New iPad Draining Wireless Data Plans Faster Than A Seasoned Hooker Drains A…Nevermind

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03.21.12 3 Comments

Good news Apple fanboys and fangirls! In addition to your free apps draining the crap out of your batteries, your new iPad that so many of you couldn’t wait to run out and buy is absolutely killing your data plan.

Reports the Wall Street Journal:

Albert Park, a 24-year-old working at a start-up in Austin, Texas, tapped into the Wi-Fi network at a local café on Sunday to watch some YouTube videos on his iPad. The network turned out to be too slow for an uninterrupted stream, so Mr. Park switched to the high-speed mobile network operated by his service provider, AT&T Inc.

For the next hour, Mr. Park watched concert videos and other clips and browsed social-media sites. On Tuesday, five days after getting the new iPad, he found he was already two-thirds of the way through his monthly allotment of 3 gigabytes of wireless data.

Suddenly I feel great about sticking with Sprint — the only wireless company currently offering a truly unlimited data plan — for all these years. Eat it, AT&T and Verizon customers.

(HT: Pat’s Papers, Pic via Twitpic)

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