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Old Apr 23, 2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Can you add a iPad 3G plan to an existing AT&T Wireless acct?

My gf and I have a shared plan (both have iPhones).. can I simply add the 3G iPad package to that account?

Would be easier to just have everything in one place.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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No... it's separate.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 12:02 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, no.

I feel the same way. My business actually pays my wireless bill, and I wanted to tack it on to that. But, no it’s pre-paid only.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 12:04 PM   #4
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 03:16 PM   #5
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There is absolutely no point in doing that. The 3G iPad is prepaid so it will not coincide with your post paid account. You can turn the 3G service on and off whenever you want.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 03:36 PM   #6
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There is absolutely no point in doing that. The 3G iPad is prepaid so it will not coincide with your post paid account. You can turn the 3G service on and off whenever you want.
No point, huh?

1) Corporate/business reasons (as I mentioned above), not everyone has access to a company credit card or gets reimbursed for charges on a personal one

2) Convenience

3) Pre-paid vs. revolving account

Once the 3G gets launched, AT&T will do something. You can’t target corporate customers (like sales reps.) if the iPad 3G data plan can’t be attached to a corporate account.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 03:43 PM   #7
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No point, huh?

1) Corporate/business reasons (as I mentioned above), not everyone has access to a company credit card or gets reimbursed for charges on a personal one

2) Convenience

3) Pre-paid vs. revolving account

Once the 3G gets launched, AT&T will do something. You canít target corporate customers (like sales reps.) if the iPad 3G data plan canít be attached to a corporate account.
the price is already half would it should be. how about they give you the 60 dollar price then let you use you 5% discount?
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 03:45 PM   #8
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My take is that it is because it is not a traditional "account" that you will pay after usage. You are paying up-front with either a credit card or a debit card. This allows them to sell the 3G to anyone regardless of their credit history. As long as they have a way to pay they can use the service. I'm curious to know if you'll even see a statement at the end of the cycle--you may not. Instead you may get an e-mailed receipt at the time of purchasing each month and that's it.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 03:54 PM   #9
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the price is already half would it should be. how about they give you the 60 dollar price then let you use you 5% discount?
How does this post make any sense relative to what was originally posted?

no one's asking for a DISCOUNT.

They're saying the corporate account = company paid
If personal account = many company won't pay

it's not the 5% discount people care about.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 04:01 PM   #10
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I kinda like that it is going to be separate, because if it were part of my regular account I may forget to turn off the service or to change to another plan.

For business use, there is no reason a corporate credit card could not be used. If someone doesn't have one and has to use a personal card and then ask for reimbursement I can see how someone with a company-paid cell phone would not like it, but it is not a cell-phone. Do not business travelers have to claim reimbursement on wifi-charges in hotels and airports? How is it any different?
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 04:35 PM   #11
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There hasn't been any discussion of corporate pricing or corporate plans for iPad 3G data. I wouldn't be surprised if AT&T doesn't make something available. I suspect it will depend on them getting a few inquiries from corporate customers before they figure out that a pre-paid plan doesn't work in that situation.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 11:38 PM   #12
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Once the 3G gets launched, AT&T will do something. You can’t target corporate customers (like sales reps.) if the iPad 3G data plan can’t be attached to a corporate account.
I don't think they're intending on targeting business customers. Even so, it may make more sense in other situations where a business customer can actually use the service if needed because their company doesn't want to pay for it.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 12:41 AM   #13
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No point, huh?

1) Corporate/business reasons (as I mentioned above), not everyone has access to a company credit card or gets reimbursed for charges on a personal one

2) Convenience

3) Pre-paid vs. revolving account

Once the 3G gets launched, AT&T will do something. You canít target corporate customers (like sales reps.) if the iPad 3G data plan canít be attached to a corporate account.
You have heard of expense reports, haven't you?

And don't give me some excuse why they won't reimburse you because that's just retarded.

If it's still a problem, just pay the stupid $15-30.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 01:17 AM   #14
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You have heard of expense reports, haven't you?

And don't give me some excuse why they won't reimburse you because that's just retarded.

If it's still a problem, just pay the stupid $15-30.
It takes time to be reimbursed. It requires more paperwork to be reimbursed. It can be a hassle to be reimbursed.

Adding the 3G iPad to a corporate at&t account will be possible at some point. I highly doubt they will force all users to be prepaid when businesses will want to add them to their accounts.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 02:04 AM   #15
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Yes, but the account # will be different.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 02:36 AM   #16
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My gf and I have a shared plan (both have iPhones).. can I simply add the 3G iPad package to that account?

Would be easier to just have everything in one place.
Can you call AT&T and ask them?
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 08:00 PM   #17
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Can you call AT&T and ask them?
You can, but the answer is definitely no. iPad is fully prepaid and will not attach to any existing billing.

Will this change someday? Who knows, but that's a for sure right now.


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Old Mar 27, 2011, 07:46 PM   #18
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not completely true

We had two that arrived on my desk at work with 3G service activated on arrival, the cellular data area is not even accessible from the device.
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 07:56 PM   #19
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As you might expect, things have changed some in the eleven months since the previous posts on this thread. It can be helpful to check the posting date before replying....
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 07:59 PM   #20
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That would be cool for a lot of people. But since they give you the option of month to month... yeah. They should give you the option for both though.
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 11:44 PM   #21
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I think with the new plans they let you right?

Since it's pre-paid and post-paid.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 12:03 AM   #22
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No they still don't allow it. I actually just called yesterday and asked.. What a bummer
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 07:39 PM   #23
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The postpaid plan allows it. I added my new plan to my existing account today.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 07:42 PM   #24
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The postpaid plan allows it. I added my new plan to my existing account today.
Same here. Call CS and press the option for sales and they will take care of it for you.
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