International AT&T 3G Data Plans for ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nj-mac-user, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    Forgive me if this has already been announced somewhere, but for anyone who'd be interested (they're pretty rip-off if you ask me):

    International AT&T 3G Data Plans for iPad
    (all plans are for 30 day blocks)
    20MB - $24.99
    50MB - $59.99
    100MB - $119.99
    200MB - $199.99

    These plans will not auto renew like the domestic plans will.

    So there you have it.
  2. illutionz macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2007
    Rhode Island
    If you travel internationally, get local prepaid SIM :)
  3. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    i think/hope they have a North America Plan at better rates which would benefit the Canadians like me who are going to have to subscribe to AT&T if we can't macgyver our Rogers data plan sim cars to work.
  4. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    how do you activate this?!:confused:

    let's say i go to mexico w/ my iPad from the U.S , will the iPad scan the local cellular networks? or the iPad will be ready?!

    ohh and 20MB is small!:mad:
  5. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    Local prepaid data plans are not cheap and can be difficult to obtain.
  6. Robin4 macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2010
    I agree, rip off. Any idea of approximate price for a SIM abroad?
  7. FlyingScot macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2008
    South Florida
    I am headed to Mexico in May...

    ...and these plans are downright worthless. Last year when I traveled I think it was $10.00 to add international roaming to my corporate ATT iphone and then I tethered that to my MB when not in WiFi.

    This $ amount is ridiculous given the useless about of MB allocated. Looks like for this trip the iPad will be WiFi only...
  8. illutionz macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2007
    Rhode Island
    Won't as as ripoff as 20MB for $25 or 200MB for $200 for sure.... As far as difficult to obtain, it depends on the location. I have 7 SIM cards on my drawer... half probably still works :rolleyes:
  9. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    ...and a sharp exacto knife ;)

    The prices are high, but its international. I've paid 15.00 (?) for WiFi access at Narita because I had to send a single email consisting of a single word: YES. It sucks, but it is just the way things are.
  10. iKrl macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009

    Will the ipad be sold to people from outside the us? I heard that if you went to an apple store they wouldn't sell it to you :confused:
  11. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    Same as the iPhone. I travel on business and I have paid the dough for the 100mb a few times. I said a few times. The average person may go overseas on pleasure once in their entire lives. That is why the price is so high. International travel is not something that everyone will do.

    These auto renew I thought though. May want to check that 1.
  12. TheMadBrewer macrumors regular


    Feb 11, 2008
    Marina del Rey, CA
    I usually get the iPhone 20MB package when I travel to Europe -- it's mainly for a backup email service and posting the occasional picture I take with the phone.

    Most of my travel is to Germany, where I have a number of data SIMs for my 3G USB modem. One of them may become a guinea pig for Mr X-Acto :)

    Remember, the micro-SIM is not an Apple invention but an international standard -- most of the carriers will becoming out with micro-SIMs eventually -- they won't want people with new devices switching carriers. There should be at least one in each country where the iPad is sold.

    My new backup plan is to take my old (original) iPhone that has been unlocked and jailbroken and tether to the iPad. It will only be EDGE but that will work in a pinch.
  13. aviationwiz macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2005
    Wow - Expensive!

    I was hoping they'd be reasonable like the domestic rates are. On my VZW BB, I pay $60 a month flat for unlimited global data, which I can pro-rate for how long I had it active for relative to just the $30 domestic plan.
  14. nj-mac-user thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    Only the domestic plans will auto renew. The international plans will not. This is directly from at&t internal.
  15. anmoliqbal macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2010
    About the international plans for 3G iPad... since its unlocked, so you can use any other carrier(local)...
    but because the iPad SIM cards are smaller, the local carrier should have the similar sized/type of SIM card.
    If anyone plans to go visit the Asian giants (China/India) - a company called Airtel is going to come out with special SIM cards in India for ipad use, i think starting in first or second week of August.. Not sure about similar developments in China.
  16. iKrl macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009
    In Mexico you get a sim for less than 5 bucks and you can make it like a go phone
  17. myusernamesucks macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Have you already bought a 3G or are you assuming that Rogers won't have a microSIM?
  18. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    Keep in mind, MicroSIM cards are just shorter versions of regular SIMs. Its already been confirmed that you can take a regular SIM and trim it down. Just buy a local SIM card. Im looking at options for when I go to Greece this summer.
  19. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    AT&T has one of those as well; it's $65 a month for iPhones and Blackberries; unlimited international data and it's prorated. Just put in your iPhone microSIM and it should be good to go.

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