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georgia taylor Calculating status...
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Jun 7, 2010 11:11 AM
I ordered my iPad on May 24, and received it today, June 7. It did indeed offer me the option to choose the $29.99 unlimited plan, which I promptly did!

Evidently, the info posted on the Apple Store site about ORDERING before June 6 was a fact. I was afraid that I would have had to ACTIVATE the iPad prior to June 6 for the unlimited plan to be available.

Just my personal experience, and I hope this answers some concerns that some have had about the availability of the unlimited plan.
powerbook g4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,130 points)
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    Jun 7, 2010 11:27 AM (in response to georgia taylor)
    georgia taylor wrote:
    I ordered my iPad on May 24, and received it today, June 7. It did indeed offer me the option to choose the $29.99 unlimited plan, which I promptly did!

    Evidently, the info posted on the Apple Store site about ORDERING before June 6 was a fact. I was afraid that I would have had to ACTIVATE the iPad prior to June 6 for the unlimited plan to be available.

    Just my personal experience, and I hope this answers some concerns that some have had about the availability of the unlimited plan.


    Good news. I still wonder if those who purchased the iPad a few weeks ago can still sign up for the unlimited plan. I did it last night at about 11:45PM, just in case.
    MacBook Pro (unibody). iPhone 3G S (32GB). iPad 3G (64GB)., Mac OS X (10.6.3), No Windows here
  • jdnedge Calculating status...
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    Jun 7, 2010 11:57 AM (in response to georgia taylor)
    I just recieved my Ipad-3G that I ordered from the Apple Store on May 21, 2010 When I went to sign up for the unlimited data plan I Was only given the option for the 2 new limited data plans. After contacting Apple expert they instructed me to contact AT&T that thye could not do anything for me since AT&T was responsible for activating the data plan. I contacted AT&T and while the person I spoke to was very helpful they had no idea of how to setup an unlimited account for the IPad-3G. After an hour of them trying to find someone to help I was informed by AT&T that I could not sign up for the unlimited data plan and would have to choose either one of the 2 new ones. The At&T customer service rep did open and case and promosed to call me back this afternoon so I will post any updates when I hear back form AT&T.
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  • Mykll0 Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
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    Jun 7, 2010 12:03 PM (in response to jdnedge)
    I will be very interested in seeing what happens with this, just for curiosity's sake. Especially those that ordered before the 7th and get it after the 7th. My mom has been bugging me ever since I got mine in, but is now glad I didn't get her one just because of what AT&T is doing. But then she fell in love with it again after using it for a few hours. So I may still be out a few hundred dollars. Dang mothers.
    iPhone 2G, iPhone OS 3.1.3, Intel iMac OS 10.5.8, iPad 3G 64 GB
  • snoopster57 Calculating status...
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    Jun 7, 2010 1:19 PM (in response to jdnedge)
    Please do update us on your experience trying to get the promised unlimited plan. I have a gift iPad arriving on the 9th and would like to know if I need to return it due to broken promises by ATT. Thanks!
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    Jun 7, 2010 2:51 PM (in response to georgia taylor)
    Just got a call back from AT&T the customer service representive gave me the case number but still had no answers. Will keep updated.
  • snoopster57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 10:32 AM (in response to jdnedge)
    Thanks. I am eager to hear so I know whether I'll be returning the 3G once it arrives tomorrow.
  • jdnedge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 11:27 AM (in response to snoopster57)
    After numerous phone conversations and waiting, I'm now waiting for AT&T advanced Tech. to get back to me this afternoon. They are in the process of trying to figure out how to acitvate my IPad for the unlimited dat pla.
    From what I was finally told by AT&T, Ipads ordered before June 6 will be eligible for the unlimted data plan. It should automatically show up as an option when you acitvate you cellular plan. My Ipad was from what I have been told not registered but they are working on doing that now.
    I will follow up when I have heard back from AT&T and activated my account
    Hope this helps the others that were as confused as I was on whether the unlimited plan would be available to people that ordered before June 6.
  • DimkinB Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 1:37 PM (in response to jdnedge)
    Hi.

    Did you have to provide any proof of purchase to ATT so they could see a purchase date?

    Thanks.
  • jspratjr Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 2:16 PM (in response to DimkinB)
    It's actually ordered "before June 7th", not June 6th
  • jdnedge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 2:36 PM (in response to jspratjr)
    Yes, June 7th Monday.
    No proof of purchase was needed since they should, per AT&T, already come with the option for the uinlimited data plan when you go to sign up for an account through your IPad.

    Message was edited by: jdnedge
  • TheFullMonteKaraoke Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 2:52 PM (in response to jspratjr)
    APPLE's website specifically says,

    Data per month Price per month
    250MB/month $14.99
    2GB/month $25.00
    Unlimited* $29.99
    _* Available if ordering iPad from the Apple Online Store by +June 6+_

    Small time frame but one day makes a huge difference!
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  • jdnedge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 9, 2010 10:43 AM (in response to TheFullMonteKaraoke)
    Still waiting for the unlimited data plan. After not hearing back from AT&T I contacted Apple Support again today.
    I was then transferred to a person at AT&T that was suppossed to help me. The person at AT&T tried several things but then came back and said nothing would work and I would have to take one of the new plans.
    Absolutely not, I bought the more expensive IPad 3G on May 21, 2010 specifically for the unlimited data plan not the new plans.
    I cannot believe it has been 3 days since I recieved my IPad 3G and I still have yet to have this issue resolved especially considering that Apple's own website states:

    *What are the 3G data plan options from AT&T?*

    *There are two monthly data plans: 250MB or 2GB. Customers who order iPad from the Apple Online Store by June 6th will also qualify to purchase an unlimited monthly plan. There’s no contract, and you can sign up and change your service right on your iPad. In addition, AT&T data plans include unlimited access to over 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots at locations including Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, and more.*

    Unbelieveable!
    IPAd 3G
  • QuE1999 Calculating status...
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    Jun 12, 2010 9:55 AM (in response to jdnedge)
    Hey so anything new from AT&T? My iPad 3g order was placed on May 30th, and I'm dreading going thru what you are going through right now.. Good luck, and I'm really hoping they got you the unlimited data plan that you are absolutely eligible for!
    iPad 3G, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Btruppert Calculating status...
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    Jun 12, 2010 1:37 PM (in response to QuE1999)
    I ordered my ipad on May 23rd. It arrived at my house on June 7th. When I opened the menu for ordering 3G, it listed all 3 plans ($15, $25, and Unlimited) I bought the unlimited with no issues.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3), na
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