*WARNING* 3G service

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by lowlife, May 3, 2010.

  1. lowlife

    lowlife iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    103
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Miami moving to GA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I just wanted to put this out there for those that have not yet signed up for 3G service.

    The iPad uses a lot of data. It seems that you could easily use up 100+ mb per day with regular usage. I have been averaging over 100 per day with normal browsing. This is with out streaming video. There are a number of other people out there noting the unusually high cunsumtion rate.

    In the interest on science please post your average.
     
  2. iDan

    iDan Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,346
    Thanks Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +100 / 2
    I wonder what overall load AT&T has seen on their network the past few days..
     
  3. DavidNM

    DavidNM iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Messages:
    548
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NW New Mexico
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    What is the *WARNING* in all capital letters supposed to mean?
     
  4. eflyersteve

    eflyersteve iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Remember that data usage is accrued going both ways. Requests sent from the iPad count toward your data usage. It's not a great amount of data however.
     
  5. gentlefury

    gentlefury iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    Messages:
    2,617
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    I figured it meant warning it's slow.
     
  6. socalpimp

    socalpimp iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    42
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Yeah, I dont know how anyone is gonna stay under the 250mb. I used the ipad lightly for a few hours and used over 100 mb. I have no idea why its using such a high amount of data. No streaming video....although some streaming pandora.
     
  7. JLStrange

    JLStrange iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    67
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I'm guessing it's because the screen is over 6 times the size of my iPhone plus HD. My solution for this month is to keep it off until I need it although I m sure I'll run out about mid month.
     
  8. figmo10

    figmo10 iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    517
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NH
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Since its delivery Friday around 11am, I have blown through <600 MB of data. I don't have a wifi home network, but I didn't do streaming vids, either.
     
  9. write-stuff

    write-stuff iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    79
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I don't have a 3g model yet, but I'm waiting on it. What's the montly fee for unlimited bandwidth? I was paying $70/month for a Verizon aircard and I'm pretty sure the iPad unlimited pricing is less than that.
     
  10. Bremen

    Bremen iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,351
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    home
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0

    Unlimited is $29 and no contract....
     
  11. kheldour

    kheldour iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    522
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cologne, Germany
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    From my 3G experience in Europe/Germany I can tell you, that you should opt for 1GB/month. Even on my iPhone I was scratching that data-volume almost every month.
    If you don't want the unlimited plan, then buy the wifi hotspot flatrate as well.
     
  12. cherhall

    cherhall iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    404
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Missouri
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Since Friday afternoon i'm at 500+ Meg used and that is on Edge, so there is a lot of stuff I don't do. I cannot even imagine how much I'd have used by now if there was 3G out in the sticks where I live!
     
  13. CPMS

    CPMS iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    54
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I think the "unlimited" iPad plan is actually capped at 5Gigs. That's a lot until you start downloading movies. I've been using a 64G wifi iPad since the launch and have been able to get by without the 3G decently well. I did pick up a Sprint Overdrive mobile hotspot to try out and used it sparingly the last few weeks while traveling (rather than pay the $15 per day hotel Internet charge). I also have an unboxed 32G 3G iPad sitting on my desk (since the 3G launch last Friday). Only reason I haven't opened the 3G is because I'm not 100% sure I need the 3G, interesting dilemma huh....
     
  14. cherhall

    cherhall iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    404
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Missouri
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    The unlimited plan is truly unlimited with no 5gig softcap. AT&T has stated several times when asked, that it was truly unlimited, with no nasty letters from them no matter how much you use!
     
  15. Takenover83

    Takenover83 iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    244
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I wonder how long that will last. Once Jailbroken, and tethering to a PC, I am sure people will use the 3G connection, as their main ISP downloading tons of gigs a month from Usenet, bitorrent, http, etc.. I would hate to see it abused, and the price raised.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

3gservice@tomidm.com

,

contentwaming 3g

,

data use warning ipad