Last Thursday I was going about my business when I received a text message. It was from AT&T. Uh-oh. I really like having mobile access to the internet. Being able to check email, update Twitter and catch up on blogs anytime anywhere is a convenience I’ve come to take for granted. Apparently AT&T noticed.
When we first purchased iPhones two and a half years ago I never thought we’d cap out the “unlimited” data plan. After receiving the text message warning I made sure to always have Wifi turned on. You can adjust the Wifi setting on your iPhone using these simple steps.
- Settings > Wifi > On > Choose a Network
Tada!One unintended consequence of trying to avoid the threatened decreased data speeds is that I’m reading a lot more. I hesitate before taking out my phone to check Facebook if I’m not near Wifi and instead open a book. Maybe I didn’t abuse mobile internet access and AT&T just got a peek at my sagging shelf of unread books.
Are you a mobile internet super user? Do you think Wifi will eventually be available everywhere and eliminate the need for data plans?