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.
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.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
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?