Is local data beginning to be more important then over the internet data ? iPad cellular plans

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  1. max2

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    Mainly because of the way current carriers throttle or lower your speed ?

    Talking mainly about streaming video.
     
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    I use Charter Spectrum that is one of the best.
     
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    They normally do that if only you're using large amounts of data during each billing period.
     
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    It also depends on your data plan. Pretty much any data plan that bills itself as unlimited will throttle at some data cap or other criteria. If you have a straight up data limit, then you usually get full available speed up till you get nothing.

    Keep in mind that full speed depnds on your connectivaity, which can vary a lot depending on the area, signal strength, and how congested the local cell towers are at that time.

    That said, it’s good to have a fast wi-fi network wherever you spend the most time with your iPad. Especially if you stream video. Automatic backups and much of the background syncing also require a network connection (with the iPad inactive and plugged into power).
     

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