AT&T international data plans for iPad detailed, costs are still high

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Those iPad 3G owners who have standing plans for a romantic trip with your new iToy to Paris in the fall, or the Mediterranean this winter might want to think again. AT&T has released the international data roaming plans for Apple’s latest creation, and the pricing is still out of control not cheap. The available “Data Global Add-On” packs look like this:

  • 20 MB: $24.99/month
  • 50 MB: $59.99/month
  • 100 MB: $119.99/month
  • 200 MB: $199.99/month

The packs can be purchased directly from the iPad 3G by navigating to: Settings > Cellular Data. The international roaming pricing is in line with the international data packs for the iPhone; however, the iPad add-ons do not auto-renew every month. The iPad also gives you the option to schedule when the data bucket will be added to your account, allowing you to purchase/schedule the service before you travel — the add-on packs stay in effect for 30 days, and you must have a domestic data plan in order to purchase an international data plan. What do you think? It’s 2010, is $1.00-$1.25/MB still too much to be paying for international data, or have we been spoiled with our unlimited data buckets in the U.S.?

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