T-Mobile is offering the Apple’s new iPads on instalments starting at $0 down payment and $26/month for the iPad Air and $22/month for the new iPad Mini. The iPad Air will be available on November 1 while the iPad Mini will come in late November. iPad Air and the new iPad Mini were Apple’s two major introductions at their recent iPad event.
T-Mobile would be offering the 16, 32, 64 and the 128GB versions of both the tablet devices, the iPad Air and the iPad Mini. The announcement was officially made by T-Mobile and the prices yet decided are declared just the introductory prices.
For the 16GB models, there is no down payment and the user can get the device directly by paying the required amount i.e. $26.25 for Air and $22.08 for Mini. The monthly instalments for all the devices will continue for a period of 24 months.
The 32 and 64GB versions of both the iPad Air and iPad Mini have a down payment of $99 and $199 respectively. The monthly instalment amount is fixed for all the devices. T-Mobile though has not yet specified the down payment amount for the 128GB models.
The original iPad Mini will also be available on instalments with a down payment of $0 and $17.91/month for a period of 24 months.
The total prices for the 16, 32 and 64GB versions of the iPad Air and iPad Mini on these instalments would become $630, $729, $829 and $530, $629, $729 respectively. The original iPad Mini would be $430. The 128GB version’s prices have not yet been finalized but would probably be a $100 higher than the 64GB models, if we observe and follow the trend.
T-Mobile is also offering the tablet trade-in program like the one introduced for the iPhone 5S and 5C. The tablet trade-in program supports both the cellular tablets and the WiFi-only tablets which allows you to transfer credit to your T-Mobile by trading an old tablet.
T-Mobile is also offering data packages with these products starting with a 200MB per month package which comes for free with the device. The other options are 2.5GB per month for $30 and 4.5GB per month for $40.
The availability of both the devices will commence from November. Although their co-founder Steve Wozniak isn’t much satisfied with the new iPads, Apple is expected to do a lot of business with them.