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  • US iPad Data Plans Higher Than Most Carriers
    Are we paying too much for our data plan? The iPad data plans appears to be more than most carriers across the globe. With AT&T's latest data plans US customers pay $12.50/GB to use data on AT&T's 3G network.

    According to a company that has compared monthly data plans for the magical Apple device across different wireless carriers worldwide - we're being ripped off in how much they are charging us for data.

    I found it quite interesting out of 35 total carriers, only five charge more per GB than AT&T. I guess we're still lucky - just think, if we lived in France they have to pay $25.47/GB Ouch! In Singapore you could get a GB for 51 cents!

    Tableau Software state American users pay some of the highest prices in terms of dollars per GB.

    I have unlimited data on my iPad and pay the $30.00 per month but would not have it any other way.





    AT&T charges more for iPad data plans than most carriers | MacNN

    US in top 6 for data plan costs on iPad - SlipperyBrick.com

    Chart and visualization: Tableau Software
    This article was originally published in forum thread: US iPad Data Plans Higher Than Most Carriers started by thetoothfairy View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      i have a much more reasonable data plan now that my phone is jailbroken.
    1. WilliamO7's Avatar
      WilliamO7 -
      Harsh. That's all I'm Going to say
    1. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      I'm happy to pay my $30 a month for unlimited Data!
    1. kingmofo's Avatar
      kingmofo -
      Thank god for mywi.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      yea id say these prices are a little seep if you add in iphone Bill X 2 with Ipad
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      The reason why Hong Kong and Singapore are so low is that those "countries" are really just cities. Meaning that carriers need much less stores and cell towers, so they can charge less. I find it interesting how they only show one Canadian carrier, anyone know why?

      I also find it interesting how the Dutch Vodafone has one of the highest prices, but the German one has one of the lowest
    1. MarkF_AC700's Avatar
      MarkF_AC700 -
      Singapore FTW!
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      WHAT!?!? This is way off. And a bit exaggerated I have a germany plan and pay 25 euro a month for 5gb with o2 blue L. Add the exchange rate, 19% vat and that's $38.00 (got plenty of bills to prove it additionally the link is below) I seen this and about called o2 and requested a refund. To my surprise I got "that price is impossible". O2 has three rates 200mb for 10 euro. 15 euro for 1 gig. And 25 euro for 5 gig.

      This article seems to want to stir up more hate. Fine, and also fine to want prices lowered I'm down. But don't lie about it.

      Apple iPadô WiFi + 3G mit dem o2 Blue Datentarif
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      nothing new when it comes to Data in the US. US carriers are becoming the same as Europe rip people off and thats the bottom line. And those that pay $30 a month are lucky unlike newbies to ATT we get harsh punishment willingly. Sad
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Well too bad AT&T doesn't give a sh*t about what other countries are charging. As long as the dollars keep rolling in they are fat and happy and won't do a damn thing to change it. And for those who think data prices will drop when the iPhone is released to other carriers....psshh....keep dreaming.

      So........moving on.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      WHAT!?!? This is way off. And a bit exaggerated I have a germany plan and pay 25 euro a month for 5gb with o2 blue L. Add the exchange rate, 19% vat and that's $38.00 (got plenty of bills to prove it additionally the link is below) I seen this and about called o2 and requested a refund. To my surprise I got "that price is impossible". O2 has three rates 200mb for 10 euro. 15 euro for 1 gig. And 25 euro for 5 gig.

      This article seems to want to stir up more hate. Fine, and also fine to want prices lowered I'm down. But don't lie about it.

      Apple iPadô WiFi + 3G mit dem o2 Blue Datentarif
      THIS NEWS LINK IS FALSE!!! Needs to be removed the prices are false just checked other carrier sites as well. Got me all pissed off over my European contracts for nothing! Yup still paying far more than here in the US.

      CRAP!

