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3G usuage. How much do you use?

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Now I have the iPad with 3G for nearly 2 months. I am having trouble using all the allowance there is with Optus Australia.

I manage to use up only 2.2Gb of download and upload last month and that is with a lot of download of apps. By the way, apple does not allow me to download apps that more than 20Mb without logging into iTunes or Wifi.

I watch YouTube I have to say once a day at most but even so I don't use up much. After 22 days in the 2nd month I only use up 600Mb of the 1.5Gb. The trend is that even on the lowest/cheapest plan. I am struggling.

I guess I am asking anyone has an idea into usage of iPad and data allowance. I guess the US forum members here are on the unlimited plan and saying ... Don't care to me :p

Thanks for your opinion in advance.
 

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Dumb question but where do you go to track usage? I went to the AT&T detail on the IPads settings tab but didnt see actual usage anywhere...


Yeah I got the unlimited plan.

used 30gigs in my first month downloading and watching video podcasts.
 

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I met my 5G quota last mont with my Sprint Overdrive MiFi. That was during a two week vacation with three family members each with their own iPads and or laptops. We had no other service, had to depend on the MiFi
 
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Dumb question but where do you go to track usage? I went to the AT&T detail on the IPads settings tab but didnt see actual usage anywhere...

Looking at the website - there is likely you can check your usage when you log into the account at AT&T | Cell Phones, U-verse, Digital TV, DSL Internet, and Phone Service. I don't use that here down under :)

I have broadband at home but leave my ipad on 3g all the time.

I do put on both Wifi and 3G all the time. The iPad is smart enough to switch to Wifi where possible.
 

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Nope, no luck on the website as the account login requires a phone number. Has to be some way to tell via the IPad.
 

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My data clock on my Sprint Overdrive MiFi resets at each billing cycle. Does ATT 3G reset itself at billing cycles or do you have an option to set yourself?
 

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You have to turn on cellular data

Dumb question but where do you go to track usage? I went to the AT&T detail on the IPads settings tab but didnt see actual usage anywhere...


Yeah I got the unlimited plan.

used 30gigs in my first month downloading and watching video podcasts.

In settings, then go to view account, enter your email address and password.

I am on the limited plan. According to my status, 119 mgs good for 19 more days. I only have 3G running when I'm on a road trip. Today, I'm going to Indianapolis, with IPad directed stops. Road trips consume a lot of data.
 

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