Still looking for an iPad deal before the end of the year? Well, Best Buy has a very good deal in store for you. Best Buy has begun a promotion that gives away a 3G or WiMAX router with the sale of a WiFi iPad.
The promotion was discovered by Best Buy shoppers on Sunday. According to 9to5Mac, the sale promotion ends on January 2. So you better hurry!
How does the promotion work? If you buy a WiFi-enabled iPad and sign up for a two-year mobile data contract, you can get either a MiFi on AT&T, a Fivespot on Verizon or an Overdrive on Sprint.
This deal is a discount over the carrier bundles. For example, AT&T requires a full 3G iPad, while Verizon Wireless' MiFi bundle will set you back as much as buying the 3G iPad by itself. It's unclear if this deal requires a special data plan different from the one already offered by each carrier.
Just for reference. AT&T sells the iPad 3G model directly and offers no-contract 3G data plans for $14.99 per month (for 250 MB), and $25 per month (for 2 GB). The Verizon MiFi hotspot came out in October in three different packages: $629.99 for a 16 GB iPad, $729.99 for a 32 GB iPad and $829.99 for a 64 GB iPad. Contrary to AT&T, Verizon offers a month-to-month data plan of 1 GB for $20 per month.
On a separate note, there are other carriers offering data access plans for your iPad as well. Clear is offering MiFi deals as well (click here). Virgin Mobile has also joined the club with some special deals as well.
As usual, companies want to move stock before the end of the year. A good chance for you to take advantage of these deals, and treat yourself with a brand new iPad!
On Dec 19, 2010, at 10:52 PM, Susan fleischman wrote:
How much per month? If it is external how big is it?