iPad 3G chock full of AT&T restrictions!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kirchnrd, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

    kirchnrd

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    So far I have seen the following. Post any others you find here too. This is such a joke... Very sad... Very disappointing joke...

    1. YouTube video quality is dumbed down and unwatchable
    2. Guardian Eyewitness app requires wireless network to view photographs
    3. ABC app requires wireless network
     
  2. mayassa macrumors regular

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  3. glyoung macrumors newbie

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    I don't understand what any of this has to do with AT&T.
     
  4. kirchnrd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They set the restrictions on data, not Apple.
     
  5. iPadThai macrumors 6502a

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    It has everything to do with AT&T - they are absolutely substandard - their downstream rates and upstream rates are definitely NOT WORTH $30/month period.

    I hate the networks here in the USA - over in Europe and in ASIA specifically, you get bandwidth that is on par or exceeds home broadband connection speeds and the price you pay isn't a rip like AT&T!
     
  6. RobBookPro macrumors regular

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    no different the the iphone in regards to youtube then.
     
  7. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    It has to do with network load and the lack of bandwidth.
     
  8. glyoung macrumors newbie

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  9. oren1 macrumors member

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    Another reason to use iPad wifi only+iPhone+MyWi
    That's of course if you have an iPhone.
     
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  11. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    WOW!! Never woulda guessed that!? That's weird.

    As for the YouTube, I had totally expected that! I was waiting for someone to confirm it tho....

    Can't wait till June when my AT&T contract is up. Seriously thinking about the HTC EVO that allows tethering :)
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I love that people are shocked.
     
  13. cheekyjeremy macrumors regular

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    Not sure what the other places are like, but in Houston, TX the 3g speeds are just fine where I'm at. Youtube looks the same on 3g as it does on wifi. My guess is that it determines your network speed not just the type of network you are on before deciding your quality.

    All good here in TX
     
  14. iPadPublisher macrumors 6502

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    I suppose some people did... and the vast majority didn't. I was aware of the YouTube quality, but am saddened to learn about the ABC app that's one I was planning to spend time with outdoors.

    I feel like we're getting a "you get what you pay for" moment here with 3G internet... at $30 a month AT&T is substandard and placing restrictions on various things to their benefit. I think the Sprint portable WiFi device is, what, $49 a month?

    What are the alternatives?
     
  15. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    For Guardian Eyewitness to not work on 3G is absolutely insane!
    I'd be pissed.

    MiFi and the Overdrive are really the only to big contenders right now but they kinda aren't even in the same league, 4g vs 3G
     
  16. iserian macrumors 6502

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    Nice -- For some the ABC app is a Killer App.
     

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  17. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks for the 3G folks. I'm glad I have my Wifi iPad
     
  18. danpass macrumors 68020

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    I suppose a jailbreak will correct this.

    My 3G wouldn't download stuff over 10mb when on 3G (neither with the 3GS).

    When I jailbroke the 3G and tethered it there was no problem downloading anything, of any size, over the same 3G network.

    I was very much underwhelmed with the jailbroken performance of the 3G and never bothered with my 3GS.


    I'm still on 3.1.2 so that may change now with this new info :D
     
  19. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Word up girl!!!
     
  20. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Maybe I was the only one that did not expect great video service over AT&T 3G....

    I look at 3G as being able to browse the web, check the news apps, see some picture sites, simple stuff....
     
  21. gt1948 macrumors regular

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    initial signup with ATT

    ATT won't take a PO Box for a billing address. They will on the iphone but no go on iPad. Had to change my billing address of 27 years.... now that's a pisser. :confused::eek::eek:
     
  22. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    As always the proof is in the pudding

    And your pudding may vary according to coverage area

    Don't forget the other connection options

    MyFi via jailbroken iPhone
    Clear Spot 3G/4G clear.com
    Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G
    Sprint HTC EVO 4G Phone Mobile Hotspot
    Verizon MiFi 3G
     
  23. stisdal macrumors 6502

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    Or, the mifi ( either Verizon or sprint).

    I travel all over the country for work, so I went with Verizon for the coverage. Plus I have my iPhone (3GS) for AT&T. I just like having the backup network when I travel.
     
  24. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a

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    Me, too! Not feeling the least bit conflicted. :p
     

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