Verizon Sees The iPad As An Opportunity To Sell Data Plans

Despite Apple once again teaming up with AT&T for the iPad’s data plan, Verizon doesn’t seem to be discouraged, especially once you take a peek at the leaked memo to its staff that’s going around the Internet. Bringing up points that AT&T’s network is “overloaded”, and that the 3G version of the iPad will cost more, the carrier is aiming to persuade users to get the Wi-Fi version of the iPad and pair it up with a device like MiFi. Of course, what the memo fails to mention is that Verizon MiFi costs you $60 a month, which is twice as much that AT&T charges for its unlimited iPad plan, so you’ll be paying more in the long run. What do you think? Are you planning to purchase an iPad with an AT&T 3G plan, or go along with Verizon’s suggestion?

It’s probably worth mentioning that MiFi gives users a personal Wi-Fi hotspot, so despite paying slightly more, you’ll be able to share the connection with your laptop (or any other Wi-Fi device) while using your iPad as well. Sprint’s Overdrive which uses WiMAX will also offer you a similar solution. You can check out our Sprint Overdrive review here.

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