3G usage after three weeks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rdstoll, May 16, 2010.

  1. rdstoll macrumors 6502

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    So was just wondering how much data people have used since the 3G launch three weeks ago. I'm all the way up to 616MB so very glad i got the unlimited package, but am worried about the ramifications for an upcoming 9 day international trip. How much 3G data have you used at this point. I will say that I've been hooked up to my work email via Exchange during two of these three weeks.
     
  2. iserian macrumors 6502

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  3. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm at nearly 700 mb. Pretty much just one weeks worth when the hotel net was only 10% the speed of 3G.
     
  4. enzo thecat macrumors 6502

    enzo thecat

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    Also Zero. Haven't needed it yet. Havent even tried turning it on. That will change this summer at our summer cottage.
     
  5. jobsfnby macrumors regular

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    Sent 224 mb
    Received 4 Gb

    Picked my 3G up at the launch and activated it before I was out of the store.

    I use my 3G most of the time though. This usage is from email, web surfing, games, and suprisingly only a little bit of YouTube.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

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    1GB with no streaming. Mostly loading (and reloading) the Macrumors iPad wallpaper thread... :cool:
     
  7. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

    CarboysDesire

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    I turned on 3G 3 nights ago and I've used 19.5MBs only, 17 of this on the first night at a baseball game for 2 hours.

    I'm glad I got the 250MB plan to start.

    But I haven't gone over 200 MBs on my iPhone in 6 months.

    All I use it for, out and about, is email and internet.


    I start a new job tomorrow and think it will be a few days before I have figured out whether I want to take it there at all. I probably will eventually, for lunchtime use. They may have a wifi though. It's a luxury resort, so they probably do--free for employees I hope!
     
  8. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Sent 54.6 mb
    Rcvd 888 mb

    Activated 5/2

    The biggest chunk was a 15 min netflix stream, that was about 160 mb for like 15 minutes!

    We streamed NASA tv the other day for over 2 hours and it didn't use that much.

    Yesterday I bought the full version of air video though and got that set up, gunna go up now! :D
     
  9. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    10 MB since May 12, checking email and light surfing. I activated the 250 MB plan because I'll be travelling later this month and early June, so I wanted to be sure I can get online anywhere. Also, I'll get access to free AT&T wifi hotspots. I think I'll be fine with the 250 plan.
     
  10. barefeats macrumors 65816

    barefeats

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    What kind of download speeds are you iPad 3G users seeing? I have used Speed Test app from speedtest.net to sample connection speed at different venues in our town. I see from 300kbps to 3500kbps. Most of the time it is between 1500 to 2000kbps.
     
  11. epi117 macrumors 6502

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    Sent 65
    Recieved 660

    Picked it up about 7 days ago. Have not used wifi since i got it, running skype in background 100%
     
  12. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I never remember to test it - i'm normally in a hurry to get something particular done. It has seemed like it has varied all over the place though.
     
  13. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    12 days of activated 3G

    669 MB downloaded
    42.7 MB uploaded
     
  14. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

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    8 days activated

    4mb sent
    37mb received

    At this rate, I should drop to the lower rate plan. I mainly use mine at home and some out/about. I have a trip coming up - that may justify the higher rate plan...
     
  15. sashakla macrumors member

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    also, this is an iPhone version of Skype you are talking about, right? i don't think there's iPad one available yet...
    either way, how do you run Skype in background? JB?
     

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