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AT&T iPad data plans

AT&T continues to offer its no commitment plan that users can start or stop anytime without incurring any fees. While it originally offered an unlimited 3G data plan for iPad users, it currently only offers a 250MB cap for $15 and a 2GB plan for $25.

Verizon iPad data plans

Like AT&T, Verizon offers contract-free plans users can start and stop whenever they want. It offers a minimum 1GB plan for $20, or a 3GB plan for $35. Going over the data limit on the lesser plan costs $20 per GB, while the bigger plan charges only $10 per GB for extra use.

However, Verizon also charges a $35 activation fee to start using the service, which is as much as or more than a month of service. That fee applies to Verizon's MiFi device, but the company representative we talked to couldn't confirm whether iPad 2 would involve the same activation fee. It appears that it does.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...ice_plans.html

Was wondering when this data would be published. Would be good to know what the carriers charge before committing...More info on tethering as well at the source. You'd think competition would have pushed these prices down some but so far it hasn't really happened.
 
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You'd think competition would have pushed these prices down some but so far it hasn't really happened.
2 players in the game is not competition. But seriously, $35 for 3 gig? Thats just absurd
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2 players in the game is not competition. But seriously, $35 for 3 gig? Thats just absurd
Your complaint is invalid. Why?

Because 2gb used to be the max.
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That's a silly chart. They should put the cheapest you can get each data point which would involve buying the higher plan (which they DID do for the Verizon 250MB plan). So 1GB for ATT should have simply been $25 and the Free WiFi Hotspot Use and Verizon 2GB should have been $35 + $35 Activation Fee. Oh well.

Anyway, for me personally, I think the ATT 2GB plan looks the most appealing.
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Your complaint is invalid. Why?

Because 2gb used to be the max.
His complaint is completely valid. Why? Because I have a grandfathered unlimited plan for $30. its ridiculous that every major carrier besides Sprint has changed to capped data.
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Wish I could use Virgin Mobile's $25 unlimited data plan with it.
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Wish I could use Virgin Mobile's $25 unlimited data plan with it.
you wouldn't want to use virgin mobile with it.

high ping, slow speeds because of low priority access at Sprint towers, and its not really unlimited ---> http://www.nytimes.com/external/giga...er=rss&emc=rss

but if you really wanted to you could pick up their mifi that they offer.
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you wouldn't want to use virgin mobile with it.

high ping, slow speeds because of low priority access at Sprint towers, and its not really unlimited ---> http://www.nytimes.com/external/giga...er=rss&emc=rss

but if you really wanted to you could pick up their mifi that they offer.
Still a lot cheaper than ATT or Versison, and unless your playing an online multiplayer game, you should be fine with Ping/speeds.

Virgin is pretty fast in my area tbh.
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His complaint is completely valid. Why? Because I have a grandfathered unlimited plan for $30. its ridiculous that every major carrier besides Sprint has changed to capped data.
This guy.
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Keep in mind that tablets like the Xoom will also get a free upgrade to 4GLTE when available at no extra monthly cost by Verizon.
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