Many of us have been confused over the past 24 hours about what exactly is happening with the new iPad data plans. First Apple screwed up and said AT&T would offer 2GB for $30 instead of 3GB, and one of Verizon’s plans was missing altogether from the site. It was kind of a mess.
But we’ve finally got things nailed down for you so this is the deal:
AT&T is offering three plans: 250MB for $14.99, 3GB for $30, and 5GB for $50. On the 250MB plan, you’ll be charged an additional $15 for each 250MB allotment you go over. On the two bigger plans, it’s a $10 overage fee per each additional 1GB of data.
Verizon is offering four different plans: 1GB for $20, 2GB for $30, 5GB for $50, and 10GB for $80. Their overage fees are a little more straightforward — it’s an extra $10 for each 1GB over.
It was also unclear what was happening on the tethering front but it looks like AT&T and Verizon have both offered up some answers. While Verizon will be offering iPad tethering at no additional cost, AT&T has issued the following statement: “We are working with Apple to enable this feature in the future, but we currently do not offer it.”
The Apple iPad, formerly referred to as the Apple Tablet, is a touch-pad tablet computer announced in January 2010, and released in April 2010. It has internet capabilities running on either WiFi or 3G, and offers an optional dock with a full size mechanical keyboard. The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content. Its size and...