Anybody know if 3G will have 10MB limit like on iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Luba, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Luba macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    Was all set in paying the premium to get 3G version, just in case I needed it. But I was reminded the other day AT&T limits 3G to 10MB, if they do that with iPhone I must think it will happen with the iPad. How would they be able to discriminate between the two when going on 3G??

    If I had a video on MobileMe or Dropbox, I wouldn't be able to access it. Unless I can stream a file video from MobileMe or Dropbox. Can I do that??
     
  2. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    It hasn't been released yet, nor has details like this. Just wait until it gets released is my advice.
     
  3. macduke macrumors 604

    macduke

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    Neither AT&T or Apple limit the size of the file you can download over 3g EXCEPT if it is purchased at the App Store or iTunes store. No apps over 10mb on 3g. I've personally downloaded things larger than 10mb using different apps from MobileMe and dropbox. It's not a problem. There is also an invisible limit on AT&T of 5gb for all files until they start investigating your use and contact you. Well, allegedly.

    I tend to believe that soon this 10mb limit will be increased to something like--I dunno--50mb? iPad apps are more likely to be larger than 10mb due to the increased size of the graphics, etc. Especially if universal apps start showing up that support iPad and iPhone at each device's native resolution. Though who knows what that would do to AT&Ts network on the coasts. Here in the middle their network is BLAZING at 4-5mbps. Well, blazing by mobile standards. Still beats my crappy cable internet most of the time, which is rated at 12mbps but never gets that.
     
  4. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    :eek: what part of KC do you find this?? damn, I think the fastest speed I have recorded on a speedtest app was about 2.7mb. Usually I'm happy to see it go past 1.5 and usually can maintain that. I think I hit that 2.7mb driving on 35 out near 151st. I live far enough south I don't get a 3g signal at home, but still. If I had 4 or 5 mb I will be one happy camper when I move this summer. Screw cable, I can't get more then 3 DL now out here anyhow lol.
     

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