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AT&T Offering $200 Off Cellular iPads With 2-Year Commitment, $100 Off New Lines w/No Contract

AT&T LogoAT&T is now offering customers $200 off cellular iPads when added to an existing Mobile Share data plan, with a two-year commitment. It's one of the best discounts we've seen for new iPads and it is available on all iPad models offered by AT&T, including the iPad Air and iPad mini, both with and without Retina display.

The deal combines an existing promotion that offers $100 off tablets with contract and a new promotion that offers $100 bill credits to customers who add a new smartphone or tablet to an existing account.

An AT&T spokesperson confirmed to MacRumors that the two promotions can be used together. $100 of the credit will be applied at purchase while the other $100 will appear as a bill credit within 3 billing cycles. Customers must remain with AT&T for 45 days to receive the bill credit.

A 16GB Retina iPad mini is normally $529, but would be available through the program for $329 after both credits, while the $629 16GB iPad Air would end up at $429.

The promotions are available to all AT&T customers, new and existing, who have or sign up for Mobile Share plans. The $100 bill credit promotion also applies to iPhone purchases when adding a new line, both on-contract and on AT&T's Next financing plan.

The new $100 bill credit is also available when customers bring their own device. That is, users who already own an iPhone or cellular iPad can open a new line on a Mobile Share plan and receive a $100 bill credit with no commitment beyond 45 days.

Purchases can be made at AT&T retail stores as well as its online store at ATT.com.

U.S. cellular carriers have been in a marketing war in recent months, particularly between T-Mobile and AT&T. Recently, AT&T began a new promotion to offer up to $450 in credits to customers that switch to it from T-Mobile, while T-Mobile launched a similar program offering up to $350 in credits to customers that switch to it.

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10 months ago
So out of one side of its mouth, AT&T is saying they need to cut down on smartphone subsidies, and out of the other side it is trying to create a subsidized tablet market where there currently isn't one.
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago
no thanks att, just bought the t-mo mini with free 200MB/mo
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
Please, don't make the tablet business as unclear and confusing as the US phone business.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago
No unlimited data = no AT&T or Verizon :(
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago
Still not switching to mobile share.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago
So much smoke and mirrors.

I pay $85/mo (inc tax) for unlimited data (OK, 5GB @ LTE speed) and 450 talk (w/ free nights & weekends & rollover so essentially unlimited minutes too). Amortize the $461 I pay for my phone, activation and tax, total per month is $104. But then I sell my phone for $250 after two years so subtract $10/mo. Back to $94 per month for 2 years

Under next 18 w/ unlimited talk and 2GB data + 64GB iPhone my monthly bill would be $122.50. Subtract $10/mo for resale value. So $18/mo more for LESS DATA. No thanks ATT.

I understand you don't want to subsidize my phone and I'm fine w/ buying outright. But I expect lower fees, not higher, for doing so.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago
... I changed to T-Mo last week.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago

If you're on a family plan already....

A 2-year commitment is $10/month or $240. They're giving you $200 off.

So, you're in essence only paying $40 for your iPad to be enabled over a 2-year period. This is a GREAT deal. And you're upset with this? Seriously?


Huh?

Cheapest cellular ipad is $429.
They give you $200 off.
You're paying $229 for the ipad.
you pay $10 for 24 months. You've spent $240.

$469 ≠ "only paying $40 for your ipad"

keep feeding the big guys, they love customers like you.
Rating: 1 Votes
10 months ago

I love reading all the comments about unlimited t-mobile. Cracks me up. You get unlimited data at a SNAILS pace. I guess on T-Mobile you go full throttle for 30 days and still can't hit 3GB, but that is still considered "unlimited" LOL


U looking like nothing but an idiot when u crack up falsely.
Rating: 1 Votes
10 months ago

If only their network wasn't crap....


T Mobile works perfectly in my area.
Rating: 1 Votes

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