The question of the decade is, “AT&T or Verizon?” Depending on who you ask, Verizon is the best thing that ever happened to Apple products. AT&T owned the iPhone market for too long. When Verizon came on board, it was a joyous occasion for many who jumped ship to the largest carrier in the U.S. Even touting that label, there were some cities that still hadn’t been upgraded to the faster 4G network. Today, the company announced that it has expanded 4G LTE coverage to 29 additional markets. If you are still on the fence about buying an iPad mini, this may be the tipping point for you.
Today, Verizon expanded its wireless 4G LTE network to Selma, Ala., Clarksburg, W. Va., and Port Angeles, Wash., bringing the total of U.S. markets covered to 470. The company boasts coverage to more than 250 people, nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population.
If you haven’t purchased your fourth-generation iPad, or iPad mini yet, and Verizon’s expansion has just made your mouth water, you can order directly from the data carrier. The iPad mini starts at $459.99 for the 16 GB model, while the fourth-generation iPad starts at $629.99. There is no option to sign up for a two-year contract with Apple tablets through Verizon. Subscribers will be able to pay on a month-by-month basis.