Why Does AT&T Automatically Turn on Cellular Data on the iPad Without Telling You?

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  1. patrickj

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  2. Psyrix

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    AT&T has nothing to do with this. It is an iOS feature. Verizon iPads do exactly the same thing. So you might want to take the post down and rewrite it with no mention of any cellular provider since they are not at fault.
     
  3. fury

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    It probably does this because it needs to access the cellular data network (and thereforee report its ESN/IMEI/IMSI) to access the account for security reasons. And I agree, it is a bad idea for them to leave it on when exiting. Probably a bug that needs to be reported to the bug reporter. http://bugreport.apple.com/
     
  4. patrickj

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    I'm not going to take the post down. I've updated it and submitted a bug report as Fury suggested.
     
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    I didn't ask you to take it down. I suggested you should take it down and rewrite it properly. Instead you decided to simply make it easy on yourself and added a simple disclaimer/update at the bottom. Which in my opinion now makes your post completely useless since you had the chance to fix it properly and purposefully choose not to.
     
  6. patrickj

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    I'm not in the habit of taking a post down and rewriting it from scratch, as if it never happened. Instead, when it's warranted, I update them with pertinent information. Most readers seem to accept that, as it's a pretty standard practice for tech sites like mine. Sorry it doesn't meet your standards.
     
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    Don't apologize to me. Apologize to the people that have to read a very inaccurate article where the disclaimer is just a few sentences that some people will never make it to.
     
  8. patrickj

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    Here's a little clue for you: my sorry above was not chock full of sincerity.
     
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    Obviously. You don't take researching your articles and information properly, why should anything else be different in your life?
     
  10. psylichon

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    Stop antagonizing, Psyrix. You've made your point enough times. Move along.
     

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