Can anybody confirm that as of 10:00 pm Pacific, Unlimited 3G is still

Discussion in 'iPad' started by XciteMe, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. XciteMe macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    available to sign up for?

    I bought my iPad yesterday at the Apple Store. Somebody made a thread today saying they bought theirs from Best Buy today and signed up for Unlimited.

    Q: "Why don't you turn it on and check yourself?"
    A: It's still in the box shrinkwrapped. I am not opening mine until I have a good case for it. Sorry I like to keep my $900 gadgets in good condition.

    I'm thinking all iPads that were in retail stock BEFORE the Limited Data was announced, will be able to have Unlimited. Therefore, all iPads manufactured after June 7th, will be not Unlimited.

    Anybody confirm this?
  2. MiguelS macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2010
    San Jose
    Why don't you turn it on and check yourself?

    Are you that clumsy that you will drop it?
  3. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    You are not opening it until you get a case?

    I find that very strange. You are an adult aren't you? Don't you trust yourself at all?

    You do realize a case is just an object made of things you can find in your home right now, right? Make your own case. You'll be fine. It's not a rare treasure. It's an electronic device. There are well over a million of them out there.

    Open it. And check yourself.
  4. Storm9 macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2007
    U know it comes in a plastic wrapping right? Ur a bit OCD.
  5. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    This is getting tiresome. Why don't you open the box, check for yourself, activate your unlimited plan, and put the iPad back in the box until you get your case?

    Touching your iPad won't hurt it!
  6. XciteMe thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    STOP BEING MEAN TO ME!!!!!!!! :mad: I just ask simple question. y or n
  7. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    Yes, I can confirm that it is still available as of 10:52pm pacific time.

    But as others have said, why not open it, activate it and put it back in the box? Seriously.
  8. om1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Next problem will be:

    I have a iPad in a box. I have a case. How do I get the iPad into the case without exposing it to the outside world? That's gonna be a hard problem.

    Until Apple starts selling iPad already in a case. But then you wonder, how long has it been outside the case in the factory? You never know what has happened in between...
  9. sandydlc macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Several members here are trying to help so let me give it a shot.

    Yes, the unlimited plan is still available, but not advertised on the website. If you have an ipad in your hand - don't wait any longer...activate it now!!!

    Until you can get a case, I would recommend some type of invisible shield or some covering and then a net book neoprene sleeve until you can find a case you like. I hear your desire to want to keep your iPad pristine so maybe just use it at home until you have a good case and bag. (Waterfield makes amazing products)

    Good luck and trust us - we're not trying to steer you wrong, despite some of the less than patient comments here.

  10. Aduntu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2010
    Surely if it came in a case directly from Apple, Mr. XciteBike would need a case for his case. What does he do then?
  11. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    I'm the same way as you. Just keep the film covering the ipad until you get a skin tomorrow. At least, that's what I'm going to do with my brandnew toy.
  12. UCBruins macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Just opened mine and activated the unlimited plan!
  13. T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
  14. stephg macrumors member


    May 14, 2010
    I used mine for three weeks before I got my case, and it was fine. They are really very durable. However, you can always go on ebay and buy a cheap skin to use for now. Why wait to have fun? And you can activate your 3G, too.
  15. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2008
    Southern California
    much humor will be enjoyed when the OP gets his case and attempts to sign up for unlimited to realize it is no longer available, however his iPad won't have any dust on it.
  16. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    XciteMe, listen, you only have a limited window of opportunity to sign up for unlimited 3G. If you are serious about wanting it, you need to activate it NOW.

    The iPad comes wrapped in a clear covering that can be opened and resealed. You will need to open it long enough to hook up the iPad to your computer to register with iTunes. Then you can seal it back up.

    Seriously, activate it now!
  17. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Guess what, it's gone now, so consider yourself lucky!
  18. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    I can still add the Unlimited plan on my iPad.
  19. msduncan macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2010
    Are you new to the internet?

    You are not going to do well here (on the internet).
  20. msduncan macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2010
    Maybe he can cut a hole in the front of the box and use the box as a case?
  21. Xtgirl macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    I didn't open my iPad until my screen protector came in... I'd prly do what people said and open and activate can leave the protective plastic on...sign up for data and then put it back in your box if you want.

    I heard the apple case caused that a falsehood?
  22. VanNess macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2005
    Just adding to the chorus about the need to activate it now. AT&T obviously has been particularly unpredictable and untrustworthy regarding iPad data plans. So take it out of the box, set up your unlimited plan, and put it back in the box until you get your case - if that makes you feel more comfortable.
  23. Seamaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2003
  24. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    I bought a 32 GB iPad 3G at best buy 2 hrs ago and I was still offered unlimited 3G data plan for $30.

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