AT&T to Introduce $5 Per Day 250MB iPad Data Passes, $25 3-Month 1GB Data Plan

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attlogo375wide.jpgAT&T senior vice president Chris Penrose today announced that AT&T plans to introduce a new $5 daily 250MB data plan for tablet users who want to use cellular data occasionally, reports AllThingsD. Penrose announced the news at today’s GigaOM Mobilize conference in San Francisco and the company hopes the offering will entice users to purchase cellular devices over Wi-Fi models.

"We really think that a Wi-Fi only tablet is good, but it is not good enough," said AT&T senior VP Chris Penrose, speaking at the event. The cost of adding a cellular module to tablets is also going down, Penrose said.

"We’ve seen that price go down substantially over the past several years,” Penrose said. “Ultimately we’d like to see tablet manufacturers build just one tablet."

Along with $5 day passes, the company also plans to introduce a $25 plan that provides 1GB of data that can be used over a three month period. The two new plans will be offered in addition to AT&T's existing $10 Mobile Share data plan for iPads.

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89 months ago
They just don't get it
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89 months ago

They just don't get it


Oh, I get it. You want everything for nothing.

I think you don't get the idea why they are offering it. It's for an occasional user, who may just need access for a day. It's not designed for a heavy user, it's for someone who only needs access now and again and doesn't need a hefty plan with GBs of data they don't use. If you want that, you get the share plan and include your iPad.

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$5 for 250MB is ridiculous. You can't even watch a single movie on Netflix with 250MB. What garbage.

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Because AT&T makes you pay twice to use the same data.


It's not for someone who wants to be streaming movies.

If you want more data, get the mobile share plan, add your iPad and done. Not making you pay twice for anything.
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89 months ago
meanwhile europe is laughing at this. i just got a prepaid rechargable sim with 1GB for 9€ in spain
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89 months ago
$5 for 250MB is ridiculous. You can't even watch a single movie on Netflix with 250MB. What garbage.

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Why not just Hotspot to your iPad from your iPhone :D


Because AT&T makes you pay twice to use the same data.
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89 months ago
The "cost" of adding cellular to a tablet had gone down. Meanwhile the "price" of doing so has not.
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89 months ago
I currently pay $15/mo for 250mb of data for an iPad I use as a cash register. If I'm able to switch to the $25 3-month 1GB plan, I'll save $80/year and actually have more data available
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