I wish AT&T would...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by matt550, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    I think the data plan on such devices like the iPad should be pay as you go, not pay per month. Once you buy your 2gb for $25 you won't get charged again until your 2gb is used up. So it could take 2 months to use it. Just my .02
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    It is the way it is.

    Unless you have no WiFi around, you will be surprised how you can do without 3G service. I had it for 6 months on my iPad 3G but have WiFi at my office and house and used it seldom. I canceled it and have not missed it one bit. I did crank it back up when on vacation but even with full bar it was S L O W !

    WiFi smokes 3G service and that extra speed spoils you! 3G when you have no service is a great thing and I would never own a WiFi only iPad for the few times I want it.
     
  3. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Right... Why are you picking on AT&T? Why not Verizon?

    AT&T is more generous than Verizon in terms of pricing and plans. With the exception of unlimited Data, AT&T has been more open than Verizon.

    Does Verizon offer rollover minutes? No.
    Does Verizon allow you to upgrade early now? No.

    If Verizon did what you said, then AT&T would follow the suit.
     
  4. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816

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    Back when the iPad first came out my intention was to get the 3G iPad. after playing with some friends and co-workers WiFi iPads I just couldn't wait, so I went to the apple Store and picked up the WiFi version. I have not regretted the decision at all. Most places I use it have WiFi already and for those that don't I do have a MiFi that I would use when needed with my laptop, and I now carry that around with the iPad since the laptop stays at home mostly now.
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I think OP is suggesting that when you buy a 2GB data bucket it should not be time limited too. You should be able to use the 2GB bucket as needed and whether that takes a week or 2 months is of no concern to CellCo. In other words the data doesn't expire until you use all the data.
     
  6. OneMike macrumors 603

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    That's how I took it as well and I do agree that would be good.
     
  7. matt550 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that's what I mean.
     
  8. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

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    That's some wishful thinking... But it's never going to happen and it's unfortunate. Carriers take advantage of the fact that smartdevices have become a necessity for many and charge as they want. Sure, the network infrastructure needs to be updated but to me this does not justify the ridiculous data plan fees.
     

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