Apple iPad and MiFi 2200 bundle for Verizon Hands-on
0. phoneArena 05 Nov 2010, 09:29 posted on
The iPad is now the first Apple product to be sold by the carrier. Many of you may be thinking “Has Verizon changed the iPad in any way?” The simple answer is “No”. This is the same iPad that has been out since earlier this year and has not been touched by Verizon in any way...
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1. whitemeat22 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Great part of this bundle is that its month to month like ATT, but Verizon gives many more data plan options as compared to ATT. Also because the MIFI has no contract you can easily upgrade the device to the LTE version once it is for sale, compare that to ATT only 3G verison that you will be stuck with unless you want to drop another 700.00... Verizon seems like the Better option!
8. Jojofromdabay (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Apr 2010)
i would buy the ipad from some where else an buy the mifi from verizon if i wasn't getting it from at&t with 3g because they are charging you the same price for both seperate.
2. Jake15 (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Nov 2009)
couldnt you just buy the ipad from the verizon store and then buy an ATT plan, since they haven't changed the software then you should be able to, but it would cost you more tho than just buying it from att
3. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Sorry Jake vzw is only selling the wifi version of the iPad. Only the 3G version can ride att's faster-when-u-can-get-it-if-u-can-get-it-3G network.
6. Joe (unregistered)
Wouldn't the better comparison have been the VZW/MiFi speeds as compared to the ATT 3G version !?!
9. JJ (unregistered)
I want to live where you are that you can get a 20 Mbps download at your home! Wow, pretty stupid comparison phone arena... compare to AT&T or don't compare at all.
10. Vikdum wun (unregistered)
As JJ said that was a bad comparison on PhoneArenas part, you cant take your at home WiFi connection with you and they forgot to mention that you can connect up to 5 internet devices to the MiFi at 1 time anywhere on Verizon's 3G network, so the benifits out weigh any other option such as ATT's 3G model.
11. mightyVZW (unregistered)
VZW ipad mifi, at&t Who? come on man get on the vzw wagon if ur smart...
12. JinPDX (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Nov 2009)
Vikdum wun is right. The BIGGEST advantage is that with the bundled Verizon package you can use your 3G connection in more places and on more devices. Verizon also offers more usage plans to fit your needs.
I would rather pay $35 dollars a month and have 3GB to share between my laptop my IPad and my kids IPod touch when we are on the go than $25 and have 2GB locked down on my IPad when I happen to come accross some AT&T 3G coverage. Yes you have to carry two devices but the second is not much bigger than a credit card. For me the Verizon bundle is a no brainer.
13. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)
This all may be true but I find the ipad even when connected to mifi or a other such connection to be to slow. My Droid X is a lot faster than the ipad.
14. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)
Thank you for your comments. We will update the speed comparison if we are able to test the AT&T 3G iPad.
15. capicua (unregistered)
The AT&T iPad is 3G and Wi-Fi..
16. pinns8 (unregistered)
You can buy the wifi iPad and buy the mifi from Virgin mobile, which is owned by Sprint, and pay $40/mth for unlimited data. Much cheaper than Verizon's data plan and faster.
17. REALLY? (unregistered)
Yeah, Virgin Mobile is usually up there with Verizon and the gang for coverage... you can't be serious pinns8.... Virgin Mobile? There's a good reason it's unlimited for $40/month.
18. Lightkeeper (unregistered)
I already own the MIFI 2200 and considering purchasing an I Pad. Is this an issue?
19. hooher tod (unregistered)
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