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Apple posts iPad 3G service details online

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, March 12, 2010
News Categories: Apple, iPad

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Apple has added a new webpage to its iPad section explaining the details of the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G’s U.S. service setup and activation process. According to the page, “if you choose the 250MB plan, you’ll receive onscreen messages as you get close to your monthly data limit so you can decide whether to turn off 3G or upgrade to the unlimited plan,” later revealed to be three alerts, arriving when the user reaches 20 percent, 10 percent, and zero percent of their allotted data. The page also reiterates that users who need 3G service temporarily, such as on a business trip or vacation, can sign up for a month of service, and cancel when they return home. All account management, including activation, upgrading of plans, and cancellation can be handled directly on the iPad; Apple plans to ship the iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G in “late April.”

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I’m really liking the way they are handling that.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on March 12, 2010 at 8:46 AM (PDT)

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It also appears that a user can buy data in 250MB chunks irregardless of a monthly time limit. That is if you sign up for 250MB/month and burn through it in two weeks, you can buy another 250MB OR upgrade to the unlimited plan. At least that what appears to be the case according to the graphic in the managing your data plan. It says, “When you select an option below, it will start when the current plan runs out of data or reaches the end date, whichever comes first.”

Posted by Rand on March 12, 2010 at 10:06 AM (PDT)

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