iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Models Coming to AT&T on Oct 28, Verizon to Sell iPad Wi-Fi model with MiFi 2200 the Same Day

Written By Sam on 15 October 2010

Planning to go gadget shopping this holiday season? Read this. Apple has announced that iPad will be available at over 2,000 Verizon Wireless (VZW) stores in the US beginning October 28. The same day AT&T will make all three iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models available at more than 2,200 AT&T stores nationwide.

Verizon 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. On the other hand, AT&T will offer customers 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad, complete with Apple’s 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.

iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in an intuitive way. Users can browse the web, read and send e-mail, share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read eBooks and much more, all using iPad’s Multi-Touch user interface. iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models are 0.5 inches thick and weigh around 1.6 pounds.

The MiFi 2200 hot spot 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 Verizon Wireless 3G Mobile Broadband network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The device’s rechargeable battery claims to provide up to four hours of active use and 40 hours of standby time on a single charge.

Pricing and Availability

AT&T: All iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available beginning October 28 in AT&T Stores across the US for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 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.

VZW: Customers can sign up for more information on Apple’s iPad together with Verizon Wireless’ MiFi 2200 at www.verizonwireless.com/iPad, at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store.

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