is 2gb on 4g enough for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Paulshaqz, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Paulshaqz macrumors 6502a

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    this will be my first 4g device and i'm used to being on the unlimited data since i have it for att on the iPhone but i made the switch for verizon for the iPad anyways i'm curious to know how many websites browse videos send emails all that kinda stuff will last a whole month with a 2gb data plan?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  3. kidnice15 macrumors member

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    You are going to go use that 2GB really fast. I am just being honest. I have a 4G unlimited data plan for Verizon and I can go easily do 10 to 15GB a month.
     
  4. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    According to a new article on CNET, you will use up 2gb in 1 hour of streaming hd content. Good luck streaming an entire movie in hd.
     
  5. jbimler macrumors regular

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    Data plans are ridiculous. I wish the majority of people refused to pay at those rates so companies were forced to drop the price. AT&T charges 15 dollars for 256MBs. :confused:
     
  6. kidnice15 macrumors member

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    Trust me I know. I got a 3G vita and opted for the 15 $ 250 mb data plan and I am like wow. That is crazy. I can't even browse a website with out going over my data cap. So glad that I am grandfathered into Verizon's unlimited data plan
     
  7. Paulshaqz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if anything i will just test out a quick video to see the speed but ill just turn on wifi for that how about websites will the data go quick?
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    It depends on which sites you go to. Some use more than others.
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Websites may not burn a lot. It'd depend on the content.

    Since you already have AT&T on an iPhone, have you checked your typical monthly usage via AT&T's online account management?

    There's a way to look at month by month data usage for your phone, not sure if this link works but give it a shot: https://www.att.com/view/analytics/process.do?reportActionEvent=A_VB_CREATE_BILLING_REPORT_SUBMIT
     
  10. dgreene196 macrumors member

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    It really depends on how you use your devices. As noted so far in this thread, some people chew through massive amounts of data very quickly. I always thought I was a moderately heavy user of my phone, but I typically only use 800-900 MB (with usage going up to just over 2 GB when I go out of town for a bit). Obviously nothing compared to other users, but I spend 80% of waking hours in places with easily accessible WiFi.

    With my iPad, I was much more likely to rent a movie from iTunes/rip a movie in my collection if I knew I was going be traveling for long periods of time without free downloads. That way, I saved my limited 3G data for more routine/essential surfing/email/etc. Just because you have wireless cellular data doesn't mean you HAVE to use it for everything.
     
  11. Paulshaqz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that was my plan just for email and surfing the web mainly anything that's streaming or watching a hd video would be turning on wifi.
     
  12. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    I never ever stream videos on a 3G or 4G connection. Why would you waste your allotment on something you can do at home with wifi.

    I plan on starting on the 2GB Plan, strictly email, light web and see how it goes from there.

    I do like the non commitment plan and will probably add it when I feel like I need it.
     
  13. shellbryson macrumors 6502

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    I currently use 5-8Gb a month, and that's pretty casual usage for me (I'm generally not far from a free wifi connection). Without wifi I'd be using a LOT more data.
     
  14. homeboy macrumors 6502

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    Given that the iPad 3 has a high resolution display, larger apps and you will have access to 4G speeds, I reckon that you'd hit the 2GB wall in less than 10.
     

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