Mi-Fi v/s Increasing Data Package thru AT&T

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bt22, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. bt22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    Me and my family took a little trip up to Stone Mountain, GA this past Thursday and Friday. I used my iPhone 5 and Apple Maps on the trip to Stone Mountain, which is about 4 hours from where I live. We went up thru Pine Mountain, Ga and Senoia, GA, so a lot of back country roads. Apple Maps worked perfect for me. Never missed a beat and brought me to the front door of every place we went. I currently have the 200 mb data package from AT&T which I think has been updated to 300 mb now. During our trip I got a data usage warning from AT&T that I had used 65% of my data allowance. I checked with AT&T and I can upgrade to a 4 GB shared data plan that will also allow me to use the Hotspot feature on my phone. My question is this. Should I buy a Mi-Fi device that I can pay for a data package when needed, such as a trip, or would you upgrade the data package, which I will have to pay $20.00 more a month every month? Sorry for the long post...
  2. nephron8 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2012
    Get mifi with prepaid sim.
    That will serve better.
  3. cocacolakid macrumors 65816


    Dec 18, 2010
    If 200-300 mb per month is normally enough then it doesn't make much sense to commit to another $20 every month in more data. Are you on the GoPhone plan with ATT? or under contract?

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