I’ve previously used the 3G data on my first-generation iPad only when traveling, and instead relied on Wi-Fi--it saves me from paying a monthly charge if I cancel right away, then just use the month of data I paid for. To cancel, or just to check how much data you’re using, you have to sign in to your account in Settings > Cellular Data > View Account. (Make a keyboard shortcut for your email address in Settings > General > Keyboard to save some keystrokes logging in.)
Ever since I upgraded to iOS 5, my cellular data usage has gone through the roof. I’m on a limited AT&T data plan, and I just got an alert that I’m near my 200MB limit. That’s never happened before! What gives?
Despite the fact that AT&T officially jumped on board the iPhone tethering bandwagon last year with the release of iOS 4 -- a full year after Apple first added the capability with iOS 3! -- many jailbreak users have been content to use the $20 MyWi app with their unlimited data plans. Now those days may be coming to an end.
Ladies and gentlemen, the all-you-can-eat buffet is now closed. After capping wireless data plans without too much uproar, telco AT&T will begin doing the same with DSL and U-verse customers effective May 2.
Once in awhile, we like to shed some light on Verizon news just to show iPhone owners that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Verizon is more than likely going to ditch their very generous unlimited data plan, which currently tops out at a whopping 5GB. A leak from Engadget suggest that Verizon will likely begin tiering data plans come July 29.
The MacRumors forums are bustling with rumors that AT&T is capping download speeds. The forum attendees report seeing lightening fast download speeds, but slow upload speeds stuck below 100 kilobits per second.
Tomorrow is the big day, and we're sure you will all be glued to your Twitter feeds and this site hitting refresh refresh refresh for all the latest and greatest news from the WWDC and especially Steve Jobs' keynote address. We all know the fourth generation iPhone handset will be officially announced at the event, but will it go on sale on the floor as some have speculated? And what about iPhone OS 4.0? Will we be getting that tomorrow too?
Only time will tell, so while you wait don't just sit there twiddling your thumbs, enjoy the best of Mac|Life from the previous week.
Rumor has it that AT&T is considering selling the iPad 3G data plan without the prerequisite of an actual iPad over the weekend. The catch is that you'd have to use it with your iPad, once you actually get it.
Now that AT&T has reveled its new pricing structure for iPhone data, we wondered just what we could do with our iPhones with the new data caps. While the new 2GB cap has increased anger directed towards AT&T, in reality most of us never even come close to the 2GB cap.
To help illustrate just how much data you need to use while on AT&T's 3G network in order to hit the 200MB and 2GB data caps, we made some semi-fancy infographs of our favorite iPhone network-using features.