Deal: buy LTE-enabled iPads from T-Mobile for $132 off the usual price

Deal: buy LTE-enabled iPads from T-Mobile for $132 off the usual price
With Mother's Day around the corner, T-Mobile decided to launch a special Apple iPad promotion to celebrate the occasion. If you're looking to buy an LTE-enabled iPad for use on T-Mobile's network, the Magenta carrier's promotion is a pretty good one, offering a discount of $132 on cellular iPads.

The offer will only be available if you purchase a cellular iPad from T-Mobile using the Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), the pay-as-you-go plan that allows customers to make 24 monthly payments for the tablet with $0 upfront. Customers who decide to use their cellular iPads on T-Mobile's Simple Choice Mobile Internet plan (1GB or more) will get a monthly discount of $5.50. Over a two-year period, this translates into a discount of $132.

All of T-Mobile's three iPads are included in this promotion. The standard prices on the 24-month EIP plan are $26.24 per month for the 16GB iPad Air 2 at a total price of 629.76, $22.08 per month for the 16GB Apple iPad mini 3 at a total price of $529.92, and $17.91 for the 16GB iPad mini with Retina (which is the iPad Mini 2) at a total price of $429.84. Taking advantage of this special offer will cut down the prices at $20.74 per month for the iPad Air 2 at a total price of $497.76, at $16.58 per month for the iPad Mini 3 at a total price of $397.92, and at $12.41 for the iPad Mini 2 at a total price of $297.84 for the iPad mini with Retina display.

Overall, customers will end up paying less for the LTE-enabled iPad than for the Wi-Fi only versions, although they'll also have to pay extra for the data plan. Does this sound like a good deal to you?

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source: T-Mobile via TmoNews

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14 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

Awesome offer!

4. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Only a great offer if you enjoy overpriced bricks.

8. TechKnowledge

Posts: 55; Member since: May 05, 2013

iPads are not bricks by any means. With that said, I cannot see myself purchasing this device over a Surface 3. The fanless atom processor, and the ability to download and install legacy programs (iTunes) makes it a no-brainer in my opinion.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Good offer, still too high price for such bastardized toy...

3. praveen1033

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That toy is the best tablet available in the market today. P.S only samsung is able to make a tablet better than IPad

5. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Say that to the Microsoft Surface.

7. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Surface Pro 3? Agreed totally. Surface 3? not at all. iPad is still best in the business when it comes to tablet. Surface Pro series too costly in the segment. agree its ultimate though but not every1's cup of tea. iPad = Best Tablet ever. Comment coming from a hardcore Android fan.

9. TechKnowledge

Posts: 55; Member since: May 05, 2013

What is it about iPads that are superior to Surface 3?????

10. stealthd unregistered

Pretty much everything that matters, speed, build quality, apps in quantity and quality.

13. TechKnowledge

Posts: 55; Member since: May 05, 2013

Have you ever tried the Surface line of products? Speed? Build Quality? Impossible. iPad cannot compare to the Magnesium used for the Surface. I own an iPad Air and the Surface Pro 3. Seriously speaking.... Even Internet Explorer is faster than Safari. It also loads pages properly (no mobile browsers). I'll give you the Apps category, and battery life, but it literally stops there. If developers would get off their high horse and provide Windows with proper apps while taking advantage of Cortana integration and live tiles, Microsoft would be a force to recon with. The Surface 3 (not the pro version) is able to download and install iTunes for crying out loud. That says a lot to me. The Surface Pro 3, from a complete shut down, is fully operational in less than 10 seconds once powered on. Your perspective may change if you have the opportunity to use both devices (iPad and Surface) side by side while connected to the same wireless network.

14. gaming64 unregistered

The Surface line is a hybrid of laptops so it makes sense that it's much faster but I prefer iPads because of apps and plus, there are many alternative laptops, netbooks and hybrids thst costs less than $1000

11. gaming64 unregistered

Guys let's be real about this. The Surface is a hybrid, not a tablet. The iPad is a tablet. Here are some strengths and weaknesses of each iPad Lightweigth Smaller frame Portable Gaming! Surface Productivity(suite Keyboard! Beastly processor.

12. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I would say the Surface has a greater gaming advantage than the iPad.

6. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Over the 24 months, customers receive a $5.50 bill credit as long as the line is not cancelled or downgraded below 1GB.

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