Earlier today we told you that the online Apple store is down and Apple might add the iPad to its products list. That’s exactly what happened so you can now pre-order this bad boy. Apple also posted details regarding iPad 3G Service Sign-Up and Management.
Users can choose from either of two contract-free data plans in the U.S. through AT&T: $14.99 per month for 250 MB or $29.99 for unlimited data. Customers can sign up for service directly on the iPad and can cancel or re-enroll at any time. Data service is activated on the iPad through its Settings application, offering a simple screen allowing the user to select a plan and a credit card payment method.
Once access is activated, the application offers a clear overview of the customer’s service details, including active dates of service and amount of data used and amount/time remaining for customers on the 250 MB plan. Apple also notes that customers on the 250 MB plan will received three alerts (20%, 10%, and 0% remaining) to keep them apprised of their remaining data limits.
Users can also easily manage their service through the Settings application, allowing them to change plans or cancel service automatically at the end of any billing period. Users on the 250 MB service plan can also select to automatically boost their plan to unlimited service once they reach their limit.
AT&T’s 3G service plans for the iPad also provide users with access to over 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots. And all iPad models support 802.11n Wi-Fi for optimum performance.