When I traveled to Japan a few years ago we took an AT&T data card with us and enabled the international plan. The fees were horrendous and almost made it cheaper to lose business than to pay AT&T to stay connected.
Now with the iPad AT&T is charging $200 a month for a lowly 200mb of data. That is absurd.
Especially considering this tidbit from John Brownlee:
What’s most absurd is that since the iPad is sold unlocked, you should be able to just travel abroad, pick up a 3G micro SIM from a local carrier and use their iPad 3G at local rates without a contract. Who is AT&T trying to fool here?
That would seem logical, and if you have tried this please be sure to write and let me know if it works.