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New AT&T Plans and iPad 3G Shortage Incite Shopping Panic

Something AT&T didn’t expect when it changed their plans on Monday was the influx of customers who are now racing to purchase an iPad 3G in hopes of getting on the old $30 Unlimited plan, which ends June 7th. The New York Times reports that many customers are downright dissatisfied with AT&T’s new policies, and with the iPad 3G at a shortage, they’re panicking they’ll have to settle for presumably worse. Not wanting to lose potential customers, however, AT&T is considering allowing people to pre-purchase iPad 3G units and sign up for the plan they want as to alleviate people’s fears. Still, even if many are arguing that these plans are actually better for you, I argue that a savings in only $5 doesn’t constitute capped data; many customers (even if many are uninformed) are incredibly concerned about these new policies. AT&T, you may want to make a special exception for the iPad as to uphold the original strategy.

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