These seem similar to what has been offered in the past, but I have\nnever used them. (Don't have an iPad, yet.)\n\nfrom: What you need to know about the third-generation iPad (FAQ)\n<[url]http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57393664-37/what-you-need-to-know-abou[/url]\nt-the-third-generation-ipad-faq/>\n\nHow much is the service from the carrier? And do I have to sign a\ncontract?\n\nApple released information on Thursday regarding the service plans from\ncarriers for the new iPad. As was available for the iPad, people who\npurchase the third-generation iPad can get a data service from AT&T that\nstarts at .99 for 250 MB of data per month. AT&T also offers a 3GB\nand 5GB monthly data plan that costs or , respectively. Verizon's\nleast expensive plan starts at , which gives users 1GB of data per\nmonth. The carrier's 2GB and 5GB options are and , respectively.\n\nYou do not need to sign up for a data plan. You can use it month to\nmonth with either carrier. That said, Verizon charges a activation\nfee when you sign up for service. But this fee is waived if you activate\nyour device using a credit card and pre-pay for the monthly service,\naccording to a Verizon spokeswoman.