*WARNING* 3G service

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

  1. kheldour

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    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.
     
  2. cherhall

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    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!
     
  3. CPMS

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    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....
     
  4. cherhall

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    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!
     
  5. Takenover83

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    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.
     
  6. lowlife

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    Lol. It means do not get the 250mb plan.
     
  7. ipadgypsy

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    I thought the warning meant be sure
    YOu have 3G in your Area....I could not sign up without using a credit card that had a zip code that was 3G enabled. How ridiculous! I am in va and had to use my daughter's credit card in Michigan to get the data plan - I also spent Torturous hours this weekend with AppleCare and ATT before a tech figured this out!
    As you can imagine - I am elevating my complaint as high as I am able. It boggles my mind that it didn't occur to ATT to have a work around for this!

    Ipadgypsy
     
  8. cherhall

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    You CAN sign up for service without having 3G in your area. I activated two ipads Friday morning with no problem. I used my own address and I live at least an hour from the nearest 3G coverage. Actually I'm just barely in their Edge coverage! I've used it constantly since Friday, up to 550 Meg used already.
     
    #18 cherhall, May 3, 2010
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  9. USBill

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    You have your answer. We did a QOS on our network, and Pandora was eating up a ton of bandwidth. Between that and YouTube we figured we could drop one of our T1s, if we blocked both.
     
  10. rowan

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    Is there a way to measure usage without being on a data plan?
     

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