As long as you are in one of the two plans they came out with, AT&T will not make you change. However, if you change or let your plan lapse, you have to go with the new plans. For some, it can mean a savings. For others, it can cost more. The reactions are mixed, but the big issue is the cost of tethering. AT&T is really trying to discourage that from what they are doing.
If you consider the cost of other plans, the cost is not out of order for most. The main thing is that if you are a power user, it will cost. And do not forget that SJ hinted that a second carrier may be coming soon.
I really hope AT&T stands by their word allowing current unlimited users to keep their plans. It's only my 7th day and already used up 8 gb of data.. I wonder how this will affect the iPhone 4G video camming....
My iPhone reports 1.9GB. Does that mean since I bought it, or it resets by itself somehow?
So far, used 43MB on the iPad, but I suspect I'll use more when I install it on the car...
Not happy with this.
i hate to say that why i stayed with the Wifi model and do not go the route of the 3g model for i knew in the back of my head that AT&T will pull this kind of a trick on the people who use there service ..
they did the same thing with the iphone also about the date package ..i use my date package mainly for driveing and walking around a place to get maps that about it ..i really think that spint comeing out with the everything plan for $.69.oo is going to start a new price war for plans ..just wait for a while and see if the plans rates do not drop down again ..
My iPad was due to ship from Apple on the 9th. I travel a lot for work, and have been checking every once in a while online at BestBuy.com. Well last night I checked, and boom, a local BB in the city I was in had the 32GB 3G in stock that I had on order with Apple. I headed over and picked it up, then today I read the news on the data plan switch so I immediately signed up for the unlimited plan.
Moral of the story, if your waiting on your iPad from Apple, keep checking the BestBuy website for stores in your area. I talked with a few other people in various other cities that have been finding them recently as well.
Because of personal circumstance, I wanted ONLY a 3G iPad and ONLY the unlimited, no contract data plan as advertised. As much as I like this iPad, I would not have bought it had I known that AT&T would renege on the plan almost immediately.
I seriously thought apple would have made a contract not allowing AT&T in breaching their end of the deal.
I wonder, has anyone emailed Steve about their feelings on this? Messed up if they don't post this information on apple.com !
One thing people should remember is that Jobs himself said that the popularity of the iPhone was more than any network could handle. The iPad was predicted to sell 3-5 million units the first year, but now could exceed 10 million. The market for smart phones and tablets is going up faster than can be supported. Considering the challenges involved, we are probably lucky to get off so cheap. On the bright side, they are practically giving away voice time.