$40 iPad 3G settlement checks from Apple, AT&T begin arriving

Checks, as a result of a settlement from Apple and AT&T from the original iPad WiFi + 3G model, in the amount of $40 are beginning to arrive for U.S. customers. The settlement is from a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of iPad 3G owners who bought Apple's original first generation slate on the promise that it would allow users to stop and start a $30 unlimited monthly data plan at any time, a plan that AT&T had terminated about a month after the iPad was announced.

AT&T had subsequently switched to metered data plans, terminating the original $30 unlimited deal, though customers who are grandfathered into that plan were allowed to keep the unlimited data offering until they canceled.

Late last year, both companies agreed to settle the lawsuit and agreed to offer iPad customers $40 as a result of this abrupt change in data plan change, and now customers are reporting that they are starting to receive their checks in the mail.

iPad 3G settlement check

Did you buy the iPad WiFi + 3G in the U.S. where AT&T was the exclusive service provider at the time? Have you received your check yet?

Source: 9to5 Mac