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    Default T-Mobile Reduces Price of iPads


    Big news from T-Mobile on Thursday. The "un-carrier" announced that it will offer - for a limited-time - a $130 discount on a new 4G LTE iPad Air and iPad with Retina display.

    The fourth-largest wireless carrier says if you’re stuck on Wi-Fi, you can now come to T-Mobile and upgrade to a 4G LTE-enabled model for "nothing down and pay no more than you’d pay for the cheaper Wi-Fi-only model," with any postpaid activation on a 1GB or more mobile internet plan.

    There's no annual service contract, the company says.

    For example, pay the Wi-Fi price of $499 instead of $630 for the 4G LTE-enabled 16GB iPad Air. Or pay the Wi-Fi price of $200 instead of $312 for the 4G LTE Samsung Tab 3. Voice customers adding the 1GB tablet plan for free for the rest of 2014 also fully qualify for these reduced prices.
    “With this announcement, T-Mobile’s launching a full-on assault against the restrictions and pain points that keep tablet owners from experiencing life beyond the Wi-Fi zone,” says John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “The Un-carrier is all about solving pain points, and today we’re eliminating every reason to be stuck on an unconnected Wi-Fi-only tablet. There’s no longer any need to limit the use of your tablet because you’re intimidated by Big Blue, Bad Red or Bumbling Yellow.”

    Source: T-Mobile

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    You missed some very important parts of the announcement that I think make this offer even more enticing... for the first time, I'm actually finding myself thinking about getting a tablet.

    1) Every T-Mobile LTE tablet already came with 200MB of free data... so buying the required 1GB plan to get the massive discount actually gets you 1.2GB, which is kinda nice to note you actually get that extra 20%.

    2) If you have a current voice postpaid plan, you get the tablet at the discount AND they'll make your 1GB plan FREE until the end of 2014, plus the free 200MB allotment, which is pretty damn sweet.

    3) T-Mobile never charges for overage - they'll just slow you to 2G speed until the next bill cycle, unless you choose to pay for temporary reactivation of 4G speeds. So you can test the waters of how much data you actually need without any real risk of unexpected charges.

    4) With the postpaid plan, you can finance the unit over 24 months at 0%, so you pay around $21/month. There's not even a down payment on the 16GB model, even today at the higher price it's $27/mo. It's kinda nice not to have to pay for an iPad all upfront, they're expensive buggers.

    5) The discount doesn't actually start until 4/12 - so don't show up too early, wait til tomorrow.

    Also, does anyone else find it awesome how John Legere phrases things? I think it's badass that he refers to his competition as "Big Blue, Bad Red, or Bumbling Yellow" in a press release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCYoda View Post
    You missed some very important parts of the announcement that I think make this offer even more enticing... for the first time, I'm actually finding myself thinking about getting a tablet.

    1) Every T-Mobile LTE tablet already came with 200MB of free data... so buying the required 1GB plan to get the massive discount actually gets you 1.2GB, which is kinda nice to note you actually get that extra 20%.

    2) If you have a current voice postpaid plan, you get the tablet at the discount AND they'll make your 1GB plan FREE until the end of 2014, plus the free 200MB allotment, which is pretty damn sweet.

    3) T-Mobile never charges for overage - they'll just slow you to 2G speed until the next bill cycle, unless you choose to pay for temporary reactivation of 4G speeds. So you can test the waters of how much data you actually need without any real risk of unexpected charges.

    4) With the postpaid plan, you can finance the unit over 24 months at 0%, so you pay around $21/month. There's not even a down payment on the 16GB model, even today at the higher price it's $27/mo. It's kinda nice not to have to pay for an iPad all upfront, they're expensive buggers.

    5) The discount doesn't actually start until 4/12 - so don't show up too early, wait til tomorrow.

    Also, does anyone else find it awesome how John Legere phrases things? I think it's badass that he refers to his competition as "Big Blue, Bad Red, or Bumbling Yellow" in a press release.
    Good to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCYoda View Post
    You missed some very important parts of the announcement that I think make this offer even more enticing... for the first time, I'm actually finding myself thinking about getting a tablet.

    1) Every T-Mobile LTE tablet already came with 200MB of free data... so buying the required 1GB plan to get the massive discount actually gets you 1.2GB, which is kinda nice to note you actually get that extra 20%.

    2) If you have a current voice postpaid plan, you get the tablet at the discount AND they'll make your 1GB plan FREE until the end of 2014, plus the free 200MB allotment, which is pretty damn sweet.

    3) T-Mobile never charges for overage - they'll just slow you to 2G speed until the next bill cycle, unless you choose to pay for temporary reactivation of 4G speeds. So you can test the waters of how much data you actually need without any real risk of unexpected charges.

    4) With the postpaid plan, you can finance the unit over 24 months at 0%, so you pay around $21/month. There's not even a down payment on the 16GB model, even today at the higher price it's $27/mo. It's kinda nice not to have to pay for an iPad all upfront, they're expensive buggers.

    5) The discount doesn't actually start until 4/12 - so don't show up too early, wait til tomorrow.

    Also, does anyone else find it awesome how John Legere phrases things? I think it's badass that he refers to his competition as "Big Blue, Bad Red, or Bumbling Yellow" in a press release.
    This is all true but the 200mb of free data is only offered when the device is paid in full. Financing a device does not offer free data. I'm assuming the same rule will apply for the free 1gb until 2015.

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