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Originally Posted by Bosman View Post

My guess is Jobs finally gave in to Verizon. Really all things apple would normally be, "here is the price and its the same for everyone". Data plans should be the same for both Att and Verizon as far as the pad goes. Verizon can jack up their prices for the cell plans when iPhone comes out since they already know there will be a good size group leaving the ATT boat.

How could there be "the same price for everyone" between ATT and VZW when that's not even the case within ATT? Some people have an unlimited plan while many others had to get the new tiered data plans.
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post #122 of 126
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Originally Posted by pmhacker View Post

But the battery on the wifi is not nearly as robust as the ipad. It dies in just a few hours. I have a vz wifi and bought the wifi only ipad. I did not like the set up much having to carry and charge two devices. I now have the wifi+3G version and am much happier.

I don't understand the abysmal battery life. ISTM that this device is part of a regular cellphone, with chunks left out. Why doesn't the battery last at least as long as a typical cellphone?
post #123 of 126
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I don't understand the abysmal battery life. ISTM that this device is part of a regular cellphone, with chunks left out. Why doesn't the battery last at least as long as a typical cellphone?

Because it's not only connecting via 3G, it's also transmitting via wi-fi. So you essentially have two radios running continuously vs. your cell phone which only has one.

But I agree the battery life is a shortfall. I think it was designed with the thought that you could always plug it into the USB on your laptop for extra power. I wonder how much extra time some of the available supplemental battery packs will get you?
post #124 of 126
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Originally Posted by Wiggin View Post

I wonder how much extra time some of the available supplemental battery packs will get you?

At the point where you have to charge and carry THREE devices with you, I think the case for the MiFi just gets blown out of the water.
post #125 of 126
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Yup that's the plan. This is why where I am I switched to a telco that just throttles the speed when you go over your data for 3G on iPhone or iPad. I cannot stand extra charges nor worrying each time I use the Internet about how much data I'm using. Defeats the whole point of portable Internetz.

I love my iPad but this reason alone is why I will probably not buy another iPad in the future.

I have wireless at home and no-wireless at work so I use 3G while traveling and/or at work. I have a decent amount of news apps, stream a little but not much music off Pandora, do a lot of email, do other personal things.....and just about every month I get the 2gb notice text message telling me I am creeping up on the limit.

I find it absolutely disgusting that I force myself to not use it the last few days every month. Also, no...I don't watch netflix movies on it....don't watch HD YouTube clips....and don't download large files....

I am hoping they either raise the limit or another company offers a much higher bar or unlimited. I am on the look out for other tablet models to see if other ones offer any better deals with data. I admit none look even half as good as the iPad at the moment but I really won't have much choice than to switch if I cant get some breathing room with the data.
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I am always stunned to see the prices for the American data plans!
To give you an idea: Here in OLD, OLD Austria in OLD, declining, 'socialist' Europe I can get 2GB for 6, 15GB for 15. (including a free MicroSimm for the iPad)
You must absolutely love your providers.
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