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francric Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Which one did you subscribe to and why? Is the 250mb enough or will you use it up quickly? Thanks

iMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPod Touch, iPad 3G
  • 1. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    When I get mine I'll do unlimited.

    But it may not matter. I understand if you do the 250 it will warn you when you get near the limit and give you the option of switching to unlimited.

    Phil
  • 2. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    VaughnB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Depends on usage. One website noted with videos 250mb didn't last long. If only email and Internet, 250mb maybe enough. As other poster noted you get a warning and I believe can upgrade then. So no harm starting with cheaper plan. I did unlimited since I plan ton stream video.
  • 3. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    willmw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did the 250mb plan as I intend to use it mostly on wifi. In less than 24 hours of what I consider to be 'light' usage (before I got my new DSL router, iPad didn't like my old one), I used about 50mb. This will usually be satisfactory for me, as 3G will only be used occasionally-supplementally, but I don't think it will cut it for anyone who plans to use 3G much.
  • 4. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    WBmacUser Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    My understanding is that when you run out of your 250 mb, it doesn't give you the option to "upgrade" to the unlimited plan. You can choose another 250 mb for $15, OR you can start another 30-day plan unlimited.

    So, if on May 1st you sign up for the 250 plan, and after 3 days you realize you're at 249, you can sign up for another 250 (for $15) OR you can pay $30 and get the next 30 days unlimited. So, you're not paying the incremental difference between plans .... you're starting a new plan. At least that's my understanding.
  • 5. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    willmw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That's the way I understand it as well.
  • 6. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    We will find out in 28 days or sooner.
  • 7. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    francric Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yea, looks like sooner..............
  • 8. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    Michael Ginsberg Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
    Here is some info on "What 250MB Gets You" or "What 5GB Gets You", may be helpful in deciding:

    http:/www.evdoinfo.com/250mb
    http://www.evdoinfo.com/5gb
  • 9. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    Alfarmer Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
    AT&T data speeds are so pathetic (~400kbps if you're lucky) you won't need "unlimited". Unless you have a LOT of patience, you'll never use 250MB. And with that speed you sure as heck won't be streaming video, which is normally the only thing that'd crank you over 250MB on an iPad.
  • 10. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    NurseGeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I signed up for the 250 mb plan on 4/30 and thought that would be enough. Just checked my usage and so far I have used 90 mb. I would have considered myself a light 3g user but it is looking like I will be buying the unlimited plan before my 30 days are up.
    Donna
  • 11. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    Mykll0 Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
    Just tested at 2.01 Mbps on 3G, obviously speeds will vary depending on location and local usage.

    I did the unlimited for the first month, while I (so far) carry the iPad with me everywhere, and I may careful attention to a few things.

    1. Even though I have unlimited, I turn 3G off and run only on Wi-Fi, even away from the house and work. That way...

    2. If I really want on the internet, I have to make a real conscience decision, if I want to be on it just to be on it, or if I really need that connection without Wi-Fi present.

    I have not noticed a way, with the unlimited plan, to see my data usage. So with my first month of testing, it makes things really hard if next time I know I can slide by with the 250 MB plan or I should go with the unlimited instead. Unless, there is some delay in showing the usage? Can 250 MB users see their usage immediately? I tried logging into and creating a login at AT&Ts wireless page, no go.
  • 12. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    jackermn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    {quote:title=Mykll0 wrote:}

    Can 250 MB users see their usage immediately? I tried logging into and creating a login at AT&Ts wireless page, no go.{quote}

    Yes, by signing onto my Cellular Data Account it shows the plan "status" 32MB used/218MB left for 29 days

    and billing period

    Message was edited by: jackermn
  • 13. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    NurseGeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You can view your usage from your iPad...settings...cellular data...view account.
    Donna
  • 14. Re: 250mb or unlimited
    Dummkopf Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
    Here's a table that can be used by in order to estimate usage.

    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/mobile-broadband      
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