On October 28th, the Apple iPad Wi-Fi + MiFi will be available in Verizon Wireless stores, while AT&T will begin selling the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G in-stores on the same day.
Verizon is bundling the iPad Wi-Fi model with its MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, which converts Verizon's 3G to Wi-Fi. The MiFi 2200 is small enough to fit in a pocket and allows customers to create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing the high-speed Internet connectivity of the Verizon Wireless 3G Mobile Broadband network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The MiFi 2200's rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of active use and 40 hours of standby time on a single charge.
Verizon Wireless will offer three bundles, all featuring an iPad Wi-Fi model and a Verizon MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, for a suggested retail price of:
- $629.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 16GB + MiFi
- $729.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 32GB + MiFi
- $829.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 64GB + MiFi
Verizon Wireless is offering a monthly access plan to iPad customers of up to 1GB of data for just $20 a month. In addition, Verizon Wireless will also offer all three iPad Wi-Fi models on a stand-alone basis.
AT&T Offering the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G
Not to be outdone, AT&T will begin selling all three iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models also on October 28. AT&T will offer customers 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad, complete with Apple's easy on-device activation and management. All iPad data plans are available without a term contract and include unlimited access to AT&T's 23,000+ domestic Wi-Fi Hot Spots.
All iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available beginning Thursday, October 28 in AT&T Stores across the US for a suggested retail price of:
- $629.99 for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB
- $729.99 for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB
- $829.99 for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 64GB.
Domestic data plans for iPad are priced at $14.99 per month for 250MB and $25 per month for 2GB with no term contract. Both plans include unlimited access to AT&T's 23,000+ domestic Wi-Fi Hot Spots.