iPad Interested in the iPad Air: Question about T-Mobile's Free 200 MB

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nygiants242, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. nygiants242 macrumors member

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    I am in a big internal debate between getting the WiFi or Cellular version of the iPad and was thinking of T-Mobile given the nice free 200 MBs/mo.

    Just one question though: is it possible to have T-Mobile completely block my connection once I hit 200 MBs? I just want to make sure I don't go over and that I do not have to constantly track to see how many MB I am at, worrying about the added costs of going over.

    Thanks!
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    If you read the press release, that's exactly what they do. Once you've reached the 200MB limit, you'll get a nag screen asking you if you want to get a pass for additional data.
     
  3. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

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    First time I've seen a carrier be so generous. T-mobile will be the #1 carrier in 3-4 years.
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Only if they can improve coverage. With the paying subscribers they'll probably get from offering 200MB free data, I think their ranking will probably go up. I think this would definitely put pressure on AT&T and Verizon to offer more competitive rates. :rolleyes:
     
  5. nygiants242 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm also reading about the $5 day pass for 500 MB and $10 week pass for 1 GB? This seems really awesome overall.

    I have also read about international being included as well.. is this true? So I have 200 MBs free worldwide? or $10 for 1 GB even if I am a week abroad in Europe?
     
  6. nygiants242 thread starter macrumors member

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    Also are all iPad Airs the same in terms of LTE/3G bands, etc.? Meaning, could I buy a T-Mobile one but eventually put an AT&T sim card in it?
     
  7. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Yes. Please read through the handful of active messages with links to Apple.com showing this.

    And the many threads about T-Mobile pricing plans.

    And the threads about switching out sim cards.
     
  8. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

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    Phone bills, regardless of Data and Texting should not exceed $40 per month. Even that, if you really look at it, is a LOT for a PHONE! In retrospect, under $70 a month is considered "cheap" but it all honesty, my grandparents would never spend such a ridiculous amount for a phone bill.
     
  9. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    It's not just a phone or you might have a legitimate point. :rolleyes:
     

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