AT&T Posts iPad 3G Fact Sheet

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  1. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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  2. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    A bit stupid in my opinion that it renews automatically as Im sure there will be more than a handful of people who forget to cancel it and will get charged automatically.
     
  3. DaneGuy macrumors 6502

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    Stupid but not unexpected.
     
  4. gt1948 macrumors regular

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    Damm what do you want? You have a calendar built into the product with alarms.....

    Why are you getting an iPad in the first place, I know you play games only.
     
  5. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Huh? What games do I play? :confused:
     
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I want it to renew automatically as I do not expect to cancel ever. But perhaps an option as to whether to renew automatically would satisfy more people.
     
  7. patp Guest

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    cancelling the service should be the users choice and responsibility. where else can you get unlimited 3g service with out a 2 year commitment?

    its a good deal all around and if you need to cancel, it should be your job to remember to cancel it.


    i see nothing stupid about ATTs 3G Ipad plan.
     
  8. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    That's not stupid of AT&T...that's smart! They count on users forgetting to turn it off even if they aren't using it for the month. An extra month fee here and there x how every many hundreds of thousands of users = free revenue for no services.

    This is their same policy as it relates to international roaming as well. You can turn it on and off as you want but it auto-renews by default.
     
  9. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Yep. $30 a month for unlimited data on a device like that? Good deal.
     
  10. Imsuperjp macrumors 6502

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    it sounds like you can pay the difference to upgrade.

    If you choose the 250MB plan, you’ll receive onscreen messages as you get close to your monthly data limit so you can decide whether to turn off 3G or upgrade to the unlimited plan. source: http://www.apple.com/ipad/3g/


    Upgrade to me sounds like you can pay the different but maybe I am reading it wrong.
     
  11. alia macrumors 6502a

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    It may be the lawyer in me reading too much into this, but it sounds like, based on the definition of a "month," that if you "upgrade," you will have to pay the full amount, but it will be good for the next thirty days. So, you wouldn't pay $14.99, and then get close to 250 megs and then pay the difference. You would probably have to pay the $14.99 or the $29.99 but it would restart the counter to day 1, so you would get 30 more days for that price, rather than the remainder of the "month." Again, I may be reading too much into this, but that's my take.
     
  12. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    We discussed this in another thread, but the final consensus was that you cannot pay the difference.

    Instead, you would pay the $29.99 for an unlimited 30 days and the 30-day counter would start from the moment your 250MB plan runs out...not before.
     
  13. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    I think you are right...

    The way I see it...say you buy the $14.99 on May 1st and then run out of data usage on May 10th. You can now pay $14.00 again and you will have 250MB to use from May 10th - June 10th or you can pay $29.00 for unlimited data between May 10th - June 10th.

    I don't see it as if you use up the $14.99 plan in 10 days...then you can pay another $15.00 to upgrade to the unlimited plan for the remaining 20 days. It won't work like that.
     
  14. David R macrumors 6502

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    If you cancel your plan before your 30 days are up, I wonder if you can still use your plan until either you have used your 250mb or your 30 days have expired (depending on which plan you chose.)

    That way forgetting to cancel is not an issue.

    My guess is that the data service shuts off immediately, that way they hope they can charge you for another plan if you need it again.
     
  15. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Well yea...smart for AT&T...stupid for the consumer. Of course that is exactly what they hope for...that maybe you will only use it a little bit, forget to turn it off, and then pay them for another month of service but not actually use it.

    I don't see myself canceling it, I am viewing as a monthly bill but it would still be nice to have the option to auto cancel or auto renew.
     
  16. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    DavidR's post kinda confused me. Why would you cancel before you've run out of time or data? If you want to cancel in advance for the next month of service I am sure they've figured out a way to program their system so that it knows to let you still use up what you've paid for...at least I would think they've considered that. If they couldn't think of it on their own I'm sure someone at Apple suggested it to them.



    What about TAXES?!!!

    Should we believe the services is tax-free? I'll be it isn't. :(
     
  17. David R macrumors 6502

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    To avoid another automatic payment after 30 days. If you can cancel your plan and still have access to what you paid for, then the easiest thing to do would be to sign up, and then cancel a minute later.

    But I get the feeling that AT&T won't let us do that.
     
  18. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    We would be dead in California!

    They charge us an $8 recycle state fee for all electronics!!!!

    plus an 8.75% sales tax or 10.75% ehhh idk...
     
  19. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, I buy the 250MB plan.

    I notice I've used 220MB and realize I'll need to make a decision

    I upgrade

    At this point, I've gotten almost all of the value of the 250MB plan regardless of any other factors. There is no special reason for AT&T to give me a discount for the 250MB plan that I've already used up

    This isn't a big deal. Get the 250MB plan if you think it may be enough, and upgrade if you find it's not.
     
  20. alia macrumors 6502a

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    It is PRE-PAID, so if David turns off the plan in the middle of the month, I'm pretty sure he will get what he's already paid for. I think what you are effectively canceling is not the data itself but the auto-renew. So, if you turn it off in the middle of using it, you should be able to continue with the remainder of the 30 days. That is how most pre-paid plans that I am familiar with work anyway.
     
  21. ScubaCinci thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know if you can apply a corporate discount to the iPad 3G plans?
     
  22. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    The iPad plans are Pay as You Go. They aren't part of any cell phone "plan." There is no contract involved.
     
  23. ScubaCinci thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Regardless of the semantics of "plan" (it's a pre-paid "plan"), my question still stands.
     
  24. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    You're not getting it. A FAN discount applies to a contract. There is no contract since it's pay as you go. You can't apply a FAN discount to a Pay as You Go phone. This is a Pay as You Go data plan.
     
  25. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I read the $14.99 plan as being 250MB or 30 days, which ever comes first. So, if you upgrade to the Unlimited plan when you reach the 250MB limit, then you have obligated your agreement, hence the reason why AT&T can charge you another $14.99 for 250MB or 30 days which ever comes first.

    I plan on starting the 250MB plan, but based on last month and the fact that I am travelling a bit more, I will be moving to the Unlimited rather quickly.
     

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