iPad 1 question


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 1, 2010
I have the 32 gig wifi 3g original iPad and paying ATT 30 bucks a month for 3G unlimited service. If I buy one of the "new" 3G/wifi ipads can I revert my original iPad and just use wifi and suspend the 3 G service? I would only need the 3G/wifi on the new iPad and won't be using 3G on my iPad 1. One more question and that is if I needed 3G on my iPad 1, can I just sign onto 3 G for a month every few months if need be? I hope I explained this right.....
Thanks for a reply.


Nov 3, 2011
iPad 3G plans are on a month to month basis. You can cancel your service at any time.

So yes you can use your original iPad 1 as basically a wifi only - and if a need ever arises you can activate the 3G for a month.


macrumors 68020
Whatever you do, don't cancel your service! Make sure you transfer it to your new iPad or you'll give up your grandfathered unlimited AT&T data plan.

Yes, you can use your iPad 1 on only wifi with no 3G service at all. And you should be able to get a new sim from AT&T to occasionally use 3G on the iPad 1.