Apple’s iPad was released today but those wanting 3G service will have to wait a bit longer. The 3G iPad models will be available “Late April” and will run for $629 (16GB), $729 (32GB) and $829 (64GB). All the iPad models are Wi-Fi enabled, enabling you to surf, email, and watch movies whenever a wireless network is available. But for those of you always on the road the backup 3G service is essential.
Service plans for the 3G service offered from AT&T will run $14.99 a month for 250MB data download, or unlimited usage for $29.99 a month. The plans are no-contract by the way, so you don’t have to worry about signing your life away.
Setting up the 3G service is easy enough. On your iPad, go to “Settings” and choose “Cellular Data.” Then enter your user info, select a plan and payment method.