Details on iPad 2 data plans from Verizon, AT&T

According to AllThingsD, Verizon will be offering prepaid monthly plans for the iPad 2, 3G version as follows: 1GB ($20), 3GB ($35), 5GB ($50) and 10GB ($80). AT&T, however, is sticking with its previous plan structure: 250MB ($15) and 2GB ($25). In both cases, each extra 1GB beyond the limits will cost $10, with no contractual term.

Clearly, the most flexible option is the Verizon pricing scheme. And it also seems like, at the low end, it also offers the best value. There’s only a $5 difference between the carriers’ two cheapest options – 1GB for $20 (Verizon) and 250MB for $15 (AT&T). Seems like a no-brainer… except for that pesky issue of simultaneous voice and data, which the CDMA network can’t do.

So iPad 2 hopefuls, which one are you leaning toward? Let us know in the comments below.

Via: AllThingsD

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  • Adam

    It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t do voice or data at the same time because the ipad could only do data not voice. The only difference is that Verizon’s network might be slower than AT&T’s by a little bit.

    • Tom F

      In areas where you have good connections on both, the speed for data is significantly higher on ATT then on Verizon.

  • http://www.twitter.com/iamdorkster DRHughes

    At&t because it beats out Verizon’s data speed where I live.

  • Bishop

    they both suck. Ill get the wifi version and use my phone as a hotspot since I have 4g unlimited. If you buy this with a data plan then you are a sucker, especially at those prices.

  • anonymous

    check out this article with more details about at&t’s new plan

    http://www.thedailytech.co/?p=365

  • Robert Najafabadi

    Let me remind you we are talking iPad not iPhone so who is making phone calls on the iPad?
    Also the AT&T $25 for 2GB is only $5 more than the Verizon for only 1GB at $20, true Verizon has more options that are trebly expensive and looks like the Verizon ones are contracts not prepaid.
    Not to mention that the iPhone has personal hotstop and you could use that to tither to the iPad when not in WiFi uses come on people why pay for two data plans when you could pay for one.

  • Tom F

    Just a thought, since iOS 4.3 will give the iPhone hotspot capability and since the iPad will also have 4.3, will the 3G versions of the iPad 2 also have hotspot capabilities?