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jlubbers Calculating status...
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May 2, 2010 11:10 AM
Does anyone know if you can monitor your usage with the unlimited plan? I would like to get an idea of my usage and see if I can switch to the 250MB.
I have tried to register online with AT&T with my iPad phone number and it won't allow an account to be created.
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  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
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    May 2, 2010 11:15 AM (in response to jlubbers)
    I asked the same thing, but no one yet has mentioned a way to do this.
    Sounds like a good idea for an app, doesn't it ?
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  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
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    May 2, 2010 11:20 AM (in response to red555)
    Forget the app, just go to Settings, General, Usage. It will display up and down usage.

    This seems to need to be reset manually when the new period starts, so keep an eye out for that.
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  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    May 2, 2010 11:21 AM (in response to jlubbers)
    The on-device management system only tracks usage for the 250 plan. There is no need to track usage for the unlimited plan.

    Get the 250 plan and monitor your usage. You can always upgrade your plan if you need more.

    Here is AT&T's Data Plan fact sheet: http://www.att.com/Common/aboutus/files/pdf/emerging_devices/iPad_factsheet.pdf
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  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
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    May 2, 2010 11:46 AM (in response to Jim VanLeeuwen)
    I have the unlimited plan and if I go to Settings, General, Usage, it shows my usage to date. This is not part of the AT&T management system.
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  • WBmacUser Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    May 2, 2010 11:52 AM (in response to jlubbers)
    If you get the 250 plan and then switch to the unlimited plan, you will be starting a new 30 day plan (not paying the difference in dollars to finish your original 30 days). So it's not an upgrade. It's new.
  • MrMyky Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2010 9:19 PM (in response to jlubbers)
    I started out with the 250 plan and without doing much, the 250 didn't last a day.
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  • BevL Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jun 20, 2010 7:35 PM (in response to jlubbers)
    I, too, am interested in tracking my data usage with the unlimited plan. I started out with the 250mb plan and then AT&T changed plans. I felt I needed more time to monitor my 3G usage before deciding on the plan best suited to my needs. I needed to take the unlimited plan while still available to me. The 2g plan will probably be sufficient but I feel I need more time. Not being able to track usage on the unlimited plan is not going to help with the decision.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPad MacMini iPhone 3G iPod Classic iPod shuffle (3g) iPod nano (3g)

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