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On Thursday, AT&T rolled out a new post-paid monthly data billing option for its covered tablets. In case you're wondering, yes, this includes the freshly unveiled iPad 2. The first...
03-03-2011, 01:10 PM #1
AT&T Reveals New Billing Option for iPad 2 and Other Tablets
On Thursday, AT&T rolled out a new post-paid monthly data billing option for its covered tablets. In case you're wondering, yes, this includes the freshly unveiled iPad 2. The first reaction to AT&T's announcement is that the carrier seems to now have a small advantage over Verizon Wireless, which offers pre-paid only plans for tablets.
In a press release issued today, AT&T says that, effective immediately, customers can choose between AT&T’s existing prepaid billing options or the new postpaid plans. The new plans, AT&T says, can be added to customers’ existing monthly wireless statements, "offering the simplicity of a single monthly bill." But "for a limited time," customers who activate a new postpaid $25/2 GB plan will get the first month free.
Customers may choose from the following options.
* Postpaid: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment will be charged $10 per 1 GB of overage. Charges will appear on customers’ monthly wireless statements.
* Prepaid: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment may choose to purchase an additional 2 GB for $25. Charges will appear on customers’ credit card statements.
Both options are month-to-month and do not require a long-term commitment.
Last edited by Michael Essany; 03-04-2011 at 10:05 AM.
03-03-2011, 01:16 PM #2
I like it can't wait for the 11 for my iPad 2,, I like that free month.......hey if I get the iPad 2 wifi and I got Tom Tom navigation system I will work if I used mywi from my iPhone 4pain & time and glory
03-03-2011, 01:20 PM #3
If I had the iPad I would use over 2 gigsApple needs to add flash to the iphone!!
03-03-2011, 01:28 PM #4
I wonder if I could get them to do this for my CR48
03-03-2011, 01:29 PM #5
Still no word on pricing for the wifi HotSpot feature? I currently use a Virgin Mobile mifi device. It's $50 a month for unlimited data. I'm currenlt grandfathered in to AT&T's unlimited iPhone data and will not lose that to use the HotSpot feature.
Anyone know any news on this?
03-03-2011, 02:04 PM #6
Whats the point of the postpaid plan it doesn't discount the ipad2 you still pay full price.. a free month is not worth getting locked into a contract IMO..
Nevermind ignore my above comment lol
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03-03-2011, 02:12 PM #7
None of those plans convince me I'll stick with the wifi iPad only plus I have mywi
03-03-2011, 02:31 PM #8
ATT releases another useless option on their existing data plan. BFD.
iPads demand unlimited data....2 gigs will go fast as the new features are put into play.
03-03-2011, 02:37 PM #9
I cant ******* wait!!!!!!
03-03-2011, 02:39 PM #10
Anyone who has an iphone and pays for a data plan for their ipad is either stupid or uninformed, which also makes them stupid. With MyWi on a jailbroken iPhone 4 and my iPad, I'm doing everything everywhere. I am NEVER too far away from a power source for a quick power-up to the batteries, and both get excellent battery life anyway. I am grandfathered in at unlimited so I am in heaven.
btw, being afraid to jailbreak or not wanting to "void my warrenty" also makes you an idiot for reasons I shouldn't have to explain.
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03-03-2011, 02:40 PM #11
Does the I pad still cost retail if purchased through a AT%T retail store?
03-03-2011, 02:46 PM #12
does any one know if the ipad 2 sim is lock only to AT&T, or can you still use it with any other sim card?
03-03-2011, 02:46 PM #13
kind of pointless to add a postpaid option. If they offered a discount for the ipad if you signed a contract that could be interesting. But just adding your $25 a month to your bill rather than prepaying it isnt really that much of an improvement.Add me up on xbox live gamertag clikzip.
03-03-2011, 02:48 PM #14
03-03-2011, 02:53 PM #15
Postpaid seems ok it's 25 a month for the 2gig which sucks but I guess at least you save 5-15 dollars depending on over use. Plus postpaid doesn't say lock into a contract.
"Like the prepaid plans, the new postpaid option doesn't require a contract or term limit. "
Last edited by jordbrett; 03-03-2011 at 02:56 PM.
03-03-2011, 02:56 PM #16
I'd go with postpaid just because 1Gb is $10. But i like the other option of purchasing another 2Gb for $25 good idea.
03-03-2011, 02:58 PM #17
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03-03-2011, 04:07 PM #19
What about grandfathered in iPad users like myself that have the 29.99 a month unlimited , will AT&T let you upgrade to iPad 2 n keep unlimited ? ( just like when I upgrade on iPhones they let me keep the unlimited !) hum anyone asked AT&T ?
03-03-2011, 04:18 PM #20
I'd rather have a contract & two-year agreement if I'm buying a devices which I'll be paying for data on no matter what.. Subsidize it, don't charge an extra $130 for the hardware