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Be a Day Tripper, pay AT&T $5 to hook up your slate for one day

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Be a Day Tripper, pay AT&T $5 to hook up your slate for one day
For those of you with a tablet that is not connected to a 4G LTE network, AT&T is offering a single day data plan that allows you to become a day tripper, yeah. On Thursday, AT&T vice president Chris Penrose announced a 250MB data plan good for a single day. The price is $5. Another offering from the carrier is a $25, 1GB plan good for three months. Penrose says that the plans are for those would normally use hotel Wi-Fi while on the road. The executive says that AT&T believes that tablet manufacturers should just have to build one model with a cellular radio. "We really think that a Wi-Fi only tablet is good, but it is not good enough," he adds.

To purchase data for a day, you need to own a slate with cellular connectivity. Head over to buyasession.att.com using the web browser on your tablet. There is a four step process that you need to complete in order to purchase the data. Your device must have an AT&T SIM card.

The Apple iPad, when originally launched in 2010, had an option on the setting page that allowed you to purchase unlimited data on a month-to-month basis for $29.99. While this option is still available, it depends on what the carrier is offering. Some will charge iPad users a prorated fee depending on the number of days in a month that the plan is in use.

source: Buyasession via AppleInsider

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posted on 18 Oct 2013, 02:20 3

1. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


LOL @ 250MB...

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:11 4

2. hadouken (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


"We really think that a Wi-Fi only tablet is good, but it is not good enough," says AT&T exec.

It would be good enough if ya didn't charge extra for tethering.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:59 3

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7281; Member since: 14 May 2012)


250MB on LTE = one video on YouTube. AT&T is literally trying to nickel and dime it's customers.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 06:00

4. reckless562 (Posts: 617; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


screw data caps.....thats y im for sprint, tmobile n metro..... n verizons granfathered unlimited data if u can find one avalible for sale

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