Could I return my 3G iPad for a Wifi b/c of this change in AT&T service?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zeferjen, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. zeferjen macrumors member

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    I just checked and I already used 3Gb of data in only 2 weeks. My rationale was to get a 16G 3G iPad and store most of our videos/music at home and stream it when out of the house. Maybe I am better off with 64Gb wifi and use my husbands' MiFi for emergencies. Is this a possibility? I've had it for about 2 weeks.
     
  2. poloponies Suspended

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    If you're within 14 days they will swap it out but will likely charge a restocking fee.
     
  3. maf2k8 macrumors 6502

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    What i would like to know is if they are going to waive the re-stocking fee for anyone within the 14 day period.

    I got my iPad Saturday, Have not signed up for data yet and even though i still could i find myself still somewhere tied to a contact. Even though i can cancel anytime or skip a month, If i do so, I will lose the unlimited plan. So in reality your tied to a contract if you ask me.

    They SHOULD waive re-stocking fees for people within the 14 days, Which is what i am hoping if my iPad doesnt sell on craigslist within the week for what i paid ( i didnt mark it up like most have done out there )

    I am not going to play AT&Ts games...If they did this to us within 2 months, i am certain with another month or so, they will pull ALL the unlimited plans...
     
  4. zeferjen thread starter macrumors member

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  5. jreuschl macrumors 6502

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    Really, the iPad was advertised as having these plans. Unless Apple somewhere stated "plans subject to change," anyone should be able to at least exchange it without a restocking fee, even if received on launch day.
     
  6. za9ra22 macrumors 6502a

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    I must be missing something because I was under the impression that the change in AT&T data plans related to the iPhone, not the iPad. Are the iPad plans being changed too?

    ON EDIT: I see I missed that announcement!
     
  7. MiguelS macrumors regular

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    It was also stated that if you are currently an Unlimited Data Plan iPad user at $30, you may remain so if you continue with the same plan MTM.

    I would like to know this.

    Since I am at the brink of between 200mb-250MB of data, can I pay the $15 dollars and 1GB of data will cost me $10 more.

    Would be nice to just pay $15 and they charge me $10 when I go over...which will not happen much.

    Would suck if they start a different Tier Pricing for 200mb monthly contracts.
     
  8. LimeyBastard macrumors regular

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    Maybe when the service is opened up to other companies one of them will capitalize on AT&T's new plans by offering an alternative competitively priced unlimited plan solely for the iPad.

    I'd be bummed too as my non-3G iPad gets a ton of use at home and I would imagine that 2GB is far too low a cap -- but I wouldn't despair. I'm sure something will get worked out within the next few months, either by AT&T or one of the competitors.
     
  9. jreuschl macrumors 6502

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    By who? All indications are that T-Mobile is not compatible with the iPad modem due to different frequencies, everyone else is CDMA.
     
  10. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Considering the bait and switch that Apple/AT&T have just pulled I'd say you have an excellent case for returning your iPad without a restocking fee--even if it was outside of the return window. You may have to speak with a customer service rep but I have a feeling you will not be alone.
     
  11. iserian macrumors 6502

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    numerous stories of folks not having to pay the restocking fee - being able to upgrade and some being able to return after 15 day's - If you are at 16 stop by your Apple store and give it a shot.
     

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