We know there are plans of tie up between the big red network Verizon and Apple with the CDMA version of iPhone.News is that Verizon has gone official with its plans to offer the iPad in its brick-and-mortar stores starting on October 28.In addition to Verizon AT&T is also getting iPad on the same day.
Verizon will be bundling the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot with WiFi-only iPad models for $830 for 64GB, $730 for 32GB, and $630 for 16GB.Currently only one access plan on offer for now, granting users 1GB of monthly data allowance in exchange for $20 and no contractual commitments. AT&T will match the release date and upfront prices for each model, although its iPads will be of the WiFi + 3G variety, eschewing the need for a bundled MiFi; plan pricing will continue at 200MB for $15 or 2GB for $25 monthly.
According to an FAQ on Verizon’s website, spotted by AppleInsider, there are a pair of other service plans after all: $35 for 3GB and $50 for 5GB, each with penalties of $10 per gigabyte of overage.As the publication notes, these are pretty nifty deals compared to Verizon’s usual data rates, however the FAQ also stipulates that “customers will only be eligible for the new bundle data plans when purchasing the iPad and MiFi 2200 promotional bundle.”
AT&T also confirmed that it will bring all three WiFi + 3G models to its retail shelves starting October 28th. AT&T will offer the 3G-enabled iPad with a price tag of $629 for 16GB model, $729 for 32GB model, and $829 for 64GB model. Domestic data plans for iPad are priced at $14.99 per month for 250MB and $25 per month for 2GB with no term contract. The version with 3G will include a no-contract data plan priced at $14.99 per month for 250MB or $25 per month for 2GB.
- 16GB iPad Wi-Fi + MiFi for $629.99
- 32GB iPad Wi-Fi + MiFi for $729.99
- 64GB iPad Wi-Fi + MiFi for $829.99
This Verizon iPad is good news for both Verizon and Apple as they two companies will benefit from the expanded sales during the upcoming holiday shopping season. It is also good news for those hoping to snag one of those rumored iPhones that are supposedly landing on Verizon Wireless next year.
If these two companies can come to terms over Apple’s popular tablet device, they may be able to strike a similar agreement over the iPhone. While this does not confirm the existence of a Verizon Wireless iPhone, it does bode well that a CDMA iPhone could land on Verizon if and when it is launched. Rumors suggest this CDMA iPhone may also launch on China Telecom and in India. It is also expected to be a mixed-mode CDMA/GSM device. Anyone excited by the prospect of a CDMA/GSM-connected iPhone on Verizon?