3G data plan

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    I am using a wireless and thinking of upgrading to the 3G. However, I am confused on the data plans available on AT&T. I am not computer savy enough to determine which plan I need based on the data I might be using. Mostly I will be checking email, reading news, accessing Westlaw. I will rarely download or print anything from the iPad.

    Can someone recommend which data plan might better for me?

    Thanks
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    Suggest you buy the cheapest one, then see how much you use. You can always add more if needed.
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    great suggestion.
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    A good option


    You might try TruConnect.com. No monthly data plan, pay as you go by the megabyte. 3.9 cents/MB. Good for occassional use or when needed. No big bundle that you pay for whether you use it or not. Sprint Network. Works great with iPad.
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    Totally thinking this way, Kevin.

    I'd been wishing I had a 3G model until recently. It makes a LOT more sense to get a Mifi 3G device for the same price and be able to connect multiple devices. Currently my Palm Pre provides a free hotspot on Verizon but I'm looking at MiFi options when I switch to Sprints iPhone 5 (hopefully) next month. I just can't see spending $30-80 for smartphone data plans.

    Comcast Internet2Go @ $25/mo for 2GB 3G, or $40 4G unlimited (and/or 5GB 3G) is the clear winner for Comcast customers who use at least 1GB/month.

    Virgin Mobile 3G Broadband2Go @ $10/10days for 100MB, $20/mo for 500MB, $50 unlimited comes in 2nd, if you use under 500 MB per month

    Thanks for the TruConnect info. For minimal use (200 MB or so), TruConnect is a better choice. For the cost of a Starbuck's coffee, it would also be good for a home internet backup even if you don't use it.
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