
     
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    Nonsense.

    It uses exactly the same amount of data for the same uses as the iPad 2. What has happened is that LTE encourages people to use the iPad more, and for more data intensive services. Movies stream fast, so people watch more movies and at higher quality. The web is faster, so they spend more time browsing.

    If you can resist temptation to use your iPad more often and for more stuff, then it will have no significant impact on your data usage.
     
  3. Arizona

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    Here's a link to the news clip that I'm referring to. In reading it this morning (yesterday I got a glimpse of it on TV) it does appear that the biggest issue is with video viewing. It appears that the 4 G will entice users to USE more video and hence use far more data. On Wi-Fi it doesn't matter but on 4G you will need to expect the need for a larger data package.

    Apple faces concerns over iPad 'speed trap' | Fox News

    Thanks for the response I certainly know little about this technical stuff... But I definitely love my iPad is all I can say, it's a wonderful device to say the least.
     
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    No problem. I just wanted to make sure you knew that it is not the iPad itself that 'might' cause greater data usage. It would be a change in your own use/habits, enabled by better connectivity.

    It's like getting speeding tickets because your old car would only do 65mph, and the new one can do 120mph. You have to pay attention to what you are doing with the new car.
     
  5. tlbaker

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    I always stream movies on home wifi as 3G doesn't work well.

    Sent from my Verizon Black 64GB iPad 2 w IOS 5.1 Update From NYC!!! using iPF.net
     
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    And of course there is no double 4G data for the price one, i.e., 4GB for the price of 2GB @30.00 on the New iPad or any other tablet on Verizon.

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    http://usat.ly/GEmNtO


    New iPad's 4G sucks up data allotment in a flash

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    Um...why are people surprised by this? 4g service is dfaster therefore it will use more data more quickly. Thats why companies like Verizon are looking into revamping their data plans not only for voice, but for data devices as well.


    Sent from my iPad 3
     
  9. twerppoet

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    By now the media is accustomed to having a scandal-gate to write about with every Apple launch. It's tradition (and site clicks). Unable to come up with any solid problems/controversy we're left with Warm-gate and Data-works-too-fast-gate. With some of the usual battery charging, dead pixel, and screen bleed sprinkled on top, just for spice. ;)
     
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    Lol that is so true funny how they never mention other brands which have exactly the same issues. It is not about Apple it is about how much you want to use the high speed access. Remember if it moves it costs regardless of what device you are using when on 3g or 4g
     

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