Update March 24, 2011: Apple has updated their Canadian iPad 2 purchase page and Fido is no longer listed.
When the first-generation iPad was released in 2010, Rogers and Bell announced support by launching iPad data plans that allowed users 3G access on the device. Both companies released two non-contracted options:
- 250MB: $15/month
- 5GB: $35/month
These plans were soon followed by Telus who launched their own plan:
- 500MB: $20.00/month (no way to cap @ 500MB; users must monitor usage at TelusMobility.com)
- 5GB: $50.00/month (maximum paid per month)
Finally, Virgin Mobile launched its iPad data plan:
- $20/month Flex Data: 500MB (if data exceeds 500MB, the customer is automatically moved to $35/month)
- $35/month Flex Data: 5GB (if data exceeds 5GB, customer is charged $0.015 cents per additional MB)
With Rogers, Telus, Bell, and Virgin Mobile all supporting the iPad, the only big carrier left is Fido, who has yet to announce an iPad data plan.
Whether by mistake of Apple or a pre-announcement leak, it seems that Fido may launch a dedicated iPad data plan for the iPad 2. Taking a look at Apple’s iPad 2 carrier page, the page lists Rogers, Bell, Telus, and Fido as companies that have data plans available for iPad.
3G service for iPad is available from the following carriers. Each carrier offers a range of data plan options.
Thoughts? Will we see a Fido iPad data plan?
Thanks to George for the heads-up!
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