I have an iPad 2 with Verizon 3G. I've activated the prepaid one-month 3G service, based on the clear instructions on the Verizon website. The activation went smoothly, and I've had excellent 3G service. My service plan is for one month--1gb for $20. Now I want to stop the 3G service for a couple of months and then restart the service for another month. This kind of stopping and restarting service is what the iPad ads highlighted as a benefit of the 3G plans.
My question is, How do I stop the service, and then how do I restart the service later? I've found no instructions on doing this on either the Verizon or Apple websites (nor anywhere else). And I've gotten conflicting advice from the good folks at the Apple store and from Verizon support staff.
One view is that I merely turn "Cellular Data" off from within "Settings" (Settings-->Cellular Data-->Cellular Data-->Off) before the end of my one-month service term. I'm told that I will not be charged for another month until I next turn the "Cellular Data" back on. Turning "Cellular Data" back on, I'm told, will automatically initiate another one-month of service at my previous plan level.
Another view is that I have to completely cancel the service from within "My Account" to stop the service and not be charged for the next month. Then when I want to restart service a couple of months later, I will need to go through the whole activation process from the beginning, just as I did when I initially activated 3G service.
If you have had experience stopping and restarting the Verizon 3G prepaid service for iPad 2, I would greatly appreciate knowing how you did it and what, if any, problems you encountered. In particular, did you have to reset your account under "Subscriber Services" in "Settings"?