Who bills for the 3g service?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by eekcat, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. eekcat macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    Does anyone know whether the data service for the 3G iPad will be charged through Apple/iTunes (like apps and music now), or separately through AT&T (not sure if anyone has mentioned a separate service signup)?

    I'm getting a iPad through work, and if I'm going to have to submit my itunes receipt every month (for reimbursement) for my 3G service, I'll just get a wifi model now and use my verizon mifi...
  2. Justinf79 macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2009
    It's through AT&T, so I'm betting AT&T will charge you.
  3. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    The charge is put directly on your credit card!
  4. eekcat thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    Is there a link somewhere that says this? :confused:
  5. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    The 3G service is prepaid. This is from the Apple site:

    and on the linked page it provides this graphic:


    There is where you put in your card information.
  6. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    No bill. It's pre-paid. Pay $14.99 you have 250mb of access. Run out, and you have to pay again.



  7. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    Why would it be different than like, an iPhone? AT&T bills you for the iPhone. You give AT&T your credit card number and they bill you for a month or months of iPad service. You can do just a month or 12 months. You can quit any time you want and the service will end at the 30 day service anniversary.
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Of course there is a bill. I think you mean contract.
  9. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    I think he meant you're not getting a preprinted bill. It's a prepaid service run through an electronic interface. It's not like the iPhone at all in that respect.
  10. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    You don't get a bill though. You have to pay by credit card before you turn on the 3G.
  11. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Wait so if you pay $15 and then go over the 250MB , you have to pay $30 if you want to continue using it? I thought they would just charge you $15 more.
  12. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    Correction to my original post: It will allow you to top up with 250 or go unlimited. See the graphic below.
  13. btcutter macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008

    I thought if you go over then they automatically put you in the "unlimited" plan and charge your $30.
  14. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    No, this is a prepay service based on authorizations. If you authorize 250MB then that is exactly what you will get. It will rebill when the next month starts. If you run out it will terminate service until you tell it what to do. If you go to the link on my post above you will see that it keeps a tally of how much data you have used.

    You can add 250 or go unlimited to continue:

  15. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    I fully explain how the AT&T 250MB and Unlimited plans work in this message:


    I'm not typing that all over again! :)

    But I will repeat, AT&T's new method of buying data on a mobile device is revolutionary! AND it is very reasonably priced! I am STUNNED that it is such a good deal. I'll absolutely use less than 250MB per month. $15 per month is chump change! Those outrageously priced portable WiFi hotspot plans are $60! Yowser! :eek:


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