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cellular plan for ipad and iphone

by Dianna Cagle / October 27, 2012 3:37 PM PDT

Was looking to buy refurbished ipad with wifi and cellular. Already an ATT customer, so if I sign up for cellular with them for my ipad will that also cover iphone, or will I need different cellular plan for each

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You can't....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / October 27, 2012 10:38 PM PDT

....officially have only one plan for two devices. However, with a wifi connection a VOIP like Skype or Vonage would allow you to avoid paying for a monthly cellular phone #. You could pay for a wifi connection on the iPad. Let us know what happens.

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I have both devices
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 28, 2012 2:35 AM PDT

And find that I rarely need to use the cellular function of the iPad. I buy it on a monthly basis as, and when, I need to.
I'm using it now, sitting on the beach in NC, watching Hurricane Sandy go on its way up the east coast.

99% of the time I am able to use wi-fi to communicate


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