iPad Will Be Available From AT&T and Verizon on October 28
Verizon will offer the Wi-Fi-only iPad models and they will be bundled with the carrier’s own MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot device, with pricing set at $630 for the 16GB, $730 for the 32GB, and $830 for the 64GB model.
According to Verizon’s website, there are new service plans for MiFi when purchased with an iPad from Verizon: prices start at $20 per month for 1GB of data, $35 for 3GB of data, and $50 for 5GB of data. It does state in its FAQ, however, that “customers will only be eligible for the new bundle data plans when purchasing the iPad and MiFi 2200 promotional bundle.”
AT&T will also offer Apple’s tablet device from October 28, and they will be matching Verizon’s prices for each model upfront, however, they will also stock the 3G model iPads, not just the Wi-Fi-only devices. This means that iPads from AT&T won’t require a separate mobile hotspot for data access.
AT&T’s service plans for data will continue at $15 for 200MB per month, and $25 for 2GB per month.[via Engadget]