Verizon Data Plans...did I just get a steal?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sdwhite1215, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. sdwhite1215 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2010
    When Verizon's data plans were released for the new iPad I thought I saw 250mb for $20 and then 2gb for $30. I just turned on my cellular data and signed up and got the same deal I had with iPad 2, 1gb for $20.

    Anyone know if this is how it is suppose to be?

    Nevermind, just looked up the data plans and seen where the 1gb is standard.
  2. Blorzoga, Mar 19, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012

    Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Same thing happened with my AT&T plan, except 2 gigs for $25.00, with the option to pay an extra $5 for 3 gigs per month once the current month expires.

    So, no. You got the same option as everyone else who choose to sign up as an existing iPad data plan owner.

  4. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Lte Download speed is like 10 to 30 mb per second.

    1gb won't get u far. Be careful with over usage.
  5. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    Pretty sure it doesn't just all of a sudden add more data that it downloads. It will download faster, and load up sites faster. But if they already were good with the 1gb plan before, and their usage doesn't change, probably won't need to worry about it. If they all of a sudden start transferring large files over LTE or streaming videos, then yeah, 1gb might not be enough.
  6. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    1GB is more than enough for "most" people. Of course if you plan on streaming movies all day 100gb won't be enough.
  7. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    There aren't overages on the pre-paid data plans IIRC, it just turns it off once you reach your cap.

    The only big issue now is for mobile browsing things take far less time to load so you can visit a lot more sites in far less time which will chew up those paltry data plans in no time.
  8. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    Elyria, Ohio
    Yes, I'm using the 1 GB plan and one uses more data than they think. However, I think you did the right thing buying 1 GB first because your mileage may vary. If you use it when you need it, it can last for a month!
  9. sdwhite1215 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2010
    I had the 1gb plan with iPad 2 and never had an issue with going over. I only use it on my lunch break at work or a long road trip on the weekend which is few and far between, so the 1gb fits me fine. Glad it is offered.

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