Printed from http://www.electronista.com

More on Verizon iPad: plans up to 5GB, new iPads needed

updated 03:30 pm EDT, Thu October 14, 2010

Verizon explains extra 3G iPad plans

Verizon has quickly filled in details of its iPad + MiFi bundles beyond what was introduced this morning. It added that, beyond the $20 plan for 1GB, there will also be 3GB available for $35 each month and 5GB for $50 per month. Every plan is a steep discount over Verizon's regular plans, which include just 250MB for $35 and 5GB for $60.

The plans aren't prepaid but don't require a contract. Verizon warned, however, that buyers can't bring their own iPads: customers have to buy the iPad + MiFi bundle to get the lower rates, it said.

Overage on these also now follows a more AT&T-like approach on the iPad plans. The two upper plans will cost $10 extra per month for every 1GB of use over the official limit. Those on the starter plan will pay $20 for each 1GB over the cap as an attempt to steer users to the more profitable $35 plan.

The carrier also used the opportunity to head off speculation that the upcoming 4G launch might directly affect the iPad, noting that neither the MiFi 2200 nor the current iPad could use 4G. Verizon has said it plans to use tablets as a showcase for its LTE network's 12Mbps speeds but hasn't definitively explained which models would arrive, other than a roadmap leak of the Motorola Stingray.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. starwarrior

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2006

    +8

    Let the gouging begin

    Let the gouging begin.

  1. macnnoel

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Feb 2005

    +4

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    "customers have to buy the iPad + MiFi bundle to get the lower rates, it said

    Read more: http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/10/14/verizon.explains.extra.3g.ipad.plans/#ixzz12N2qjQ2I"

  1. dpicardi

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Sep 2006

    +3

    AT&T Better get Competitive

    with their 3G pricing...

  1. dpicardi

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Sep 2006

    +4

    The wifi plus mifi price

    is the same as the 3G ipad. Less convenient maybe, but less expensive if you plan to use 3G a lot.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Finding a speaker purpose-built for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, ...

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News