Is there a nationwide 3G plan?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gtvyt, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. gtvyt macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2010
    I'm traveling all over the states and 6-7 data plans are not an option (not sure that even technically it can be done).
    Any idea?
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    An AT&T data plan is nationwide... I can't tell if this was a troll thread or not...
  3. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    Just keep in mind that it was posted here a few weeks ago that the iPad data plan is only for native AT&T areas. It will not work in partner areas. That could create some problems for people, especially in the western states.

    The AT&T website data section does not yet address the data plan for the iPad but the coverage map says this about Partner areas:

  4. gtvyt thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2010
    HEY!!!! I'm not a troll

    even if some Norwegian background exists....

    I'm hoping to get the 3G next week assuming you guys in the US will leave something for me.......

    So I understand that "domestic" basically mean every where in the US where there is an AT&T cellular reception?
  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Yes, go for it. Enjoy the fastest 3G in the nation. lol
  6. gtvyt thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2010

    Coming from Japan your system is indeed something!!!! BUT, is there something better? Inlight me and I'll send you some sushi! inlight
  7. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    I like cold soba and sashimi.
  8. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I like sushi and rice rockets.:D
  9. Bierp macrumors member


    Apr 19, 2010
    3G iPad is a bit of a misnomer really. The iPad will utilize AT&T's 3G (HSDPA) network for it's best speeds, but it will also use the 2.5G (EDGE) network in areas that don't have HSDPA. Obviously the speeds are inferior, but it will work for mail, web, etc. I believe the iPad even supports GPRS, but I wouldn't want to have to use that too much. :D

    AT&T data plans cover something like 97% of the population. (Don't let Verizon's "map" advertising fool you.) The HSDPA network tends to be in areas with denser population.

    You can check your areas here.

    Hope that helps,
  10. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    AT&T will provide some level of service almost anywhere you are likely to go. I've had AT&T signal in West Virginia, Colorado, southwest Utah, etc. As always, any cell signal can drop in particular areas due to local interference or blocked signals.

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