The Apple iPad 3G has been released! I wanted to be the first to welcome all new iPad 3G users to the forum and congratulate those who have been waiting patiently for this day to arrive.
Here's a little more information from Apple on the newly released iPad 3G:
iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G offers superfast data speeds up to 7.2 Mbps over 3G cellular networks around the world. Itâ€™s perfect when youâ€™re out and about with no access to a Wi-Fi network, because you can still get a fast connection for surfing the web, sending and receiving email, or getting directions. Since iPad seamlessly switches between 3G and even faster Wi-Fi, you always get the best connection available. And with AT&T data plans, youâ€™ll have access to over 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, including Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, and more.
AT&T 3G No-Contract Data Plans for iPad
<table> <tbody><tr> <th>Data per month</th> <th>Price per month</th> </tr> <tr> <td>250MB</td> <td>$14.99</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Unlimited</td> <td>$29.99</td> </tr> </tbody></table>
In the United States, 3G service is available through a breakthrough deal with AT&T. You choose the amount of data per month you want to buy â€” 250MB or unlimited. If you choose the 250MB plan, youâ€™ll receive onscreen messages as you get close to your monthly data limit so you can decide whether to turn off 3G or upgrade to the unlimited plan. Best of all, thereâ€™s no contract. So if you have a business trip or vacation approaching, just sign up for the month youâ€™ll be traveling and cancel when you get back. You donâ€™t need to visit a store to get 3G service. You can sign up, check your data usage, manage your account, or cancel your service â€” all from your iPad.