AT&T Confirms "Unlimited" Data Plan for iPad 3G is Really Unlimited



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With Verizon's current promotion selling 2 Palm Pre Plus phones for $49.99 and no charge for a 5 computer MiFi connection to the Palms, maybe those interested in iPads would be better off skipping the 3G models and just hooking up to a Pre on Verizon.



The catch here is that you have buy an iPad, no?



There's always a limit to "Unlimited", especially coming from a Telcom.  Just read the fine prints.



From the horses mouth...

"AT&T's wireless data coverage reaches 303 million people -- or 97% of the U.S. population, where they live and work. AT&T has the nation's fastest 3G network. This network covers 233 million people or 75% of the population."

AT&T should let people test-drive their data network for a week for free, so people who haven't been on the AT&T/cingular network for a long time or never have been wouldn't make such silly statements.

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.



I DID have ATT service and it was terrible. Sure, ATT does cover 97% of americans, just not with fast data speeds via 3G. I was down in Holmes County Ohio, about 20miles south of where I live. I still had 3G speeds on my Samsung Omnia with Verizon. My unfortunate brother in law who still had ATT didnt even have a signal on his Blackberry Curve (yes, it was fully updated...) He didnt get a signal for pretty much the entire time we were in that county, and didnt even get data connectivity until he was nearly home. Look, I'm not sure how well ATT's coverage works in other areas of the country, but I am speaking from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE that ATT's 3G coverage or coverage period, totally and utterly SUCKS in the greater cleveland area. I don't care what any of their "maps" say. 



Since when is 3G fast enough to stream netflix? I have a hard enough time streaming 128k internet radio on my 3G device. And thats in a strong signal area!!! (I use Verizon) Netflix streaming? Possibly.... if your RIGHT NEXT to the tower and are willing to not move or touch the device while streaming. Even then, I'm sure it will be Netflix streaming at the lowest quality level. Who wants that? And considering ATT's paltry 3G network, I doubt it will even be possible for all but a fortunate few.

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