In other news this morning that is not Apple delaying Canadian product launches, Rogers has hinted at the availability of iPad-specific data plans. The wireless carrier has indicated that they have full intentions of making available data plans that will work for the iPad for its May 2010 release.
While Rogers did not specifically indicate what the data plans will cost or how much data will be given, the company did imply that the data plans would be different from their usual mobile internet plans which start at $30 for 500MB.
AT&T in the USA may play a large role in serving as a guide on how to release iPad data plans. AT&T offers iPad users non-contracted data at $14.99 for 250MB or $29.99 for unlimited data. While it is highly unlikely that Rogers will offer an unlimited plan, the pricing could be similar.
AT&T iPad users are also able to add and cancel the AT&T data plans on-demand right from the iPad. This is a huge convenience as customers need not contact the wireless carrier to sign up. Whether Rogers can successfully accomplish this is unknown.
At this time, Bell, Telus, and Virgin Mobile have not said if they will offer iPad service, but they most likely will.
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