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AT&T to let pre-order iPad 3G customers sign up for unlimited data? (Updated)

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, June 4, 2010
News Categories: iPad

AT&T is considering letting customers who have pre-ordered an iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G sign up for an unlimited data plan. The New York Times reports that AT&T is contemplating the move in the face of widespread iPad shortages that may leave some customers interested in the unlimited data plan unable to sign up prior to the data plan switch over on Monday. “We are looking into this situation and how we can accommodate these customers,” an AT&T spokesperson told the NYT. According to the report, AT&T would allow customers who have paid for, but not yet received, an iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G to sign up for unlimited data ahead of when the device actually arrives; until such a solution is announced, iPad users have until 11:59 on June 6 to sign up for unlimited data, which will then need to be automatically renewed each month in order to not fall back on the company’s new data plans, which max out at 2GB for $25 a month.

Update: AT&T has confirmed that customers who pre-order the iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G by June 7 will be eligible for the $30 unlimited plan. “[N]o need to worry,” a company spokesperson wrote on AT&T’s Facebook Wall, “we will honor the $29.99 unlimited data pricing for customers who order iPad by June 7.”

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Comments

1

Gosh. How generous of AT&T to give us four whole days to preorder before the plans change.

Apple needs to lose these jokers, and fast.

Posted by Daniel S. on June 5, 2010 at 4:57 PM (PDT)

2

I bought a 3g ipad yesterday (June 9) at Best Buy.  I took it home and set it up.  The $29.99 unlimited plan was an option and I chose it. I got a confirmation and mu cc was charged $29.99.  I don’t know if this was a fluke or what.

Posted by achenator on June 10, 2010 at 6:24 PM (PDT)

3

I also purchased a new 3G ipad on the 9th at an apple store and was able to set up the unlimited plan also. SWEET APPLE

Thanks AT&T..

Posted by ImageMaker on June 11, 2010 at 5:29 PM (PDT)

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@achenator and ImageMaker this isn’t a fluke. When Apple makes the iPads they program the data plans inside the software. So all the iPad models built before the 6th had the unlimited plan in them already. You both were just lucky to get one of those units.

Posted by Mattie Gee on June 12, 2010 at 12:32 AM (PDT)

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