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Best Buy gives free 3G, 4G routers with iPad bundles

updated 08:35 pm EST, Sun December 19, 2010

Best Buy bundling free MiFi, Overdrive with iPad

Best Buy has quietly started up a new promo that gives away a free 3G or 4G router with an iPad, store visitors discovered on Sunday. Those who buy any Wi-Fi iPad and start up a two-year data plan can get either a MiFi on AT&T, a Fivespot on Verizon or an Overdrive on Sprint. Terms spotted by 9to5Mac reveal the discounts are due to end January 2.

The bundle is a major discount over the carrier-run deals, which either require a full 3G iPad (at AT&T) or include a router but cost as much as buying the 3G iPad by itself (Verizon). It's not clear if these require a plan above the minimum from each network.

Neither Apple nor Best Buy has confirmed whether or not the deals were jointly planned or if they were run independently. They nonetheless point to an eagerness to move stock by the end of the holidays and that Best Buy is willing to take a financial hit on one or both. A replacement iPad isn't the probable cause, as the sequel isn't unofficially anticipated until April.


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  1. MyRightEye

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    Joined: Apr 2008

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    April?

    Sorry. Apple will be breaking with tradition and releasing iPad 2 before April.

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