AT&T iPad and Verizon 4S Idea

Discussion in 'iPad' started by drb1992, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. drb1992 macrumors 6502


    Oct 4, 2011
    I currently own a Verizon iPhone 4S, and I have the $30 2gb data plan. I had thought about switching to AT&T when the 4S came out, because of HSPA+ and $30 3gb data, but I decided not to because it would cost too much money (I am in a family plan on Verizon and I only pay for the data). With that said, I am considering buying the AT&T version of the new iPad and canceling the data on my 4S. I would do this because Verizon and AT&T won't be installing LTE in my area until at least late 2012 or sometime in 2013, so I might as well pay the same amount of money to get 1gb more and faster data. I have some questions /concerns about doing this though.

    1. I am under a 2 year contract with Verizon, but I can still cancel my data plan and use the phone, correct?
    2. If I JB my iPad and get a tethering app(yes I know it may be awhile until the new iPad is JB), I can connect to the internet on my Verizon 4S through my AT&T iPad, correct?
    3. Is there any kind of activation or re-activation fee for an AT&T iPad? From my research, I have come to the conclusion that there is no kind of re-activation fee, but I just wanted to make sure/hear it from someone who has done it. If this is true, I will be able to re-activate the data for my iPad whenever I want and not worry about paying a fee.

    I believe those are all of the concerns I had. If, you can answer at least one of them or add anything constructive to the thread, thank you.
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    1.) It's my understanding that Verizon and AT&T won't allow use of iPhones without a data plan.

    2.) It's possible, but like I said with #1, you'll have data on your 4S.

    3.) No activation fee with tablet data plans. Use it when you like and turn it off when you like. (Never had one so I can't confirm. There may be one at first, but not every time you use it.)
  3. macse30 macrumors regular


    Jul 30, 2009
    Don't think so.
  4. patricem macrumors 6502


    Nov 18, 2005
    I chose AT&T because I want to use a surveillance camera that will send photo's directly to your email. You have to use ATT or T Mobile. I hope I can do this with the IPad. Otherwise I surely would go with Verizon. They didn't have the 1GB for $20 offered yesterday. Hmmmm hope I am doing the right thing!
  5. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Washington, D.C.
    You can only downgrade the data plan to the lowest tier, which is like $15.. Still saves $15 a month...

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