Verizon to join AT&T in selling Apple's iPad

Oct 14, 2010
The iPad 3G

(AP) -- In a sign of warming relations between the two companies, Verizon Wireless is going to start selling Apple Inc.'s iPad at the end of this month, the companies said Thursday.

The news follows published reports that Verizon Wireless will start selling a version of the early next year. The companies have not confirmed the reports, and Verizon Wireless has downplayed the possibility of an iPhone for its current network.

AT&T Inc. is Apple's exclusive U.S. carrier for the iPhone. It's also the only U.S. carrier that's compatible with the "3G" version of the iPad, which allows for cellular data access.

Verizon Wireless won't sell the 3G version. Instead, it will sell the Wi-Fi version, with the option of bundling it with a "MiFi" gadget for about $130. MiFi, a Post-It-pad sized, battery-powered device, connects to Verizon's 3G network and relays the data to the iPad via Wi-Fi. Data plans will start at $20 per month for 1 gigabyte.

The iPad is also sold by several retail chains, including Best Buy Inc. AT&T said separately Thursday that will also begin selling the iPad in its stores on Oct. 28. The carrier's data plans for the start at $15 per month.

is a joint venture of Verizon Communications Inc. of New York and Vodafone Group PLC of Britain.

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plasticpower
not rated yet Oct 14, 2010
Good good, still waiting for a Verizon iPhone.. ATT is getting really annoying in this area. I forgot the last time I was able to place a call longer than 30 seconds without dropping a call out of my apartment with full bars and 3G service. Speaking of 3G service, I forgot the last time I was able to load a full page at home without using WiFi.. And I don't even live in the supposedly really congested areas.
dilbert
not rated yet Oct 22, 2010
What's with all these crappy service plans. 1 Gig a month for 20 dollars?! In the age of Youtube, Hulu, and Netflix this is all you get? Crazy.

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