Thursday, October 14, 2010

Verizon and AT&T To Sell iPad's in Stores

Today, Verizon and AT&T announced its intentions to sell the iPad in their respective retail stores starting October 28th.  Verizon will be selling the iPad with its Mi-Fi broadband in a bundle.  Prices will start at $630 for the 16GB, $730 for the 32GB and $830 for the 64GB.  Verizon Wireless will only be selling the Wi-Fi model.

"We're thrilled to be working with Verizon Wireless to get iPad into the hands of even more customers this holiday season," said Tim Cook, Apple's COO. "iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before, and together with Verizon Wireless we're offering an easy way to stay connected wherever you go."

AT&T on the other hand will be selling the iPad 3G model for the same price point but obviously wont require an additional piece of hardware, such as the Mi-Fi.

“We look forward to expanding the reach of iPad, allowing even more customers to experience the magic of iPad for themselves,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “As we approach the holiday season, we are very happy that customers will now be able to buy iPad Wi-Fi + 3G at AT&T Stores.”

In its press release Verizon said only one plan will be available; a 1GB plan for $20 but my sources inside Verizon are telling me that 3 plans will be available.  There will also be a $35 3GB plan as well as a $50 5GB plan and it was confirmed that the plans will be without a contract.

By Chase Thompson

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