Is there any way to get an unlimited (or double your data) plan for the Verizon iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by b24pgg, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    So far I haven't seen any good news regarding this but I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to get unlimited data or possibly the 4G Smartphone Double Data promotion for the 4G iPad on Verizon?
     
  2. jarrettz macrumors newbie

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    If you have unlimited data on a 4g phone (i.e. galaxy nexus) just put the sim from the phone in the iPad. You iPad is not going to receive calls though.. :(

    There was a loophole to get all verizon phone who were on tiered plans to the grandfathered unlimited plan but that hole has been sealed up.

    Regarding iPad plans specifically, I don't believe Verizon, unlike AT&T, ever offered unlimited data on their iPad plans.
     
  3. Jessemtz25 macrumors regular

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    The double data thing doesn't apply to the iPad.
     
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Please, the major carriers know what a huge cash cow they are sitting with LTE data on mobile devices. They are gonna ride that cow all the way to the bank--and it's a long trip.
     
  5. Dkorda macrumors 6502

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    So basic cell service ($30??) plus unlimited data plan $30 makes this work??? In other words $60/mo for unlimited LTE SIM card on Verizon???

    As much as I prefer Veizon over AT&T, this is pricey. Unless you know another way?

    I don't have to worry, have an unlimited AT&T account for $30, just curious the real world costs around a Verizon unlimited deal.
     
  6. b24pgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ooh good point...I suppose theoretically the cheapest way using this method would be $40 a month if you're on a family plan. Add an additional line ($10), add the unlimited data plan (or if not, at least the double data) ($30), request a 4G SIM for the new line (can you do that?), then install it in the iPad.
     
  7. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    Except if you don't already have unlimited AT&T iPad data, it'll cost you $700 on EBay. Verizon iPad data also includes hotspot for free. AT &T doesn't.
     
  8. Dkorda macrumors 6502

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    Today I have unlimited talk, text, web on Verizon.. Runs $135 range. Can I add a line for $10 on that? I don't think I can. On top of that, I can only add a tierd data plan to this additional line, $30 unlimited is history as of August 2011.
     
  9. b24pgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah that's true unfortunately. Techiegirl brought up an interesting point...there are Verizon unlimited data lines for sale on eBay for ~$200 (and I'd imagine that they will continually be going up) that you can port to your own account apparently, but that doesn't seem worth it to me.
     

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