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Verizon Will Sell iPad+MiFi Bundles, Starting Oct 28th 135

wiredmikey quotes from today's much-anticipated announcement from Apple that Verizon is joining the iPad club, which means that: "iPad will be available at over 2,000 Verizon Wireless Stores nationwide beginning Thursday, October 28. 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 and $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." Since the Verizon bundles don't seem to offer the kind of subsidy that many phone purchases do, it would make sense to shop around for the same functionality (Wi-Fi iPad + 3G service) from other carriers. For instance, if you live within Sprint's city-centric 3G footprint, and want more than 1GB of data, Virgin Mobile's branded MiFi offers unlimited transfer (within the limit of the network — it's no FiOS, but I've used it with Skype and Google Voice) for $40/month.
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Verizon Will Sell iPad+MiFi Bundles, Starting Oct 28th

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  • *gb/month (Score:3, Funny)

    by dazedNconfuzed ( 154242 ) on Thursday October 14, 2010 @03:24PM (#33898998)

    [quietly gloats over $30/mo unlimited]
    [quietly laments strangling of XX&X users with subsequent bandwidth-capped service]

  • Re:LAPtop (Score:5, Funny)

    by ColdWetDog ( 752185 ) on Thursday October 14, 2010 @04:18PM (#33899868) Homepage

    checking email while walking down a hall, reading ebooks in bed, web browsing on the train, games while curled up on the couch, listening to noise-suppressing music at work, checking house prices while driving thru a neighborhood, writing a book in the few-minute gaps between tasks/events, looking up conversation subjects over lunch, making VoIP calls walking to the car, checking traffic & weather when starting the car, trading stocks the moment you hear news of market activity, looking up & ordering books when a friend suggests one, reviewing news over breakfast, finding a suitable nearby restaurant while going out with friends, ... and yes, browsing pictures and watching YouTube -

    You might consider upping your Ritalin dose.

  • by toastar ( 573882 ) on Thursday October 14, 2010 @04:21PM (#33899904)

    What's an IPAD?

    It's a device that digitally lets you know when to plan the guys night out.

As Will Rogers would have said, "There is no such things as a free variable."