Carrier Question about At&t mobile share $10/mo

Discussion in 'iPad' started by falcora, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. falcora macrumors 6502

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    So I currently have an At&t 10 gb mobile share plan. If I get the At&t iPad, I should be able to add it in for $10/month right? Can I add it right in the iPad settings panel, or do I need to visit a store/call them? Can I easily turn it on for one month, then turn it off, etc?
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Yes.

    That depends on where you buy the iPad. If you get it from AT&T and already add the iPad as a line to your account, then you can just use the iPad right away. If you buy from Apple, you'll need to go to the AT&T store since they'll need to give you a new SIM card.

    Not if it's on Mobile Share. Expect a lengthy customer service call each time you do that. There's also a change account fee. If you don't need data all the time, just stick to prepaid. I think AT&T just added some new data passes (e.g. $25, 1GB for 3 months) which is good for low usage (e.g. GPS, Find My iPhone, etc).
     
  3. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Incorrect.

    I purchased my iPad Air (AT&T) from Apple, set it up at home, and added it to my mobile share plan from the device. AT&T sent a confirmation email, that the iPad was activated and added to my plan within an hour.

    edit: I used the SIM that came with the iPad
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Good to know you can do that now, then. Previously, they deactivated the SIM card and just gave you a new one. Granted, that may be because of change of service from prepaid to postpaid.
     
  5. PaulNY macrumors member

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    I just added my air to my share plan today. Only thing that's bad is the $36 activation fee AT&T charges. I plan on using data on this baby so I took advantage of their $100 credit when you sign up for 2 years. You have 14 days to cancel once you sign that contract. Everything is done on the device
     
  6. ciaran00 macrumors 6502

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    What is the $100 credit for? Is it for promising to keep paying $10/mo. for 2 years? How do you get on contract and get the $100?
     
  7. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    It is a $100 credit on your AT&T account, for agreeing to a two-year contract. I was prompted with the credit offer when signing up via my iPad.
     
  8. ciaran00, Nov 4, 2013
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    ciaran00 macrumors 6502

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    Hi webbuzz, did you use AT&T Next or buy the device outright?

    Edit. What I found is:
    1. If you do AT&T Next, then there is no $36 activation, you buy the device for $0 down, and pay 1/20th the device price over 20 months. You will also have the option to upgrade in 12 months. You'll have to add the device to mobile share which is $10/month. There is no $100 credit.
    2. If you do 2 year contract, then you have to pay the full price of the device, minus $100 as a credit to your account. You will need a $10/month data plan to add your iPad to mobile share. This will cost you $36 for activation.
    3. Month to month means full price for device and no $100 credit or payment plan. $10/month contract-free to add iPad to your mobile share. I don't know whether they charge you activation here..
     
  9. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    On #3, there's an activation fee unless AT&T has a promotion or something. Also, for #1, it should be mentioned you have to trade-in your device if you upgrade before the 20-month contract is up.
     
  10. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    I purchased my iPad from Apple.
     

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