Will my original iPad unlimited AT&T data plan be grandfathered to the iPad 3?

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    I'm still rocking the original iPad 3G 64gb w/ unlimited AT&T data plan :thumbs: :D

    I do know they grandfathered those who moved to the iPad 2 last year. But how will it be for the iPad 3? Does anybody have any scoop yet?
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    Best advice is to call AT&T customer service and find out. I don't see why they wouldn't, what with the recent press Ma Bell has received over throttling unlimited cell phone data users, but stranger things have happened in the Mobile world lately.
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    Man so do I....just pre-ordered the new iPad today!.....especially if I can use the new one as a "Hotspot" as was described at the roll-out today!!!!!!
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    I talked to the AT&T store yesterday and they said that if I bought a new iPad to bring it down to them and they would help me with the transition of my current plan to the new unit.
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    Yay! Sounds good :eek: If AT&T wasn't going to grandfather my unlimited data, I was switching to Verizon's iPad because of the faster 4G here.


    Please report back if you have done "the switch* already (possibly next weekend) :thumbs:
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    I spoke directly with AT&T iPad Customer Support and they confirmed that I will be able to transfer the original unlimited plan to the new iPad. He said I could do it directly on the device itself when I first start it up or by logging in to my account at www.att.com/ipadlanding.

    That seals the deal for me. Off to order my new iPad. :)
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    AT&T LTE is faster than Verizon 4G
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    It's that time folks! :eek:

    Please post here IF you have successfully transferred your unlimited AT&T Data Plan (grandfathered) from your original iPad to the 3rd gen iPad. Also, how is the 4G speed compared to 3G (if available)?
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    Has anyone actually made the unlimited data plan tranfer to their New iPad today? If so, what did you do?
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    I just moved my plan to my new iPad and it couldn't have been simpler. Go to Settings/Cellular Data/View Account. You get a box that includes existing account? follow the instructions and you should have no problem. If you do not have your account password, you will need to go to an AT&T store.
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    There's one :) Thanks Seadog! Anybody else?

    How's the 4G, that is if you have it in your area?
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    I was shocked to find download tested at almost 19Mbps and uploads at 16 Mbps (or vise versa, I get confused) Even with my HS DSL, I do not see that type of speeds. Usually 3G upload is at 1-2 Mbps. Downloads on 3G topped at 13-14 Mbps.
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    Finally did it last night. Quick and painless AND still unlimited :eek:
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    I just moved my SIM card - worked just fine on ATT.
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    You are going to want to not just move the simcard since LTE requires the newer simcard. You wont get LTE if you use the older 3G simcard.

    Best option is to use the simcard that came with the iPad and just go into settings and sign in to your account with the new iPad to register the new simcard in the system.
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    I transferred my unlimited plan online. Very easy, took about 2 minutes.

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