On Thursday, Apple has informed that Verizon Wireless would begin selling the iPad at its stores on Oct. 28.Well, this announcement is the latest sign that the relationship between Apple and Verizon is warming up. Verizon is expected to begin selling Apple’s iPhone early next year.
However, Verizon will not be selling 3G versions of the iPad, which work over a cellular data network; Instead, it will sell bundles that include the iPad’s Wi-Fi models and its own mobile hot spot device, which essentially allows users to connect to the Internet in any place that has 3G service.
According to an FAQ on Verizon’s website spotted by AppleInsider reveals that the bundles will cost $630 for a 16-gigabyte model, $730 for a 32-gigabyte model and $830 for 64 gigabytes. Verizon will offer a monthly $20 plan to customers for up to 1 gigabyte of data.
Verizon will also offer all three iPad models as stand-alone products. As the publication notes, these are pretty nifty deals compared to Verizon’s usual data rates, but they’re only valid here: “Customers will only be eligible for the new bundle data plans when purchasing the iPad and MiFi 2200 promotional bundle,” the FAQ reads.