How much does 2gb of data really get you?
Hey, I'm finally looking to bring mobile data to my iPad and I was wondering how far 2gb would take me for simple Internet browsing? I wouldn't be watching youtube videos, just checking up on blogs like this and engadget, some news sites, and reading some textbooks online. Pertaining to the last option, I cannot find an e-reader who supplies my college textbooks, any students replacing their books with the iPad through some avenue to buy and download them onto it? Thanks for any help.
- 03-23-2011, 12:57 PM #2iPhone Pro
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If you just do web browsing with no video, the 2GB should be fine, heck I'd be surprised with just web browsing you'd even hit 1GB.MacBook 6,1 Late 09 Model
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- 03-23-2011, 02:00 PM #3iPhone Newbie
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- 03-23-2011, 02:25 PM #4Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
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- 03-23-2011, 03:52 PM #5iPhone 5
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- 03-24-2011, 09:15 AM #7
I actually have the 256mb plan. I choose it because I'm always around wifi at home, coffee shops, office, etc so I never go over my bucket. When I do go on extended trips and away from wifi, I have bumped up to the 2GB plan but have never been over 1GB. AT&T lets you go back and forth.
- 03-24-2011, 10:35 AM #8
On my iPhone4 I stream Sirius/XM for about 15 per week plus internet browsing, e-mails, app downloads/updates for about 1gb per month. When I do stream my Slingbox the data usage obviously goes up noticeably.
Unless you're going to be streaming a lot of video or frequently downloading large e-mail attachments I think you'll probably be OK with 2gb. I also use the myAT&T app to help keep rough track of my data usage.