Is 1GB worth of data enough?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JasonBourne1, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. JasonBourne1 macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    Im trying to find the best data plan deal for my iPad. I use 1GB for my iPhone 4, with 02, which I is always more than enough. However, I'm not sure whether ill need more for the iPad.
    Can anyone advise the best price and data plans?
  2. Dknelson728 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    It would be easier to help if we knew what exactly you were planning on using your iPad for.
  3. iPhone1 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    As long as you don't stream video or download large files (capped at 20 MB on 3G unless you're jailbroken), 1GB should be fine for browsing and app usage.
  4. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    What everyone uses their iPad for - surfing, emailing etc.
  5. thompson11 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    That's what I do on my iPhone 4, and I use ~200mb/month (though I'm on wifi all day at work). My wife who doesn't have wifi all day uses ~350mb/mo for surfing/emailing.

    Neither of us watch video / stream music / etc.
  6. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    Why - does it make a difference if its jailbroken? (apologies for being a noob)
  7. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    1gb is fine for that

    Put if you venture into Netflix, Hulu, etc...without Wifi, you are in trouble
  8. jbrady3324 macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2009
    At that point, you are in trouble with just about any data plan
  9. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    Another big trouble maker is on my iPhone I watch youtube videos in HQ on 3g using My3g.

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