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AT&T's iPad data plans to fetch $25 per 20MB outside of US

updated 09:45 pm EDT, Mon May 3, 2010

iPad Data Global Add-On matches iPhone pricing

AT&T has disclosed its pricing structure for international data plans for the 3G iPad, indicating similar fees currently tied to the iPhone. The costly "Data Global Add-On" options include four levels of usage, ranging from 25MB to 200MB. Customers will have to pay $25/month at the lowest level, while the 200MB plan fetches $200.

The global packages can be used in more than 90 countries. AT&T recommends purchasing a global option before departing on a trip, however the subscriptions do not automatically renew after each month of service.

The Data Global Add-Ons can be purchased directly from the iPad's Cellular Data settings pane. To align a month of service to a particular trip, customers can choose a specific start date. [via AppleInsider]

by MacNN Staff





  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969



    someday you'll be able to use your mobile device abroad without getting F'd in the A

  1. designr

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    This is why I will never buy another AT&T device.

  1. revco

    Joined: Dec 1969


    home is where the bandwidth is

    Traveling abroad is overrated anyway. If you must, stick to internet cafes.

  1. lamewing

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Yep, the prices are outlandish and are a prime example of taking advantage of their customers. I don't mind paying a fair price for a service, but those prices our completely unfair.

    I never thought I would walk away from my iPhone, but it looks like I may go with an iPod Touch for music and an android phone after my contract ends this summer.

    I really do prefer my iPhone and its apps, but I am tired of AT&T nonsense. If it turns out the other service providers are just as bad as AT&T I may bite the bullet and just reactivate my old dumb flip phone for calls and use a Touch for apps.

  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The iPad is unlocked! Why wouldn't you just get a local prepaid SIM with data?

  1. herojig

    Joined: Dec 1969


    insane prices

    those rates are just sick. how do you folks stand for such a rip off!

  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    punch/Xacto knife not included

    Micro SIM is not available yet, so be sure to carry a knife (remember to pack it in your check-in luggage).

  1. davidlfoster

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Market opportunity here...

    for a device like a pill cutter that cuts up normal SIMs to micro-size. Something the airport security staff will accept.

    AT&T does indeed suck. If there is any justice in our universe (probably not), someday I hope THEY pay for this despicable behavior. Maybe there is a level in h*** waiting for them.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    before you all blame AT+T

    rates are so high because AT+T has to pay charges to use networks in other nations, and some of the tariffs esp. in countries with legacy national telecoms, can be very high.

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    internet cafes

    i go to different places in europe almost every year mountain biking. there's internet cafe's everywhere and they're cheap cheap cheap. and not just in big cities, you can find them in the most unlikely places. only problem is you might have to wait for a computer in some of the more out of the way areas. did i mention cheap cheap cheap? yeah, not as convenient but... cheap.

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