iPad 3G Data Service Explained before Friday's 3G iPad Launch

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  1. DanaTheEwok

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    Greg:

    I have a router at home. If I get the $15.00 plan just for when I am out, would that work?
     
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    I go back and forth when it comes to deciding which 3G data plan to use. I'm usually within WiFi range and if I make it past 15 days then I'm ahead of the game (good point Greg G). I have a few family members that use Verizon's 3G; I think I'll bug them about their data usage.
     
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    My 2 cents: if you can afford it, spoil yourself on the first month and spring for the unlimited unless you're going to be using it at a Wifi enabled home 100% of the time and not taking it anywhere.

    Then after the first month of hardcore using it (you know you will, it's new!) check your usage and see if it was below or close to 250MB.
     
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    Just got my shipment notification. Arrives by April 30th


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  5. 4phun

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    I am going straight for the unlimited.....only makes sense and then there are no worries....
     
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    I got 3G to use when I travel & I plan to use my home wifi the rest of the time to save on costs... (though I will use unlimited for at least 1st month to start off)


    So, besides costing more... is there an advantage to using 3G over using your home’s wifi?... is 3G faster or more reliable... or is it about the same?
     
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    We don't have a home network. I'm going for the unlimited plan.
     
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    AT&T Micro Simm Card

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    If you’ve never seen a micro-SIM before, you’ll probably be pretty shocked to learn that it’s simply just a smaller SIM card… just like the name implies. What’s interesting, however, is that the SIM isn’t actually different as the chip is exactly the same, the only difference is that the plastic surrounding it is minimized. In any case, just in time for the Apple iPad 3G launch and upcoming next generation iPhone launch, AT&T stores have started receiving new SIM cards which have cutouts for both the regular SIM standard, and the new micro-SIM all in one.

    A pretty cleaver move, don’t you say?​
     
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    The above information raises the question, can you take a T-Mobile sim and make a micro sim out of it for the iPad on T-Mobile?

    Just use a Xacto knife.
     
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    I'm going to get unlimited. I figure I'm going to test the cr@p out of my iPad and I don't want any surprises. If I find that I don't need unlimited then I can always switch to the $15 plan next month.
     
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    Is their any type of service or bandwidth guarantee?
     
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    It depends how much data you pull down when you are out. The iPad will have a place you can go and check usage so you will be able to see exactly what you are using. I assume that it shows for unlimited as well so I can see the appeal of going unlimited the first month and then deciding what to next based on usage.

    -Greg
     
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