      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Well too bad AT&T doesn't give a sh*t about what other countries are charging. As long as the dollars keep rolling in they are fat and happy and won't do a damn thing to change it. And for those who think data prices will drop when the iPhone is released to other carriers....psshh....keep
      dreaming.

      So........moving on.
      Exactlly only problem is that this post is all false. Caused me to contact moy carriers in Europe to find out why I was paying more than should be. To my embarrassment they sent me their link to the real prices and assured me the hype posted is totally false. About $37 off what is posted on this site. Shoot I wish my bill was only a buck and change for a gig. At least the guy had a since of humor stating "if you scroll down on the site with the price you will see a link to area 51 and pictures of Elvis in an alien suit". Lol
    1. shovo's Avatar
      shovo -
      anyone know how much ipads and iphone 4s r in singapore?
    1. Tommer's Avatar
      Tommer -
      real ones or fakes
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      THIS NEWS LINK IS FALSE!!! Needs to be removed the prices are false just checked other carrier sites as well. Got me all ****** off over my European contracts for nothing! Yup still paying far more than here in the US.

      CRAP!



      Exactlly only problem is that this post is all false. Caused me to contact moy carriers in Europe to find out why I was paying more than should be. To my embarrassment they sent me their link to the real prices and assured me the hype posted is totally false. About $37 off what is posted on this site. Shoot I wish my bill was only a buck and change for a gig. At least the guy had a since of humor stating "if you scroll down on the site with the price you will see a link to area 51 and pictures of Elvis in an alien suit". Lol
      Thanks for contacting your carrier and letting us know what they said. Other sites have posted articles like this also! I have included the link for your convience.

      By the way I have no hate towards AT&T Anyone would like a discount but I happy with the data plans I pay for.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      nothing that mywi & unlimited data plan can't fix hahahahahahaha.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      Thanks for contacting your carrier and letting us know what they said. Other sites have posted articles like this also! I have included the link for your convience.

      By the way I have no hate towards AT&T Anyone would like a discount but I happy with the data plans I pay for.
      Didn't say you had hate. Not trying to pick a fight. Just stating the fact that these prices quoted are way false. The main problem or plus of the Internet is anyone can post news. The problem is one post a news brief and alot of people copy, spread it with it's belief that it is fact. The cliche of "well they have posted it too doesn't add anymore truth to the matter. MMI.com has a huge following and a plethora of great info. But if news that is reported keeps getting urban legend style with no "we have not verified it's accuracy" people can tend to believe and follow false information.
    1. skolpo's Avatar
      skolpo -
      Well, the US is fortunate in many other things... The prices are hardly unreasonable even for AT&T standards. Plus, other places just aren't as demanding as the US in terms of internet mobility. And the US hacks everything.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      Didn't say you had hate. Not trying to pick a fight. Just stating the fact that these prices quoted are way false. The main problem or plus of the Internet is anyone can post news. The problem is one post a news brief and alot of people copy, spread it with it's belief that it is fact. The cliche of "well they have posted it too doesn't add anymore truth to the matter. MMI.com has a huge following and a plethora of great info. But if news that is reported keeps getting urban legend style with no "we have not verified it's accuracy" people can tend to believe and follow false information.
      I know you are not trying to pick a fight... And I am not the type to take the time to fight anyway... fighting is not a polite thing to do.

      The main thing about this topic was that the US pays more for data then five places across the globe and I found that interesting....
    1. Todorovic69's Avatar
      Todorovic69 -
      In Cyprus MTN charges 39.27 euros for 5GB. So thats about $51.88 for 5GB per month.
      MTN Cyprus : 3G Pricing
    1. RC_OZ's Avatar
      RC_OZ -
      Using iPad in Bangkok Thailand here with True carrier. Their price, 2 options; microsim for iPad on 3G, is 650 Thai baht ($20 usd per month) for 1MB download or unlimited use/download for 900 Thai baht ($27 usd per month).

      This ipad 3G service is only available in Bangkok metropolitan area.

      Other carriers in Thailand has better price and coverage but edge speed only.

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