iPad mini iPad data plans

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    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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    Yep, you can buy a monthly service whenever you want.
     
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    This link is old. Don't they have 3gb for $30? Also, isn't it the same for 4gLTE?
     
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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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    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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    wordoflife

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    Post paid account? Maybe
    Pre paid account? nah
     
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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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    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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    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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  13. davideotape, Dec 5, 2012
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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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