iPad iPad Air 2 Cellular: So what are the data plans?

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  1. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are just getting your Air 2 Cellular today, what kind of options does each carrier on the Apple SIM give you for each carrier as far as MB/GB and duration?

    I don't think these have been published yet and am very curious before I pick one up.
     
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  3. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    They vary by carrier. Example I'm with AT&T and they charge me $10 to have the iPad added to my mobile share plan so it just uses from the same pool of data. I believe the other carriers have something similar to this or you can have your own separate data pool which obviously the price increases the more data you want.
     
  4. veryangrybirds macrumors regular

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    data

    I am fortunate enough to have the grandfathered unlimited data plan for AT&T.

    Ever since I got the first Ipad, I have never let go of my unlimited plan.

    But mobile share plans allow you to add your iPad for just $10.

    On AT&T, I have the 10GB family share plan. And thanks to that great post on the Iphone forums about being able to double your data plan for no extra fee, I now have 20GB shared data for my family plan without paying anything extra!
     
  5. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    They haven't been announced, and the "official" reviewers didn't receive Apple SIMs.

    I did find this, though:
    (http://online.wsj.com/articles/appl...rd-that-lets-users-swap-data-plans-1413570034)

    It's unclear if it's $10 per month or $10 total for five months, but 5GB that can be used over five months is a sweet deal. I'd pay $50 for that.
     
  6. janderson0719 macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure? I thought you had to have at least a 15GB plan to get it doubled.
    http://m.att.com/shopmobile/wireless/data-plans.html
     
  7. veryangrybirds macrumors regular

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    yes

    Yes, positive. Check out the forums - Iphone

    I called AT&T yesterday and they upgraded my 10GB plan to 20GB without any extra fees!!!

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1806590
     
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  9. Dallas Pilgrim macrumors newbie

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    A 5 min phone call for an extra 10GB data/month didn't seem like too much hassle to me!
     
  10. veryangrybirds macrumors regular

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    yup

    I was going to say the same thing .. it took me 5 mins as well and the CSR was very friendly.
     
  11. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Tmobile offers the most bang for the data buck. But they have quietly increased their monthly rates for data since summer time. Tmobile would be a good choice if you are in an area where their LTE signal is strong. As others have said they also offer free 200mb per month for new accounts. No strings. If you travel then I would sign up for Verizon or AT&T, as they have better coverage than TMobile.
     
  12. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Their current prepaid rates are still decent, and presumably at least those will be offered through the Apple SIM. I like the 1GB plan: $10/month until the end of 2014. They're acting like they'll raise it back to $20/month in 2015 (including for existing customers). If they do, I'll explore other options at that point. $10/month for 1GB is just about perfect for my needs.
     
  13. flur, Oct 23, 2014
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    For folks looking for no-contract/pre-paid, here are the standard plans for tablets:

    TMo:
    Simple Choice (post-paid):
    1gb - $20
    3gb - $30
    5gb - $40
    Pre-paid:
    1gb - $10
    3gb - $20
    5gb - $30
    they also have day and week plans

    Sprint:
    100mb - $10
    1gb - $15
    3gb - $35
    5gb - $50
    they also have day and week plans

    AT&T:
    250mb - $20
    3gb - $30
    5gb - $50

    Verizon:
    (need to get a SIM from them)
    1gb - $20
    2gb - $30
    5gb - $50

    This doesn't include any specials the carriers offer just to new ipad A2 owners - hopefully there will be some of those too.

    ETA:
    I pulled these up this morning, so they're current. Also, these are for new no-contract/pre-paid accounts, as opposed to folks with existing lines.
     
  14. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe these are the Simple Choice plans. While all T-Mobile plans are no-contract, these plans are their postpaid options. T-Mobile has different prepaid plans:

    [​IMG]

    http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans
     
  15. flur macrumors 68000

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    Awesomesauce!

    Updated above.
     

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