03-07-2012 1:18 PM
I have the fat iPad vesion 1 with unlimited data plan, can I transfer it to new iPad 3 ?
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03-16-2012 4:17 PM
03-16-2012 7:39 PM
03-17-2012 6:09 AM
Before I ordered my new iPad, I called AT&T's CS to confirm that my current Unlimited Data Plan would transfer to the new iPad. I was told it would. I then asked what exactly I needed to do to make the transfer. The person didn't know but put me on hold to ask someone who did. I was told that I needed to take my new iPad to the AT&T store and that they would make the transfer for me. I thought that was odd, since I never had to take my iPads to the store before. I was able to make the transfer from my first iPad to my iPad 2 myself online, but both of those iPads were 3G, so maybe switching to 4G required more steps?
However, to make a long story short, I decided to try it myself this morning anyway. I powered up my new iPad (how wonderful that you don't have to hook it up to a computer anymore!) to set up and when it guided me through the Cellular Data setup, it said I could log in with my existing account, which I did and the Unliminted Plan was automatically added to my new iPad. I then went online at
and, under Edit User and Payment Information, I changed the IMEI and ICCID numbers to my new iPad's numbers. I then turned my new iPad off and then back on (to reboot) and now all seems to be working fine. I checked my Cellular Data Account on my new iPad which confirms that my plan is the "DOM Unlimited MB for 30 days - LTE domestic."
All of this took about 5 minutes. No calling AT&T and no trip to the AT&T store!
Good luck and enjoy your new iPad!!
03-17-2012 10:37 AM - edited 03-17-2012 10:38 AM
I had original iPad with "unlimited" data plan. I transferred that to my new "New iPad" simply by going to setting>cellular data>turned on cellular data >selected view account and signed in with previous iPad1 data phone number and password. I was offered to select data plan for new iPad and I selected my DOM Unlimited and within minutes I had it on my New iPad. Oddly it was very easy; just be sure to select the unlimited plan you had in the menu offering.
03-17-2012 2:44 PM
Keep in mind that AT&T has started throttling unlimited data plans for iPhones at the 3 GB level ( same $30 cost of the limited plan). I would be surprised if they did not do the same for the iPad although I have not read anything about them doing so.
03-17-2012 7:49 PM
03-21-2012 8:37 PM - edited 03-21-2012 8:41 PM
03-25-2012 9:26 AM
I followed the instructions posted by others for moving my flat rate data plan to my new iPad. when setting up cellular service after logging in with my old account number, I did receive the unlimited plan option and selected it. When I later logged in to check my account status, the IMEI and ICCID numbers had been automatically changed to my new iPad. Yet, no cellular service. Is there something simple that I am overlooking?
03-25-2012 12:39 PM