Drop the price of the MiFi 3G data modem to between $100 and $200 (preferably $129) and sell unlimited data on it for $30-40 (preferably $30) per month without a contract. These things would sell like hotcakes, would negate most of the reason to purchase the 3G enabled iPad over the “regular” iPad, would be far more versatile than the iPad’s device-centric service, would allow you to break free from AT&T’s crummy coverage, and just might knock-out some iPhone sales too. (People could get the iPod Touch and MiFi in lieu of an iPhone.) And just think of all the fun Sprint and Verizon could have poking fun at Apple and AT&T while advertising this.
I don’t know if engaging in this kind of price war would be in the best business interest of Sprint and Verizon. What I do know is that at $60 a month with a 2-year contract, there’s no way I’d consider buying a MiFi modem. For $30 a month with no contract, I’d be on my way to Radio Shack right now to pick one up.
P.S. -- This brings up an interesting question. Apple says their 3G iPad has a SIM card slot for using wireless services. Does that mean you could take out your iPad’s SIM card and pop it into a wireless modem and use your $30 unlimited data plan with your computer?