By Jim Karpen on Tue, 05/04/2010
Of course, I like the fact that the iPad 3G can connect to the Internet anywhere a cell phone signal is available. But right up front I'll tell you that 250MB won't be enough for many people. I got my iPad 3G last Friday and used it a while in the afternoon. The next morning I checked and found that I'd already used 47MB of the 250MB that I had paid $15 for. (It didn't help that a friend of mine played with it for a few minutes and downloaded the 20MB iBooks app.) So inevitably I'm going to run out. There's a great article in TidBITs that explains what's next — and every detail you need to know about the data plans, canceling service, how much it costs when you're abroad, what all the options are, etc. This is a must-read for iPad 3G owners. Also, it walks you through the steps of buying a data plan, including screen shots.