Today is a big day for the iPad in the US. It is now on sale at both Verizon and AT&T retail stores, as Apple continues to amp up its distribution chain as the holiday season hits.
AT&T is selling only the three iPad WiFi + 3G models, which are coincidentally the only ones that offer an on-device potential revenue source for the carrier. Verizon is selling the three WiFi only models, bundled with their MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot router at the same price as the iPad 3G models from AT&T.
Here’s more details on the data plan pricing from the two carriers:
AT&T will offer data plans at $14.99 for 250MB per month, and $25 per month for 2GB of data with no term contract. Those plans also include unlimited access to AT&T’s more than 23,000 domestic Wi-Fi Hot Spots. The iPads sell for $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.
On Verizon, iPad customers will be able to buy 1GB of data for $20 per month, 3GB for $35, or a $50-per-month plan that gets 5GB of data. Unlike the iPad AT&T will sell, Verizon’s iPad does not have built-in 3G and will require use of the MiFi mobile router for non-Wi-Fi Internet connections.
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News via: Apple Insider