Here’s the story. The short of it is that Softbank is giving away free 16GB 3G iPads with two-year data plans. At ¥4,725 ($56)/month, that is $31 over the 2GB AT&T rates. So $31×24(months)= $744. A 3G iPad costs $629 in the US. So roughly $115 to defer the purchase price over two years. Not a bad deal at all.
How many of you would buy in if AT&T/Verizon did this?