Starting today, Canadian carriers TELUS and Rogers will offer the cellular versions of both the iPad 4 and the iPad mini directly to customers for use on their respective networks. Rogers will allow customers to add it to their existing cellular plan, and while TELUS did not mention if that will be available on their network, both carriers will offer customers the option of a separate, contract-free data plan for their device. In a press release TELUS said that they will also offer sharing plans as well as giving customers the opportunity to pay a low upfront price.
TELUS is offering a number of simple data and payment plans providing its customers with the freedom and convenience to share data with family members across multiple devices on the same account. With the TELUS Easy Tablet program, customers can purchase their new tablet for a low upfront price and pay off the remaining balance over a set term in equal monthly payments.
The cellular versions of both the iPad 4 and iPad mini have been available for use on these carriers, but this is the first time they are being offered directly by either. TELUS appears to only be selling the 16 and 32GB version of both iPad models, excluding the 64GB of both, as well as the 128GB version of the iPad 4. Rogers, meanwhile, appears to be selling every version of both devices.
It's hard to imagine Bell won't get in on the action soon too, so if they're you're go to, stay tuned...