We had just gotten official word on the iPad 2 release for Verizon and now we hear from rival carrier AT&T. Not only have pricing plans for the iPad 2 been announced, but also pricing on the new hotspot option for the iPhone 4. Like their competitor Verizon, AT&T plans to start selling the iPad 2 in its retail stores at the same time the device goes on sale at Apple Stores starting right at 5 p.m. local time on Friday.
AT&T and Verizon both will allow customers to sign up for month-to-month service directly from their devices with no contract or up-front fees. Although it was rumored that Verizon would charge an activation fee for iPads running on their network, the carrier cleared the air stating that they have no plans to do so.
Pricing plans for the iPad 2 on AT&T’s network starts at $14.99 per month for 250MB of data with a second option of $25 per month for 2GB of data. Overage charges will depend on payment methods—prepaid or postpaid. For the iPhone 4 hotspot option, AT&T will charge an additional $20 on top of the required $25 data plan. This will add an additional 2GB of data to the plan. Overage charges for this option are billed at $10 per GB.
Below is nice little comparison chart between Verizon and AT&T pricing plans.
[via All Things Digital]