I noted earlier in the new iPad review that we weren’t allowed to buy pre-paid data on it with Telus. Well guess what? You can’t with Bell either! On Bell’s website it states on the 30-Day Pass that “this pass is only available on the first-generation iPad and the iPad 2″ meaning that new iPad owners are out of luck. Telus’ website also says roughly the same thing, “The new iPad does not support on device Prepaid iPad Activation and account management at this time” though when I spoke to a Telus rep last night, she seemed certain that it was possible to set up a pre-paid plan over the phone for 30 days, but they were having issues with my sim card.
Rogers website, however, doesn’t seem to say otherwise. I spoke to a sales rep who said that on-device activation for pre-paid plans should still work for the new iPad, but Rogers has proven in the past that they don’t tell their sales reps anything. Unfortunately, I can’t confirm whether this is true or not so if you have the new iPad and a Rogers sim card, please let us know if you’re able to activate a pre-paid plan.
No clue if this is a software issue with the new iPads not allowing pre-paid plans to go through, if it’s something to do with the new LTE network, or if it’s just a way for the Big 3 to try to get you to commit to their flex data plans.