New iPad Service Provider Comparison!

New iPad Service Provider Comparison!

Are you ready to buy the fresh iPad? Before you just go out and buy one and get burned by your carrier, let’s compare which service provider gives you the top deal. Comparing the plans getable for cost and features will help you make an informed choice, because the 2 carriers are not alike.

Do you need Wi-Fi only or LTE 4G? Your first consideration is how you will be connecting your iPad. Of course the Wi-Fi only is cheaper at $499 compared to the Wi-Fi/LTE 4G at $629. Where are you going to connect? Are you only going to connect at house where you have Wi-Fi or at a hotspot like Starbucks, or are you sometimes on the road where there is no Wi-Fi available? If you think you will need to connect without Wi-Fi then by all means, buy the LTE 4G capable iPad. The convenience of being capable to connect wherever you need is worth the extra $130.

Data Plans are not created equal. AT&T’s cheapest data plan for the fresh iPad is only $15, but you only get 250MB of data. That is a pitiful amount of data, and may not even take care of your email needs. The next tier of data on AT&T is 3 GB for $30. According to an article posted by KT Bradford, gottabemobile, “Pricing for the 4G data plans (which remain month-to-month with no contract required) is the same as pricing for 3G on both carriers. So if you buy the Verizon Wireless model you can do 1GB/month for $20, 2GB @ $30, 5GB @ $50, and 10GB @ $80. This is the same as pricing for another tablets on the carrier except the iPad gets the special 1GB tier.”

Do you need to use your fresh iPad as a mobile hotspot? AT&T’s fresh iPad only has the mobile hotspot included in the 5G data plan at $50 per month. However, according to 9to5mac, the mobile hotspot feature will not be getable for AT&T iPad 3rd gen. Does this mean that the iPad 2 gets the mobile hotspot and the fresh iPad doesn’t? That sounds bizarre. With Verizon, the mobile hotspot is included in the tablet data plans so customers who sign up any of the data plans will also have access to the mobile hotspot feature.

Which service provider will you go with? For my money, I will choose Verizon. Not only does Verizon offer the data plus the mobile hotspot, but in my rural area, Verizon has the top cell coverage as well. But you decide, and let us know. Meanwhile, once you get your fresh iPad, there are any extraordinary accessories you might just want. You can get a extraordinary iPad docking station and really use the video feature. Since the fresh iPad is Bluetooth compatible, you might need one of the fresh Bluetooth headsets for making video calls.

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