AT&T posts data plan pricing and information for Apple’s revolutionary iPad 3G

invisibleSHIELD case for iPadAT&T has posted information regarding their 3G pre-paid data plans for Apple’s revolutionary iPad – complete with easy, on-device activation and management.

Data plans for iPad include access to more than 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide at no additional cost.

Domestic Data Plans for iPad
Recurring monthly charge with no long term contract
• $14.99 per month for 250 MB
• $29.99 per month for unlimited data
• Unlimited access – no added cost – to AT&T’s 20,000+ Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I manage my 3G plan for iPad? Can I turn service off or change my plan? Once you sign up for iPad 3G data service, you can add to or cancel your domestic plan at any time – no penalty. For domestic plans, if you do not cancel, your service will automatically renew every 30 days to provide a more seamless data experience on an ongoing basis. For example, if you activate service on May 9, your service will automatically renew 30 days later with the same plan. If you do make a change, a new 30-day window begins.

What happens if I exceed the amount of data in my selected plan before the end of one month? With the on-device management system, you can check your data usage in Settings>Cellular Data on your iPad at anytime. Also, for the $14.99 plan, iPad will even let you know when you’re about to reach your 250 MB data limit. You’ll get three alerts — at 20 percent, 10 percent, and zero. With each alert, you can choose to add more data or wait and do it later.

If you do exceed the amount of data in your plan, your plan will expire, but it’s easy to add another one. Also, with domestic plans, you can wait until the 30th day from your purchase when your plan will automatically renew going forward.

Helpful Reminders
• One month is based on 30 consecutive days, and starts at the date and time of your purchase
• Charges will appear on credit card bill
• Change domestic data plan at any time
• Use Settings>Cellular Data on iPad to check data use

Source: AT&T


  1. What, still no iPhone tethering to my MacBook Pro after the ATT CEO said they were working on it?

    Yup, I’ll carry an iPad sometimes, but I almost always take the MBP, and that is what needs a seamless connection, since WiFi is not always available.

    $14.99/mo for iPhone tethering @ 250 megs ought to be just great. It is the emails and attachments which need to come and go from the MBP that count.

  2. C’mon AT&T;, this you can figure out quickly, but all you have to do is flip the tethering switch on the iPhone and it’s done. I really hope Verizon gets the iPhone soon.

    I wan’t to get an iPad, but I am going wifi only in hopes that I will be able to tether to my iPhone soon.

  3. OK, off thread, but I gotta share how GREAT my local Apple store’s customer service is.

    I purchased my 64gb iPad the first day, loved it, but decided I had to return it because it didn’t show the upcoming slides in Keynote.When in play mode it only shows the slide you’re on, not all of the ones before and after. I confirmed this with the Apple store reps, and the online customer support. The only way I could justify getting one was if I sold one of my Macbooks that I do presentations with and used the iPad to replace it. Getting an iPad leaves me with a Macbook if I need a laptop, and I’m just carrying around a whole lot less in my gig bag.

    I paid the 10% restocking fee and said goodbye to all of it’s iPad goodness.

    So, today, I see on, that when you actually PLUG IN the iPad to a projector, it shows all of the slides in standard presenter mode and the slide that’s on the screen in center display on the iPad. The iPad only shows the slide it’s on when not plugged into a video projector because it thinks you’re using it to make a presentation with the iPad.

    The Apples store rep was wrong, the Apple online rep was wrong, and I was out my 10% restocking fee.

    I head down to the Mission Viejo Apple store, confirm that TUAW is in fact correct, and ask about getting another iPad and “would it be possible to get my 10% restocking fee back?” Not thinking that it would be possible, but ya never know if you never ask.

    They can’t give the 10% back, but they decided to sell me the same accessories I had purchased before at 99% off.

    Not a homerun, but certainly taking care of the customer. It was partly my fault for not actually plugging it into a projector in the first place, but partially their fault for not telling a dummy like me to do that when I called and asked.

    I’ve been to a lot of local Apple stores, none of them beat the Mission Viejo store for customer service and helpfulness.

    Now, if they would just send me the email saying they’ve received a shipment of iPads so I can go pick it up!

  4. It is uncharacteristically thoughtful of AT&T;to offer warning signals, then deactivate your data plan if you exceed the 250 MB monthly limit instead of charging you an exorbitant rate for the excess (with no warnings) as they do when you exceed your monthly allotment of talk time. It obviously wouldn’t work to automatically deactivate a cell phone when the monthly talk limit is reached, but AT&T;could warn users if they wanted to.

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