Everything you need to know about iPad 3G service plans from AT&T

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.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.