AT&T Offering Big Discounts on Original iPad 3G Refurb Models

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AT&T are offering some big discounts on refurbished original iPad WiFi + 3G models. They’ve got offers including:

$329 for a refurbished 16GB WiFi + 3G iPad

$429 for a refurbished 64GB WiFi + 3G iPad

These are models that originally sold for $629 and $829 respectively if I remember rightly.

If you’re on the lookout for deals on the original iPad, for yourself or maybe a friend, you may want to check these offers out.

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AT&T Selling iPad V1 64GB 3G Model for Just $529

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Yesterday AT&T dropped the prices on all the iPad V1 Wifi + 3G models, to all-time low levels.

They’re offering the 16GB WiFi + 3G model for just $429, and the top-of-the-line 64GB WiFi + 3G model for just $529 – which is $300 less than its original price!

The 32GB models are already sold out an these offers are while supplies last. Stock is thought to be extremely low on these units by now, so if you’re looking for a great deal on a first-gen iPad 3G model, you may want to check out these offers real soon:

iPad 64GB WiFi + 3G

iPad 16GB WiFi + 3G

News Via: BGR

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How To Swap Your 3G Data Plan from Your Original iPad to Your iPad 2

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If you’ve got yourself a new 3G model of the iPad 2 this weekend and haven’t yet got rid of of your original 3G iPad, you can pull the Micro SIM card right out of you first gen iPad and slot it into your new iPad 2, to continue with whatever your current data plan is.

The Micro SIM is the little card that sits in a slot you may never have noticed on your 3G iPad and is used by AT&T to configure cellular data services on the device.

Hit the break for some quick tips on how to swap over your 3G data plan and Micro SIM from the V1 iPad to the iPad 2 …

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Verizon’s iPad Data Plans Looking Better than AT&T’s

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Chart Source: AllThingsDigital

When the iPad 2 launches later this week we’ll have a number of choices on models and versions. There are black and white models, 16,32, and 64GB storage options on all models, and now there are also three choices when it comes to connectivity for the device: WiFi only, WiFi + 3G via the AT&T network, and WiFi + 3G via the Verizon network.

As you can see from the chart above, Verizon’s data plans look very attractive, especially at the entry level – where they offer four times the amount of data usage (1GB compared to 250MB) for just $5 more per month. Their higher level plan offers 1GB more than AT&T’s (3GB and 2GB respectively) for $10 more per month. That seems quite a good deal too, if you feel you may need more than 2GB a month.

One important thing to keep in mind if you do much international travel is that Verizon’s CDMA technology is not widely used outside of North America; whereas AT&T’s GSM tech is. Sof if you plan to do a fair bit of international travel with your 3G iPad (and you need to have 3G available and not just make use of WiFi hotspots) then AT&T is clearly the better choice.

Happily, both AT&T and Verizon require no contract to use their iPad data plans. You can turn them on during any month, turn them off a month later, and turn back on as needed.

I am a happy AT&T customer. Their voice and data service has been largely reliable for me with my iPhones here in Austin, Tx, and I have had only one issue (an admin / billing screwup) in using their iPad data plan. Even so, as I do not travel much at all, I may go with a Verizon iPad 2. I like the look of their data plans and I’d like to see how much their US network lives up to its reputation.

How about you? For those of you in the US who are getting a 3G iPad 2, which carrier will you be going with?

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Now You Can Manage Your iPad 3G Data Online

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AT&T has announced that iPad 3G users can now manage data plans on any web browser. Before this new initiative you could only setup and manage iPad 3G cellular data plans on the device itself – and I can definitely say from first-hand experience that this can be more than a little flaky at times. I’ve had numerous occasions where I try to view my account or work with it on the iPad and I just get server errors and the pages fail to load, when web and email and all other connectivity on the iPad is going fine.

This is a handy new feature from AT&T, and might be especially useful if you are unfortunate enough to lose your iPad 3G.

To manage your iPad 3G cellular data, you just go to AT&T’s page for it here and click on the ‘Add data now’ button on the middle-right of the page: http://www.att.com/ipad.

News Via: 9to5Mac

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Verizon and AT&T Now Selling iPads

Today is a big day for the iPad in the US. It is now on sale at both Verizon and AT&T retail stores, as Apple continues to amp up its distribution chain as the holiday season hits. AT&T is selling only the three iPad WiFi + 3G models, which are coincidentally the only ones that [...]

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Brewery, Piss-up, AT&T, Organize, Couldn’t

Image Source: bestfunnystuff.com ‘He couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery’. That’s one of my favorite cut-down lines I learned during my time in the UK. And one that often applies very nicely to AT&T. Over the last couple of days I’ve seen a shining example of this; though to be fair also a good [...]

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No More Unlimited Data Plans for iPads with AT&T

AT&T is doing away with the $30/month unlimited data plan. Instead you’ll pay $25/month for 2GB: For new iPad customers, the $25 per month 2 GB plan will replace the existing $29.99 unlimited plan. iPad customers will continue to pre-pay for their wireless data plan and no contract is required. Existing iPad customers who have [...]

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