Your Apple iPad comes with several features that require Internet access, such as a Web browser and email. To use these features, you need to activate a data plan from AT&T. Apple enables you to sign up for a data plan directly from your iPad. Choose from one of AT&T's data plans, depending on how often you use the Internet on your iPad.
Tap "Settings" from your iPad's Home screen, then touch "Cellular Data" and "View Account."
Enter your user and login information.
Select one of the available data plans in the Recurring Domestic Plan Options section. Consider how much you plan to use your iPad, as charges will be incurred if you go over your limit.
Enter your payment information, then tap "Next," and agree to the terms of service.
Tap "Submit" on the Payment Summary page to confirm your order. Wait for AT&T to activate service on your iPad, then tap "OK."
- You can't use a rural route or P.O. box for your service address. You must used a street address.
- If you're not sure which data plan to buy, enter your average daily or monthly data usage in the AT&T Data Calculator (link in Resources).
- If you want to use your iPad internationally, tap "Add International Data" on the Payment Summary screen. You must set up service in the United States before you can use it in other countries.
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