Order iPad by Monday for Unlimited 3G
is confirming reports
that AT&T will allow customers who purchase iPad Wi-Fi + 3G tablets by Monday, June 7 will qualify for the existing unlimited data plan even if they don't receive their devices before the new capped plans are introduced. The New York Times story
discussing deliberations within AT&T on the subject was updated to confirm the information on AT&T's Facebook page
. (AT&T has a Facebook page?)
The ongoing shortage of 3G iPads had worried some consumers who were hoping to lock in the unlimited plans, which AT&T says will be "grandfathered" in for an unspecified duration. Shipping delays to US buyers are still long, and shipments outside the US have halted entirely
. Apple's Online Store indicates that customers may sign up for unlimited service plans
on iPads purchased online by June 6th. AT&T customers have until June 6th at 11:59 pm to order their iPads.
Reports that iPhone users who buy the tethering plan will not be able to tether their iPads were confirmed by an AT&T spokesperson
, who said it was a software limitation with iPhone OS 3.2 rather than AT&T's policy.
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