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Madvillain

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Does anybody know how much data usage on average the news and magazine apps use per issue/volume?

The Daily, WSJ, The Economist, USA Today, NY Times, etc., are all regular reads of mine. I am considering ditching the unlimited data plan I have on my iPhone 4 and getting the 4 GB cap with the hotspot for an extra $15 a month so that I can stick with a wifi only iPad.
 

Kadin

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Why not keep you unlimited, jailbreak your iPhone and buy MyWi for $20? Easily the best solution...
 

Madvillain

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Why not keep you unlimited, jailbreak your iPhone and buy MyWi for $20? Easily the best solution...
Well, until reading your post I had never heard of mywi. A google later and it looks like an app you install, correct?
So basically I would have to jailbreak my iPhone, not update it when an Apple update comes out, and then hope that AT&T does not figure out what I am doing? Or does AT&T allow it?
 

53x12

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If you don't want to jailbreak it, then wait for iOS 4.3 to offer hotspot. Then pay AT&T the extra they want to use that feature. Don't get a 3G iPad if you have an iPhone 4. Waste of money and redundant.
 

deeddawg

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A google later and it looks like an app you install, correct?
So basically I would have to jailbreak my iPhone, not update it when an Apple update comes out, and then hope that AT&T does not figure out what I am doing? Or does AT&T allow it?
Yep, thats about it AFAIK. Technically I don't think AT&T allows this usage, likely buried in the TOS, but I've not heard of people getting nailed on it either.
 

leisgean

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I have an iPhone 4 and am considering whether to do the Ipad2 WiFi w/hotspot tethering or iPad2 3G. Does anyone know how well the hotspot thing performs on the iPad compared to an iPad with it's own built in 3G? Verizon people out there maybe? Do you loose a lot of speed using the hotspot compared to the built in one. I plan on streaming video so speed is important.
 

ftaok

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Then pay AT&T the extra they want to use that feature. Don't get a 3G iPad if you have an iPhone 4. Waste of money and redundant.
If the OP wants to keep his unlimited plan on AT&T, then he can't get the tethering/hot spot feature. AT&T makes you go to the 2GB plan.

I guess I should fully read the OP's message first. My bad.
 
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abnospam

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Remember iPad w/o 3G doesn't have a GPS if you are into maps.