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Turning iPad data plan on/off
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Aug 10, 2010, 05:22 PM
I got a wifi iPad a bit ago and I think iPad is enough computer to take with me on the road for light web surfing, etc. So I was thinking about replacing it with a 3G model to make it truly road-worthy.

Thing is, I don't want the extra fee every month when I'm not on the road. So, what's the deal with how often you can activate/deactivate the data service? If I'm going to be gone for a weekend can I do just the weekend? Can I pay for just a week or a month? Is there an activation fee for when you start the plan?

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Aug 10, 2010, 05:59 PM
AFAIK, you pay by month, no smaller increments.

I assume you turn it on/off by adding or dropping that feature on the AT&T website.

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Aug 11, 2010, 11:11 AM
It's a month by month plan, pay as you go. You can manage your account from the iPad. I signed up for one month when I was travelling, then I cancelled so it wouldn't renew for the next month. It's pretty simple and flexible. There is no activation fee, so you can turn it on and off as you please.
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Aug 12, 2010, 08:11 AM
Is it as simple as going into SETTINGS, then into CELLULAR DATA and clicking the CELLULAR DATA button to OFF? Or do you have to go into VIEW ACCOUNT and then do something?
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