For its part, Sam's Club confirmed it will sell both the iPad and iPhone "soon" in select locations in time for the holidays.
For its part, AT&T will offer the two iPad versions equipped with Wi-Fi and its 3G service through its 2,200 stores.
Under the Verizon deal, Verizon priced its iPad bundles at $629 for the iPad Wi-Fi 16GB with Verizon MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, $729 for the iPad Wi-Fi 32GB with MiFi, and $829 for the iPad Wi-Fi 64GB with MiFi. The unbundled iPad prices are the same prices at which other distribution channels offer the Wi-Fi models: $499 for the 16GB version, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB.
For the bundles, Verizon will offer a MiFi monthly access plan at $20/month for up to 1GB of data for just $20 a month. The MiFi 2200, which fits in a pocket, connects up to five Wi-Fi devices to the Internet via Verizon's 3G network. Its rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of active use and 40 hours of standby time on a single charge.
Through its own 2,200 stores, AT&T will offer all three iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models with prepaid 3G data plans, which include unlimited access to AT&T's 23,000+ domestic Wi-Fi Hot Spots. The iPads are priced the same as they are through other channels: a suggested $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model, and $829 for 64GB. Domestic data plans for the iPads are priced at $14.99 per month for 250MB and $25 per month for 2GB with no term contract.
The iPad is one of two tablets that Verizon and AT&T said they plan to sell. The other is the Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab, which is due this year from all four major carriers. The device is equipped with Wi-Fi, 3G data, and ability to place standard cellular voice calls via built-in speakerphone or Bluetooth headset.