Last edited by Al Rogers; 09-12-2011 at 08:36 PM.
Al I'll try to answer your question as best I can. TruConnect uses the Sprint 3G network. The MiFi connects to the Sprint 3G network and then creates a WiFi hotspot from the MiFi for your iPad. So you will be connecting the iPad via WiFi through the TruConnect service. I hope that is clear. I know it might sound a little confusing. As for the at&t you can simply turn off your 3G plan and never use it then you will not pay for it, but can still have the benefit of 3G internet. I have used my iPad in the car (not while driving of course ) , at the airport, at my hotel, and even at the beach once. It's been a great service. If you have any more questions or I was unclear I will try to answer.
This phantom data usage with AT&T is the main reason my iPad is wifi only. On my iPhone I turn off 3G and data until I need them. It's a hassle but my phone was grabbing heavy data charges in the middle of the night when the phone was not in use. I don't fetch anything or allow any push notifications so it was a mystery to me, so I just shut it down unless I'm using it - problem solved. But there is a class action suit afoot for this problem:
Al, I was answering your question about what happens with your AT&T data plan now that you've decided to switch.
I found a service that I started using called TruConnect though that lets me use WiFi with my iPad through a 3G connection, so anywhere AT&T 3G works,
If the (so) was left out it would have been fine. A Play on words there.
It least we got to chat for awhile.