Question re: rate plans for new iPad (HD or 3)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by koigirl, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. koigirl macrumors 6502a

    koigirl

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    I am considering purchasing a new iPad 3 and letting my husband have my iPad 2 with 3G. I know everyone is expecting the new iPad to offer LTE. Will this involve a more expensive rate plan to use 4G/LTE than the current plans offered for 3G coverage on existing iPads? For example, I pay AT&T $25 for 2GB data for my iPad on a month-by-month basis. I don't always need anything other than wifi but there are times when I do need 3G coverage for traveling. I'm not sure I would want to spend more than what I'm currently spending for iPad data, though, and am uncertain know how the 4G rate plans work for AT&T and Verizon. This could be a deal breaker for me.:(
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nobody knows until rate plans are announced by the carriers. I don't see it being any cheaper, though.
     
  3. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    If it's LTE that will be another excuse for them to raise the rate.
     
  4. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Not so sure about rates going up but with LTE you will be burning through the 2 or 3gb plan at an alarming rate!:eek:
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    If you're only browsing webpages you won't be going through it any faster than you would with any other type of data connection!
     
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