How do you quench your data-hungry appetite? 2GB aint enough.

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  1. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

    iSingandiDance

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    I'm on my last 100MB of data for the month (5 days left before it auto-renews) and I'm left looking for alterntive ways to get more data without forking over another $25. :rolleyes:

    What do you do to get more data?
     
  2. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

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    iPad 2 16GB WiFi + Jailbroken iPhone 4 w/Unlimited Data Plan + MyWi

    I absolutely REFUSE to pay for two data contracts, especially when I have my iPhone on me 24-7. It makes absolutely no financial sense.
     
  3. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully the iphone comes to sprint. I'll do just that.

    This would be so much easier with an unlimited data plan option. :(
     
  4. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8J2)

    Guess you are not on AT$T then.

    They are suing people for using MyWi PdaNet TetherMe.
     
  5. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I'm on AT&T. And as far as I know, they weren't suing people, they were going to automatically switch them to tethering plans.

    That being said, I only use about 200 - 400MB of data per month on my iPhone 4 even with tethering -- that's not enough for them to even get worried about. 90% of the time, I'm near a Wi-Fi access point.
     
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I guess that doesn't help the OP much then....he's asking how to get more than 2GB per month.
     
  7. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Rooted EVO ( free tethering, thanks Google! ) = Unlimited Data :D

    Grab an EVO, Samsung Epic, Nexus S, Palm Pre etc, root it ( so there's no need to pay for the stupid HotSpot feature ) and you're set!!

    You don't need an iPhone on Sprint for this!
     
  8. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    That's what I did when I was with ATT. Worked great on the 3GS and then on the iP4! ( grandfathered into the unlimited data )

    I, too, refused to fork out additional $25 to tether! My usage was around 3-4 GBs/month for a solid 3 years and ATT never bothered!! I guess things must have changed in the last 6 months.

    I think MyWi announced ( recently ) that they were ( or already have, not sure ) updating their app so that all ( tethering ) usage will show as being used by the iPhone to ATT, and not as being tethered! ;)
     
  9. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the interesting insights.

    I just found an app for my blackberry curve called Tether (using Sprint's unlimited data plan) which does a decent job. There's a trial period and then a $50 one time fee. Not bad.

    My curve's battery life is rather palsy. That goes for most tethered and MiFi devices.

    May just bite the bullet for an unlimited SIM; (gotta find one first).
     
  10. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Maybe you should check out this thread--OP outlines way to supposedly get unlimited data via Boost Mobile for $10/mo.
     
  11. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked it out.

    It's very similar to Tether.
     
  12. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    I just tether mine thru my t-mobile android phone.
    4g speeds. :)
     
  13. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    You can't have a contract with an iPad, can you? I thought they were all month to month, even the vzw ipad2s.

    I do agree, and I tend to think the issues with mobile data will be sorted out in the next several years.
     
  14. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    I believe he was talking about tethering his iPad to use the internet off his phone. To do it the official way, you have to add a tether feature to your contract which costs extra per month.
     
  15. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I mistakenly looked at the Usage tab under Settings instead of the View My Accoount and thought that I was nearing the end of my alotted data, but in actuality, I had a decent amount left.

    So 2GB may actually be sufficient, but I would more than love an unlimited plan for things like downloading music, video, and apps. At the moment, I mostly surf web pages and use youtube (which is automatically rendered in standard def) and I'm left with a 100 or so MB by month's end.
     

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