On Mar 10, 11:08*pm, Dennis Ferguson <dcfergu...@pacbell.net> wrote:
> On 2010-03-10, Michelle Steiner <miche...@michelle.org> wrote:
> > In article <100320100749142339%nos...@nospam.invalid>,
> > *nospam <nos...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
> >> > Why anyone would pop for a slower Verizon CDMA 3G connection is beyond
> >> > me when they can get AT&T's faster 3G built in any high end iPad.
> >> because at&t sucks. verizon has much better coverage and is therefore
> >> much faster and more reliable, not to mention that not just the ipad can
> >> utilize the connection.
> > How does Verizon's data plan stack up against $15 for 250 MB and $30 for
> > unlimited data?
> The plan at Verizon is $60/month for 5 GB, or $40 for 250 MB, because it
> is a data card/tethering plan, so it isn't quite an apples-to-apples
> comparison. *That is, you could use the Verizon plan not only for your iPad
> but also for your laptop, or your friend's iPad, or for your iPhone when
> you are out of AT&T's 3G coverage.
> That's exactly the same (5 G price as a tethering plan at AT&T, not
> coincidentally, though you would apparently need to get the tethering plan
> on something other than an (un-jailbroken) iPhone for there to be any useful
> way to share it with the iPad.
> Dennis Ferguson
AT&T has stated the iPad $30 plan is for unlimited data usage on the
fastest 3G network. It is not capped at 5GB as Verizon's is. You also
get a built in cellular assisted GPS which is nice for fast fixes
with the AT&T 3G module built into the iPad.
For pales like Metro Atlanta where AT&T 3G is excellent it is a no
brainer. If you travel to some god forsaken area like BrokeBack
Mountain where you only could connect via AT&T's data Edge or even
the old data GSM from the back of your horse you could leave the 3G
off and borrow someones Verizon myfi. Since you were not tied to any
constant AT&T data plan and charge you would save $30 per month during
I think AT&T's data plan is the most fair for any data plan in the
USA. I have not heard of anyone who can beat it on a month to month
basis. It would be prefect for anyone visiting the USA from abroad who
doesn't need a 2 year $1440 Verizon data plan for only a month or two.
That greedy two year contract with a $350 ETF is a killer, even for
the MiFi on a old widespread creaky CDMA 3G data network.