Just prior to the iPad 3 announcement, Fido has released a new data flex plan for 3G models of the iPad, according to MobileSyrup, which notes these plans were supposed to released a month ago but have coincidentally been announced today.
Internal docs show the following pricing tiers of the flex data plan, which ‘adjusts’ based on the data use on your 3G iPad (which could be LTE soon!):
- $10 for 150MB, $25 for 1GB, and finally $35 for 5GB max.
- Overages are $0.02/MB, and a $35 activation fee will be required
Fido notes this plan is not available for 3G iPads purchased outside of Canada, which is strange since 3G models are factory unlocked.
Fido also included a graph comparing its data plan to competitors. Bell/Virgin appear to offer the cheapest data in terms of $/MB:
Existing iPhone users with tethering-enabled data plans tend to opt for WiFi-only iPads, as they can easily get access to the net from their phones. However, the 3G-enabled iPad has proven to be popular for those that require minimal data, or are the frequent traveler.
Anyone going to jump on this new flex data plan?
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