Wanted AT&T but scalpels got them - Verizon question now

Discussion in 'iPad' started by eagleglen, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. eagleglen macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Well I was at one of the smaller Apple stores in my area for the 8am launch today. I was about 30th in line. Unfortunately, 6 people who had gotten there at 11pm last night, each bought 2 of the white 64GB AT&T iPads. That's their prerogative, but my sales person said he was certain they were going to be scalped in the Asian market. I think this model may have been the one they got the least of too. Regardless, I was out of luck. Quickly decided to go with Verizon rather than choose a different color or size. The salesman reassured me I could swap it anytime in the next two weeks if I still wanted AT&T.

    Can someone clarify the activation fee issue on Verizon's data plan? I have AT&T on my iPad 2 and will be really disappointed if the same ease of using the cell network or not each month, can not be made. I'm also disappoint that I'll only get 2GB for $30 instead of 3, but I thought I would still see for myself Verizon's potential. But the activation fee and 90 day time frame to reactive has me worried. Can anyone clarify this?

    Also, if it doesn't say LTE in the upper conner, then I'm on Verizon's 3G, right.
  2. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    US of A
    Did the "scalpels" stab them?

    There is no activation fee on the Verizon iPad. You can put an ATT SIM in the Verizon iPad. You won't get ATT LTE but your "3G" will be much faster than with Verizon.
  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
  4. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I would call ur local bestbuy and radio shack. My local bestbuy still has all models in stock. Everyone preordered and there wasn't any long line like last year
  5. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    My Best Buy limited all persons in line to ONE iPad per person.
  6. mcdj macrumors 604


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Did the scalpels cut the line?
  7. patricem macrumors 6502


    Nov 18, 2005
    You guys be nice :p. Do a search in this forum there are many recent threads about verizon and activation fee's. If you prepay there should be no fee if you postpay there is. Thats what I've been reading.
  8. tstarks33 macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008

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