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VIDEO: Verizon's New iPad Commercial

Verizon Wireless uploaded a brand new commercial to YouTube advertising Apple's iPad using the MiFi 2200 Portable Hotspot. It also puts an emphasis on the mobility aspects of the tablet (despite Mark Zuckerberg stating otherwise), shedding the typical four-wall confinement and actually bringing the iPad outside (gasp).

Verizon Wireless began selling Apple's iPad on October 28. Because the device isn't compatible with Verizon's CDMA network, the carrier is only selling Wi-Fi versions bundled with its super-portable, pocket-sized MiFi device.

But that also means the bundles are rather pricy, costing $629.99 for the 16 GB bundle, $729.99 for the 32 GB bundle, and $829.99 for the 64 GB bundle. Monthly data fees include 1 GB for $20, 3 GB for $35, 5 GB for $50, and 10 GB for $80.

According to Verizon, customers will need to sign a service agreement for the 3G Plans with the MiFi device, but the plans will be available on a month-to-month basis without any termination fees.

In comparison, AT&T sells the Wi-Fi + 3G 16 GB model for $629, the 32 GB model for $729, and the 64 GB model for $829. The carrier's two domestic plans cost $14.99 per month for 250 MB and $25 per month for 2 GB, both of which do not require contracts. Plans are active for 30 days or until depleted.

  • zak_mckraken
    So they're selling their bundles for .99¢ more while offering a MiFi, but no 3G? It's kinda more of the same.

    Also, AT&T have pretty crappy data plans. And a pretty crappy coverage. And a pretty crappy service.
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  • DaddyW123
    Sounds like the verizon package is a better deal to me. Sure it's an extra device - but with AT&T, ONLY the iPad gets network. With Verizon's, you get to share it with your laptop, your cell phone (if your data plan on your phone is running low), or whatever else wifi divice you happen to have near by.
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