The iPad is a touch-sensitive tablet that allows users to access the Internet, read emails , play video games & much more … It’s been out in the United States since April and was also launched Friday to Apple fans in Europe, Asia and Australia.
In Canada, the iPad ranges in price from $549 for a 16-GB Wifi model to $879 for a 64-GB Wifi and 3G model.
Canadians have been anxiously waiting for the iPad to go on sale and some people who love Apple and they’ll buy whatever they make.
There’s also an element of techno-lust I like to call it, which is, it’s sexy to have the newest, shiniest device “iPAD”
iPad Data Plan in Canada
IPad Bell Data Plan
5GB $35 / 30 days
250MB $15 / 30 days
+ Free subscription to Bell Mobile TV
No contract period just renews every 30 days, top up as needed & cancel anytime.
Bell iPad plans provide free unlimited access to Wi-Fi at all Bell hotspots including over 750 Starbucks locations.
iPad Rogers Data Plan
Same as Bell … Only Difference is that you get less WI-FI spots (~375) and no Bell Mobile Tv subscription
They don’t have a plan that actually fits most people’s consumption. 250Mb is very little and means you couldn’t really watch videos ever, just surf the web and check email. However I think for most people 5Gb is overkill.
They’re basically trying to herd you into buying the 5Gb plan, because they know that most people who actually make use of this will need more than 250 Mb.
And what’s the big advantage to being able to buy more data usage mid-month? You get the option of paying another $15 for another 250Mb? How is that helpful? At that point you’d have been better off just going for the 5Gb plan from the start. It would be much more customer friendly if you had the option of upgrading your plan mid-month.
This is a very aggressive pricing tactic aimed at making the customer pay top dollar for a service they won’t use fully.
Some Solutions :
If you already have an Iphone Data Plan …just get the cheapest non-3G iPad, jailbreak your iPhone, and use the iPhone data plan for both! This should work much better, as you carry your iPhone all the time, but not necessarily the iPad.
Your Thoughts ?