If I buy iPad 3G today, can I get unlimited data plan?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Tr3p3, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Tr3p3 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    I ordered an iPad 3G from apple.com on 06/06/10 so I could be grandfathered for the unlimited data plan. But the site says it won't ship until June 21 and won't arrive until June 24.

    I just found the iPad that I ordered (3G 64 GB) @ Best Buy and I'm really tempted to buy it so I don't have to wait another 2 weeks...

    Does anyone know how AT&T is handling the activation of the unlimited plans? Have they just extended the option to get the unlimited plan for everyone, or are they somehow able to tell if the specific iPad was purchased before or after 06/07/10?
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    Why wouldn't you just get the Best Buy iPad and cancel the online order if its the same model you want? Several people have reported that the unlimited plan is still available despite not being advertised anymore but I wouldn't wait too long.
  4. sfphoto macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    3G order

    I did the same - ordered on the 6th. Apple person told me I was now logged into the system with the order confirmation and that ATT would have me in their system.

    All I need do is use the iPad to set up the unlimited plan.

    So if you purchase at BBuy it might work but BBuy is not an easy place to return items too if need be.

    Hope this helps!
  5. Type X macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    I got my gf the ipad 3g monday night and the unlimited 3g plan was still an option , so looks like THAT isn't gone .
  6. Tr3p3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    I just called AT&T and the rep said that if you purchase the ipad today there will be no option for unlimited data plan...
  7. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Yeah, it is too late.
  8. sandydlc macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    I just bought a 3G for my Dad yesterday and was able to activate on the unlimited plan. I think that you'd still be okay if you do it today.
  9. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    Some people are confused about this because the unlimited option vanishes if you are already subscribed to unlimited. However, if you are a new subscriber it has still been available--probably only once.

    Are there any new subscribers out there who, upon signing up for any data plan for the *first* time did not see the unlmited option? If so, then perhaps it really is gone.

    [Edit] The unlimited plan is still being advertised on Apple's site so I think you're good to go:

  10. Tr3p3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    I went for it. Bought the ipad 3g at best buy today, and the unlimited data was still offered!!
  11. Spyharpy macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I bought my 3G 64GB iPad on 6/7 and activated the 3G service late this afternoon (6/11) and see the unlimited option still available. Keep in mind, you must keep renewing every month to maintain the unlimited plan. Once you stop and start up later, the option is gone. For my usage, I only needed 3G for this month and will not renew. Even if I start up later, 2GB is far more than I'll ever need.
  12. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Good for you!!!!
  13. TSloper macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2008
    I just purchased a 32GB 3G this morning and the unlimited option was offered and worked. This was purchased at BB. According to the BB employee these came in last night.

    I'm guessing BB's order from Apple is the same as an individual purchase atleast to this system.

  14. GreggM3 macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2008
    I ordered my iPad 3G a week or so ago. I picked it up on Thursday. I went through the activation process and all three options for data were available. Unlimited was actually pre-checked. I of course chose that option. Wife asked what I bought at AT&T on the debit card. I told her it was a case. LOL I love my iPad!!
  15. Carlos E macrumors 6502

    Carlos E

    Jun 30, 2007
    I bought a 64GB 3G iPad yesterday at best buy and I was able to choose the unlimited data plan.
  16. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Just goes to show you how inconsistent the information given is.

    apple web site states unlimited with astrisk: * Available if ordering iPad from the Apple Online Store by June 6

    So today is the 12th and people are buying them and still getting unlimited seems a little bizarre to me, but hey thats great for them!
  17. Mrbill317 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007

    Horsepoop, got my Unlimited plan activated about 2 hours ago.
    The ipad was bought at an Apple Store yesterday. Very strange.

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