If you’ve been itching to get your hands on an Apple iPad but you want to latch onto the “can you hear me now” network for wireless surfing, it looks like you’re in luck. Not only is Verizon going to start selling the Apple tablet; it’s going to bundle it with some MiFi action to boot.
It has been officially confirmed by VZW that the iPad will be arriving in its retail stores on October 28th, which is exactly two weeks from today. Should you feel so inclined, they’ll have three iPad + MiFi bundles. You get the 16GB model for $629.99, the 32GB model for $729.99, or the 64GB model for $829.99.
The caveat is, from what I can gather, these are just the WiFi-only versions of the iPad and not the 3G model. After all, the 3G-ness won’t work on the Big Red’s network anyhow, which is why they’re doing the MiFi business in the first place. If you already have a MiFi, you can jump over to a Verizon store to buy the 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB iPad on its own for $499, $599, and $699, respectively.
If you go with the bundles, though, you can go month-to-month on a 1GB/$20 data plan. This plan is only available to those who buy the bundle. On a related note, AT&T will start selling the WiFi+3G iPad on the same October 28th launch date for $629, $729, and $829.
Source: VZW, AT&T