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RUMOR: Apple's iPad May Be Heading to Verizon

The latest iPad rumor circulating the news network stems from a "highly placed source" claiming that Verizon is testing the Apple tablets on its network. While nothing has been confirmed or denied by either company, the model currently in testing is a CDMA-compatible device. There was also mention of an LTE version (4G), however no other details were provided.

The news comes at the heels of AT&T's recent changes to the iPad data plans, shedding the $30 unlimited plan for a less data-consuming $25/month for 2 GB option. "iPad customers will continue to pre-pay for their wireless data plan and no contract is required," AT&T said. "Existing iPad customers who have the $29.99 per month unlimited plan can keep that plan or switch to the new $25 per month plan with 2 GB of data."

As for Verizon, it's highly possible that the company is indeed testing the iPad. After all, there doesn't seem to be any kind of exclusivity agreement between Apple and AT&T in regards to the tablet. Throw in the fact that Android 2.2 (Froyo) will offer an Internet hotspot for the Apple device, Verizon may eventually sell both the Wi-Fi and (speculated) CDMA iPads to its already-contracted customers at a possible discount. Owners of both the iPad and a Froyo-based smartphone wouldn't really need AT&T's service.

As with any rumor, there's always a sliver of truth packed in, so stay tuned as more information is revealed over the next few months.

  • AT&T is nothing but a bunch of bloodsuckers!!!!! I hope Apple screws them in the end.
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  • descendency
    I heard you can use the iPod Touch while on Verizon too.
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  • The CDMA version won't be out until the first Android tablet is out around Christmas. So Ipad Q1 2011.
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  • totheshed
    descendencyI heard you can use the iPod Touch while on Verizon too.
    Yes, if you own a smartphone on the Verizon network, you can jailbreak your iTouch and steal the 3G from it. But who would want to pay an extra $30/mo for an iTouch to have 3G service? That is the point of the iPhone. Unfortunately Verizon and Apple are unable to compromise.
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  • pharge
    By the way, have you heard that AT&T is ditching their unlimited plan? dropping the $29.99/month unlimited plan to $25/month with 2GB cap and $10 for another 1GB?

    Time to move to Verizon
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  • pharge
    oops forgot to include the link of the new I was talking about.

    http://gizmodo.com/5553418/att-just-killed-unlimited-wireless-data-and-screwed-everybody-in-the-process
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  • pharge
    By the way... one off off topic news....

    Somebody has published some stats on internet pron..

    Some of the stats in there are pretty shocking! Specially the #11

    http://gizmodo.com/5552899/finally-some-actual-stats-on-internet-porn

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  • San Pedro
    phargeBy the way... one off off topic news.... Somebody has published some stats on internet pron..Some of the stats in there are pretty shocking! Specially the #11http://gizmodo.com/5552899/finally ernet-porn
    I got a kick out of #9.
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  • j51
    hmmm... talking about AT&T...

    there is another news about AT&T today "AT&T warns customer that emailing the CEO will result in a cease and desist letter"

    (http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/02/atandt-warns-customer-that-emailing-the-ceo-will-result-in-a-cease/)

    hmm... Jobs maybe the worse person on the earth.. but at least he answers his e-mails without having a lawyer going after the person.
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  • tinnerdxp
    I appreciate this to be the US site and relevant article in the States... But why does this article appear on the .co.uk site? It's irrelevant, not important and not really news either...
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