Activating 3G mid-month?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Khryz, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    How does this work? If I want the 2 GB of AT&T data, do I pay $25 regardless if it's April 1st or April 20th?

    Or is the cost pro-rated or something for the rest of the month?
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Easy misconception. The time of the month that you activate doesn't matter. You get 30 days to use the bought data before it expires, no matter which day you start on. So start on April 20, it ends and rebills on March 20 (quick guesstimate)
     
  3. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh man that makes WAY more sense. Lol.

    Thank you!
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Lol. I'm glad you understood what I said, because I said that April comes before March. You get the point though. :D

    For a quick example: my 'billing period' for the current time frame is 3/12/11 - 4/11/11
     
  5. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    No refunds for canceling 15 days in though.

    I'm pretty happy with the cost on the smaller plan.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    True, but it doesn't actually cancel the remaining 15 days. It just stops renewing when the 30 days is up. So if you just want to activate for a month, then you activate, then cancel immediately, and you won't forget to cancel it later.
     
  7. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    +1 This is what I do. I travel occasionally for work, but at 6-week intervals. So I have 2-week breaks between service months where I have Wifi access wherever I need it. So I pay for 4 weeks, go off the wagon 2 weeks, then renew before I travel again. Saves money :)
     
  8. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh good idea.

    Didn't think of cancelling as soon as I activate. Lol.
     
  9. BobbieM629 macrumors regular

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    As long as you activate within 60 days your acct info stays. After that you have to call.. But you can still do it.
     
  10. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Within 60 days of what? Buying an iPad?
     
  11. nighthawk87 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a wifi iPad. Then. Add the tethering service when I need it and go back to standard iPhone data plan after. It's like $20 more and gives you 2 GB. it prorated when i do this so I only pay for what I need.
     
  12. BobbieM629 macrumors regular

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    Canceling the service.. I pay my plan and cancel too, since there are times like the PP that I am only going to be home and have WiFi.. I lapsed over 60 days and I had to reset up my account, as long as your break in service is less then 60 days you are fine. It wasn't a hassle to reset up, I just wanted to let you know in case that would bother you about the cancel/repay method.
     
  13. BobbieM629 macrumors regular

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    For me, this isn't an option. I can't do the tether because then I have to change my data plan.. Right now I am grandfathered for $30 unlimited ;)
     
  14. nighthawk87 macrumors newbie

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    I was but have never exceeded 800 mb so it wasn't a bug deal for me. Hopefully I never want to go back lol
     
  15. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh, understood.

    Not sure why that happens after 60 days, but I guess they have a good reason.

    Thanks for all the help everyone.
     

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