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Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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iPad data plans

I am planning on getting A Ipad mini, my question is does ATT have monthly plans where you can buy data for a month at A time,then maybee cancel for A month then buy data for another month. THANKS in advance
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Yep, you can buy a monthly service whenever you want.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Here's the AT&T link to their pricing:
http://www.att.com/Common/about_us/f...eet_081210.pdf

Just be certain to set up a reminder for yourself to cancel the plan a few days before the 30 days is up. That won't affect your use of the remainder of any data, but it will protect you from AT&T automatically renewing the monthly plan.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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Here's the AT&T link to their pricing:
http://www.att.com/Common/about_us/f...eet_081210.pdf

Just be certain to set up a reminder for yourself to cancel the plan a few days before the 30 days is up. That won't affect your use of the remainder of any data, but it will protect you from AT&T automatically renewing the monthly plan.
This link is old. Don't they have 3gb for $30? Also, isn't it the same for 4gLTE?
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This link is old. Don't they have 3gb for $30? Also, isn't it the same for 4gLTE?
http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/dataplans.html

Update on prices.
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The guy at att said that if I cancel my monthly plan I would have to pay the $36 activation fee again when I signed it up again. Does that sound right?
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 08:49 PM   #7
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These prices are robbery! Get the WiFi...pay ONCE and connect to the 10,000 WiFi spots around your area...I've had a WiFi only iPad for3 years, I can count on one hand the amount of times I needed more than a WiFi connection...worse case jump on your iPhone if you need information in a pinch...
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The guy at att said that if I cancel my monthly plan I would have to pay the $36 activation fee again when I signed it up again. Does that sound right?
Post paid account? Maybe
Pre paid account? nah
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 08:52 PM   #9
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There is no activation fee for AT&T iPad data plans.

My iPad 2 is AT&T cellular. Never have paid anything but the $14.99 for 250MB. I've canceled the plan several times, waited a few months before buying another 250MB. No fees.

You purchase the data plan directly from your iPad. No need to have any contact with AT&T sales people.

Edited to add that I started out with a postpaid account. There was no fee other than the cost of the plan. Subsequently switched to the prepaid account.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 08:54 PM   #10
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One thing to remember: wifi hotspots are unsecure. Just something to keep in mind regarding websites, logins, passwords, and your personal data.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:20 PM   #11
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The guy at att said that if I cancel my monthly plan I would have to pay the $36 activation fee again when I signed it up again. Does that sound right?
If you sign up for a plan with AT&T as a part of your cell phone plan, that may be true.

Instead, sign up directly on your iPad and control it from there. You can add and drop a monthly plan with no activation fee (but it won't be tied to a combined cell phone plan).
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:48 AM   #13
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made this little tracker for myself and added it to Numbers for an update whenever I get nervous I might have used a lot of data. I expanded it for other carriers in case others might find it useful. It only has prepaid plans in it currently but it's a spreadsheet so add accordingly. Also check my math while you're at it, did this rather fast.

hope this is cool to post.

http://www.mediafire.com/?uj7n5hzcq3hv43i

Also, if anyone wants to turn this into an app (if it doesn't exist already), i want 35%
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