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Verizon to offer hotspot capabilities with the new iPad

11 The new iPadGood news for those of you planning to turn your new iPad into a portable mobile hotspot. If you pick it up from Verizon, you’ll be able to use the feature from the get-go. According to reports online, Verizon has confirmed that it will be including the hotspot feature for no additional charge with each data plan. However, folks who are planning to buy it from AT&T will have no such luck – at least at launch. It has been reported that AT&T will be enabling it in the future though it wasn’t mentioned if it was going to be free or not.

Sounds like consumers now have an additional reason to pick Verizon over AT&T – provided the iPad’s hotspot capabilities are important to them. How important is the hotspot feature to you? Will it be a deciding feature in whether you choose the new iPad on Verizon over AT&T?

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