That was fast! Tried the 250mb plan...ran out w/26 days to go!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by joefrank64k, May 5, 2010.

  1. joefrank64k macrumors regular

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    Well, just upgraded to the Unlimited Plan...I checked my iPhone usage when I got my 3G on Friday, I was only using about 150mb a month.

    So I figured 250mb should be more than enough...signed up on Sunday...just got the "You have 20% left with 26 days to go. Would you like to add more data?

    Heck yeah, I would!!! :D
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's good to know. It could be a good indication for anyone curious about what plan to get. What did you do in the time you had it?
     
  3. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Porn.
     
  4. oojosheoo macrumors member

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    I do not have the 3G but I assume watching a ep of lost from the abc app would take a big hit on the bandwidth.
     
  5. joefrank64k thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nothing unusual...net, e-mail, weather apps, downloaded two books. The "big" stuff I save for wifi (purchasing apps, iTunes downloads, etc)....
     
  6. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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  7. joefrank64k thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's wifi all the way!!! :D
     
  8. joefrank64k thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it's not just me!!!
     
  9. ReallyOldGuy macrumors regular

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    2gig in 4 days NO streaming but i looked at the "wallpaper" forum.. ouch!
     
  10. sootie macrumors member

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    so what happens if you run out....do they charge you a premium or do they just cut everything off?
     
  11. fishepa macrumors regular

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    That's where AT&T makes their money, what do you expect? Wifi only for me please.
     
  12. ReallyOldGuy macrumors regular

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    just buy more
     
  13. joefrank64k thread starter macrumors regular

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    They notify you on the iPad and via email when you have 20%, 10%, and 0% left...then you can buy another 250mb or switch to the Unlimited plan right on the iPad. It's actually pretty slick!!!

    And they just charge you what the plan costs...no hidden fees or charges...nice!
     
  14. batman75 macrumors 6502

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    Yes I am on 348 mb already. And I always use wifi at home. I haven't watched any video or downloaded video on 3G. I have downloaded apps on 3G.
     
  15. biomathdude macrumors member

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    I just checked and since last Friday evening when I activated I have used 2.4 GB. On my iPhone 3G I average between 15-20GB per month and I think this will continue on the iPad.

    I love this unlimited stuff. I was paying $60 per month for 1 GB of data for my laptop. This is much much better.
     
  16. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Well I am doing a test of sorts in this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=9843706

    Maybe not the best time to do a test of the 250MB limit with a new "toy". LOL Had some fun with the GPS and Google Maps, and contributed a speed test of the 3G using SpeedtestX HD. :eek:

    Will say that I am surprised at just how much data is used in downloads for news apps and some websites. As frugal as I want to be with what I consider to be the nickel and dime thing of $15 vs $30 on the iPad - and added costs when I switch to the new iPhone due in June over my iPhone 1G - I have to say that I am seeing the $30 plan as a relative bargain. Yet $15 here, $5 there - adds up in the end.
     
  17. CBraun53 macrumors newbie

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    Do they charge you an additional $30 to the $15 you already spent for 250mb or are you only charged $30?
     
  18. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    It just starts the 30 days over and they charge you a full $30 for the unlimited plan.
     
  19. CBraun53 macrumors newbie

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    So you're not charged the original $15?
     
  20. me2000 macrumors 6502

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    Yes you are. It's prepaid.
     
  21. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes you are :(

    Once you use the 250MB you have a choice to do another 250MB at $15 or go for the unlimited plan at $30 for the next 30 days....
     
  22. Detlev_73 macrumors 6502

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    What do you do when you're not in a Wifi hotspot?:confused:
     
  23. itcrashed macrumors regular

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    I can't speak for everyone, but I think the verdict is out on the 250mb plan...it's a joke.
     
  24. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I think some people forget that data usage is calculated for both uploads and downloads so it adds up quicker. Hence why orange uk's 750mb unlimited iPhone tarrif is god awful and I'll stick with o2
     

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