iPad 4G... what constitues as data usage?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by RevolvingSheep, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. RevolvingSheep macrumors regular

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    I'm paying for the $30 3g data plan from AT&T. I might downgrade to the 250mb plan if I use under that, but I'll start with this.

    My question is, what sorts of things eat up your data? Will simple web/email usage eat up data? What about watching Netflix movies on the go? I assume downloading apps and music will eat up data? How about playing multiplayer online games?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Anything that needs to connect to the internet for any reason will use data and count towards your overall usage.
     
  3. qCzar macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Netflix will need 2GB for a movie, about.

    There's a nifty data calculation tool on ATT's website, you might have to sign in to use it though.
     
  4. luke.mac1 macrumors member

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    250mb is almost nothing over a month if you're going to surf regularly.
    Once you throw streaming video into the mix your well and truly stuffed!
     
  5. RevolvingSheep thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow so if I watch a single Netflix movie, it will eat up 2/3 of my data for the month? That's rather crappy.
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Over cellular, yes. Them's the breaks. Watch over wifi and there's no issue.
     

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