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

RevolvingSheep

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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?
 

Intell

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

qCzar

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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.
 

luke.mac1

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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?

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!
 

RevolvingSheep

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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.