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vita with 3g

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will u have to pay at&t a monthly fee to use the internet ?

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Aug 16, 2011

Yes, most likely. We however have no idea what that fee will be. WAIT until tomorrow's Gamescom press conference. Maybe it will be announced then. But it's more likely it will be announced at TGS in September.


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Aug 16, 2011

Yes, you will deffinitely have to pay for 3G service, and it will almost certainly be priced the same as tablet data plans. Current tablet data plans for 3G service are...

$14.99/month for 250MB of data. If you go over they will charge you an additional $14.99 for each 250MB.

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$25/month for 2GB of data. If you go over you will get billed for an additional $10 per 1GB.

Which makes the $14.99 plan a rip off, since an additional 1GB would cost nearly $60. They are clearly trying to coerce people into the more expensive plan. I suspect, at least in the case of the Vita, they will actually coerce people away from 3G altogether.

The billing "month" is 30 days (not 28, not 31) and any unused data is lost at the end of the cycle (no roll-over).


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Aug 16, 2011

thats just too much think i will stick to just wifi no one needs it that bad

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Aug 17, 2011

I don't think there will be a limit on the amount of 3G we use.. Thatd be crazy for online play.. I think it will be one amount for any amount of online usage.

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As it is I think it's ridiculous to assume you'll be able to use 3G to play online multiplayer on Resistance: Burning Skies or Killzone. The 3G is most likely limited to only the social features and the web browser. I think they said as much in a video interview at E3, where they said, "3G simply does not have enough bandwidth for a 16 player multiplayer match on Killzone."


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Aug 17, 2011

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I don't think there will be a limit on the amount of 3G we use.. Thatd be crazy for online play.. I think it will be one amount for any amount of online usage.

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Doubtful. AT&T does not have unlimited 3G plans anymore.  I suspect they will not bring it back for the Vita.  And if they did, the prices would probably be ridiculous compared to their current prices for data.

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Aug 17, 2011

I'll just get the Wi-Fi model. As convenient 3G is for this amazing system, the service and the price wouldn't be worth it.

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Aug 18, 2011

im confused. if you just buy the wifi can you still play online with friends and other people without buying at&ts stupid cell service? cuz wifi works off of your own broadband or where there is free wifi right?i refuse to have another cell bill just to use my vita so i want to know that i can play for free on my vita anyewhere there is wifi without paying at&t anything i have a cell phone dnt need another one.

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Aug 18, 2011

SpicyEyes5 wrote:

im confused. if you just buy the wifi can you still play online with friends and other people without buying at&ts stupid cell service? cuz wifi works off of your own broadband or where there is free wifi right?i refuse to have another cell bill just to use my vita so i want to know that i can play for free on my vita anyewhere there is wifi without paying at&t anything i have a cell phone dnt need another one.

Yes, whether you buy the wifi only version or the wifi+3g version, you can always use just the wifi to go online.  You will not need to pay for 3G service if you do not want to use it.  The 3G will just add the convenience of being able to go online anywhere in 3G coverage areas.

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