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

sdwhite1215

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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.
 

clyde2801

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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.

Sorry.
 

hcho3

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Lte Download speed is like 10 to 30 mb per second.

1gb won't get u far. Be careful with over usage.
 

Capt T

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Lte Download speed is like 10 to 30 mb per second.

1gb won't get u far. Be careful with over usage.
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.
 

TB07-NJ

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1gb won't get you very far
1GB is more than enough for "most" people. Of course if you plan on streaming movies all day 100gb won't be enough.
 

jman240

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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.
 

100Teraflops

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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!
 

sdwhite1215

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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.