3G iPad? Did you buy 3G data?

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  1. Ominx

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    There are a number of reasons to get a 3G iPad over a Wifi only version. Obviously the option to buy 3G data when needed is a huge advantage, but the GPS antenna is also an attractive addition.

    So I ask this... how many of you have a 3G iPad without cellular data? Also, now that AT&T will eliminate the $30 Unlimited data plan on June 7, are any USA users more likely to sign up now before the option disappears?
     
  2. Hoppesangen

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    I signed up now before the option disappeared :)
     
  3. Ominx

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    Nice! I did as well. I was going to wait a while before signing up for the $30 iPad 3G plan but once I completely analyzed my iPhone usage and the pricing change, I realized I will be able to downgrade both my wife's and I iPhone plans to $15/month ea. which will essentially save me $30 which can go towards the Unlimited iPad plan. I'm happy!
     
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    We have a few 64GB + 3Gs but haven't had the need to take them out of the office yet. So the data plan hasn't been activated. A better option is to tether to your phone if you can.
     
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    That is quite a large signature that you have there.
     
  6. Ominx

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    I thought about this too, but in my case downgrading 2 iPhones to the $15 plan and adding the now almost obsolete $30 Unlimited iPad plan ;) is the same cost as tethering and a a lot more convenient. Now if you are tethering multiple devices that is another story.
     
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    I activated my 3G despite having tethering available. I like to stream audio on my iphone and then use the unused 3G stream on the ipad for various other uses. Yeah I know...I am a geek :) I will keep unlimited on both devices as long as AT&T lets me!
     
  8. Edlex

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    I got the unlimited data right at the 3G launch. I'm planning to get my wife a 3G later this month but she will benefit from the cheaper plan since we won't need 2 3G's with unlimited access. I will only sign her up as neeeded and it will be sporadic.
     
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    I didn't for first couple weeks because I'm almost always in a wifi area but fiancée wanted to shop while on a 3 hr ride so I added it and now will test for 2 months to see how much data I use.
     
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    I purchased 3G data even though I'm almost always in wifi areas just because I need to know that I am always connected just in case should the need arise.

    I also use the GPS functions quite often with the iNavX application, which I use while boating with charts.
     

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