I'm new here and I'm going to be getting an iPad when I go on holiday to the US (from the UK) after Christmas. But the last thing I need to be sure about before I'm definitely going to to get one is 3g usage, I'm a little unsure of how it'll work etc - In the UK. So I've joined your forums early for some help. Oh yes and I understand I need to buy an AT&T version to make it work here in the UK?
Going to get an iPad 2 with 3G facility - incase I ever need it. I'm familiar with iOS usage since I've had an iPod touch for two years, just not 3g on an iOS device. I'm only planning on using 3g occasionally when out of WiFi area. Since the device will usually be used at home.
I'm looking to buy a sim card for it. I would like one on which I can use 3g on a PAYG Basis, for the odd occasions where I may want just a few minutes internet use every so often. So I "only pay for what I use" Although not as good value as "contracts" since I wont be using it very often. But, there may be the odd day where I may need a larger amount of internet usage, usually just for one day where for example I may need to do work for a few hours and so be online all that time - of course whilst out of WiFi. I would not like to use that on a PAYG basis since it would be very expensive.
I would like to be able to, simply, use PAYG by default on my iPAd with the option to add a "daily bundle" once in a while. I realise I may need to buy two sims, one for each plan. But I do not have a clue what plans to go for.
Orange do PAYG for 5p per MB, which would be OK. But firstly, how does this work? - do I topup with credit?
And can I buy a 200MB daily bundle for example ontop of this plan, also with orange. On the same card. And how would I go about purchasing this? On the device? Also, is this a daily bundle recurring or just a one off payment for the day you purchase on?
And if you know, are there any better value daily plans for 3g usage - ideally I'd need about 500MB on a day in which I need to be online for a while.
I Look forward to enjoying your forums in the future if I get an iPad.