engad:Unlimited data option disappears from iPads,AT&T tells grandfathered customers

Discussion in 'iPad Carriers' started by zeny, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. zeny

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    Even though AT&T's $30 unlimited data plan technically went the way of the dodo back on June 7, the company had assured 3G iPad owners that they'd be entitled to one last hurrah -- buy an iPad prior to the 7th and you'd be allowed to grandfather into the old plan, even if you didn't receive your purchase by the deadline. Problem is, the unlimited plan option finally disappeared off AT&T-connected iPads for the first time today, leaving some of these eligible folks who haven't yet signed up for 3G data in the lurch. Not to worry, though: AT&T says that everyone who's eligible "will be able to select the unlimited plan" and that "details will follow." In other words, we don't know how this is going to work yet, but at least the carrier's aware of the issue. Stay tuned.
     
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    I've had my 3G iPad since first release and immediately signed up for the 'unlimited' data plan, so I'm now grandfathered. I don't expect AT&T to honor that plan too much longer anyway.
     
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    I surely thought that in order to continue to be grandfathered you'd have to continue to pay monthly for the unlimited plan; that once you let it go and cancel, you'd no longer be able to sign up for unlimited again.

    This makes it sound like those who bought before the cutoff date might always have that option available. That includes me. But it sounds kind of unfair.
     
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    It doesn't sound like hose who bought before the cutoff date might always have that option available. It just makes sure that those ordered by 6/7 can still get it. Nothing about if you cancel it.


     
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    Verizon has strongly suggested that they are killing their unlimited plans.
     
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    Hmm I wonder if this news will come after the news that the are getting the iPhone on their network by 2011.
     
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    Interesting... My wife's iPad arrives tomorrow. It was ordered on June 5th, so she should be grandfathered in. I wonder how we'll sign up for unlimited tomorrow. :confused:
     
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    Getting mine tomorrow, wondering the same thing.

    If anyone gets info, please post for those of us who want to sign up for unlimited.
     
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    Got mine yesterday and the option to sign up for the Unlimited Plan is not available in the Ipad. I'm trying to get a hold of someone from AT&T to sign me up for the Unlimited Plan, and boy it's a painful process. I've called them for like 6 times already. The phone number that they direct you to is forever on hold. I've been on hold for 3 times and each of those is over an hour wait. So total is almost 4 hrs! I'm still on hold as I type this. :mad:

    Apple, you better get a better partner ASAP!
     

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