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Verizon Wants Your iPad On Its 3G, Via MiFi

March 10, 2010

In what looks like a very smart business move, Verizon is apparently pushing its staffers to promote MiFi to future iPad owners.

As you know by now, the WiFi-only iPad will be launched April 3rd by Apple, followed by a 3G version which will come only by the end of April. The 3G iPad will come with an opt-in $30/month unlimited data plan from AT&T, but if you just can't wait, or hate AT&T, Verizon wants your business.

Their MiFi, which you might know already, is a mobile WiFi hotspot, a little device which connects to Verizon's data network, and lets you connect up to five devices to it via WiFi. Verizon believes it would go great with your WiFi iPad, and has sent an internal information to its employee to promote just that.

Alright, the data connection will cost your more than if you go through AT&T at $60/month for 5GB of data. On the good side however, you'll be able to share it with all your other devices, and a lot sooner.


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