How much data have you used on your new iPad?
Looks like some folks are beginning to realize faster data networks like LTE and HSPA+ lead to faster data usage (this just in, Ferrari's use up gas faster too!)
But it's also something many of us might not have stopped to consider when putting our new iPads through their paces.
I've used 1GB of data since last Friday, but I've also been running a bunch of tests for iMore on data speed and tethering.
How about you, how much data have you used, and has it gotten you re-considering your plan?
- 03-21-2012, 09:17 AM #2
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The WSJ had an article about this today. 1 hour of HD video over LTE is 2 GB., which of you're on the Verizon 2GB $30 plan, is your whole month's usage. But the eye opener in that article is that non-HD video will use double the data on LTE (650MB/hour) than it would on 3G "because the fatter pipe lets more data through." So that means even if you don't change your usage, you'll be using more data anyway.
That stat is counter intuitive to me. Lets say I watch 10 6 minute non HD you tube videos, and let's say each is 30 MB. Why would streaming these videos use more data over LTE. There's only 300MB to transfer. Why does a 4G connection use 650 MB to transfer the 300 MB of data? I know there's encoding overhead, but this much extra overhead is ridiculous.
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What they have meant is since you get the data quicker on LTE you may be more inclined to surf more since less time is spent waiting for page loads.
Unless they're doing something weird with the way data is handled on 4G the only thing that changes is how fast you get the data; your browsing habits will determine if you use more or not.
- 03-22-2012, 07:27 PM #17
- 03-22-2012, 08:02 PM #18
I noticed something strange. Under "general - usage - cellular usage" it says I've used 652 MB of data. However, if I go under "cellular data" and select "view account", my Verizon account says I have only used 194 MB. I was starting to panic, as I didn't think I used too much of the LTE but had burned through so much of my 2 GB allowance. But now, I'm thinking something is wrong with the cellular usage accounting. Anyone else seeing similar?
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