The Wall Street Journal tested the new LTE version of the iPad last weekend and discovered that watching two hours of video on the device consumes one month of data.

WSJ posted a video that offers subscribers ways to manage data usage on an iPad. Unfortunately, all of them require subscribers to disable the “cool stuff on the iPad” – for example, use Wi-Fi whenever possible, turn off LTE, and download the video over Wi-Fi before watching it.

The conclusion: “Technology is amazing; pricing plans haven’t evolved.“

For additional insights, see this WSJ article, Video Speed Trap Lurks in New iPad, and these Bytemobile blog posts, Bytemobile Featured in The Wall Street Journal and Policy, Optimization and the User Experience.

With 50 video optimization deployments live or in progress, Bytemobile enables mobile operators to maximize the subscriber experience by managing excessive data usage, regardless of network type – LTE, 4G, 3G, 2.5G, etc. – and to profitably differentiate service plans based on subscriber usage.