09-05-2013 3:14 PM
I finally switched when it became cheaper to have my iPhone and my iPad on a shared plan rather than keep the plans separate. Plus, the tethering capability is nice in an emergency.
09-05-2013 3:40 PM - edited 09-05-2013 3:41 PM
How much is it extra for the ipad share?
if they are speaking of Mobile share, the cost of a ipad is 10.00 a month, for smartphones the cost varies depending on the amount of data you decide to get, starts at 50.00 per phone with 300MB and the decreases from there with the larger amount of data you select down to a minimum of 30.00 per smartphone. You can put up to 10 devices on a shared data plan and it includes unlimited voice minutes and texting plus you can tether or hotspot with the plan
04-01-2014 12:55 AM - edited 04-01-2014 12:57 AM
The "unlimited" language seems rather deceptive. The limit seems very clear, with a throttle trigger point at 5 gigabytes of usage.
Lets say running constantly at completely peak usage...
The 4G AT&Tnetwork can pipe 13.15 megabits per second into our devices (per their info).
13.15 megabits = 0.001647949 Gb
At full blast usage, it would consume the 5Gb in 3034.07447681937 seconds
That's about 51 minutes.
And the remainder of a month let's say is 29 days, 23 hours.
After they set the throttling, the pace of data I have seen is around 450 kbps.
The remainder of seconds left in a month would be 1,588,400.
1,588,400 x 450 kbps = 714,780,000 kilobits potentially used in the rest of the month which = .00001014655026674 Gb.
So generously speaking it seems their plan is essentially not unlimited but rather limited to 5Gb (5.00001014655026674Gb) per month.
How is that unlimited? It is a clear limit. It is limited. Maybe double check my math.
04-01-2014 4:52 AM - edited 04-01-2014 4:53 AM
Unlimited volume, not speed. Other truly "limited" plans stop your download completely, once you reach your stated limit. Yours has unlimited download volume.
04-01-2014 8:06 AM
04-01-2014 8:16 AM
04-01-2014 10:06 AM
dubd--since one can theoretically consume only a finite amount of data each and every single month...does it matter whether "unlimited" really means unlimited? Think of it as sort of like an AYCE buffet--even if the restaurant starts to limit how much food you can bring back to your table each time you go for another round of food...ultimately you'll reach a limit of how much food you can digest in one sitting...not unless you claim to have a bottomless pit for a stomach.
04-01-2014 1:50 PM
Can we stop beating this dead horse?
Sure, right after we stop beating the "Please unlock my iPhone, even though I was never a customer" rotting horse.