500MB Data plan enough?

Polofiesta

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Hi I am planning on getting an iPad 3 with 4g enabled. My use for it is to monitor the stock market when I am at work basically from 9-4. I am wondering if 500MB will be enough to leave the iPad running updating the stock prices basically everyday of the month.
 

skubish

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Hi I am planning on getting an iPad 3 with 4g enabled. My use for it is to monitor the stock market when I am at work basically from 9-4. I am wondering if 500MB will be enough to leave the iPad running updating the stock prices basically everyday of the month.
Probably not if you are getting continuous updates. If you are just checking quotes 3-4 times per day it should be enough.
 
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Polofiesta

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So you think just updating the price like on google finance will not be enough?
 
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Rodster

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Whew that seems kind of low to me. 500MB into 30 days comes out to around 16.5MB a day. I personally would go with the biggest plan, review it at the end of the month and if you have room to spare, then change your plan.

Getting hit with overage charges can add up and those data plans are hoping you do just that. ;)
 
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Dunbar

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I think it will be plenty for refreshing the google finance page only at work. BTW, most people only work 5 days a week not the full 30 days per month...If you're in the US Verizon has a 1GB plan for $20 a month.
 
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iCrosoft

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Acquire an unlimited data plan and don't worry about it after that.
 
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