Older grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan for the iPad will work with the iPad 2
posted by John V. / Mar 07, 2011, 5:50 PM
The original $30/month iPad data plan provided users the all-you-can-eat helping of surfing the web on the popular shiny tablet. However, with AT&T’s network being pushed to the limit, due partly by the bevy of connected smartphones out there, it was scrapped in favor of capped payment options.
So if you’re still spending time on your iPad browsing the web without the worry in the world as to how much data you’re consuming, you’ll be extremely glad to see you can do the same with the iPad 2. Come next week, you can go ahead and buy that new successor – while still roaming free without a cap in how much data you consume. It surely pays to have a grandfathered plan!
source: Engadget via Mobileburn
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Yup, true that. I just got off the phone with AT&T about my 3G iPad. I can swap out the iPad 1 for the iPad 2 and still keep the unlimited data plan. I guess I will be making my way to an Apple store on March 11th....
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 5:59 PM 1
The unlimited data plan in terms of smart phones, 98% of users do not go over the 2GB limit, therefore that is why they switched over to the tiered pricing. I'm not sure on how that works for iPads, because those I'm sure can use much more data a lot easier than a phone could. But with these data plans, I have to say why do you need unlimited, when Wi-Fi connections are a plenty and much faster than the 3G data speeds period.
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 6:48 PM 0
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Rather than complain about a ridiculous limit it seems to me AT&T customers, especially if they have an iphone, force themselves to settle with less. I don't use much more than 2GB myself, but I almost consistently go over to around 3 GB, sometimes 4 GB just from streaming music from my line of work which doesn't have wi-fi. That's precisely the reason I don't use ATT and never will.
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 8:50 PM 0
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I don't know about that attcallcenter. This HTC inspire I have has used 5.4 gb already and I still have 16 days left in my billing cycle. Talk about a data hogging phone. No prob though because I have unlimited data. It's funny so many people claimed ATT unlimited data was a 5 gb cap but I've gone over that plenty times and ATT hasn't said a word or emailed me a thing. Good to know about the iPad unlimited too.
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 7:14 PM 0
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omg this article is written like he is trying to sell some sort of elixir. "It surely pays to have a grandfathered plan!" lolololol doesn't matter what grandfathered plan you have...it won't get you 4G. Lol there goes JeffdaBeat predicting the switch to tiered data pricing again. Is he the spokesperson for it or something?
posted on Mar 08, 2011, 12:49 AM 0
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