tmobilepreorderT-Mobile today announced plans to begin accepting pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 on Wednesday, October 22, offering its 16GB entry-level models for $0 down and $26.24 per month for qualified Simple Choice customers.

T-Mobile's customers who have a Simple Choice plan can add a tablet to their plan for $10 per month, getting up to 5GB of data based on their existing plan.

The company has set up pre-registration pages for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, letting customers sign up to be notified via email when the tablets become available for pre-order. As outlined by Tmonews, here are the planned prices for the Cellular + WiFi tablets the company will offer to consumers:

iPad Air 2 pricing
16GB - $0 down, 24 monthly payments of $26.24
64GB - $99 down, 24 monthly payments of $26.24
128GB - $199 down, 24 monthly payments of $26.24

iPad mini 3 pricing
16GB - $0 down, 24 monthly payments of $22.08
64GB - $99 down, 24 monthly payments of $22.08
128GB - $199 down, 24 monthly payments of $22.08

While T-Mobile will begin accepting pre-orders on October 22, it remains unclear when the tablets will actually be available in stores for purchase. According to T-Mobile, regular sales of the iPad will kick off "within a week."

Top Rated Comments

0815 Avatar
101 months ago
In two years Apple will have just released the iPad Air 4 / iPad Mini 5... how frequently do you replace your devices, because that doesn't sound "outdated as hell" to me - you'll be behind by a single full generation.

Personally, I have a 4S right now (with a 6+ arriving sometime next month) so... I obviously don't mind skipping a generation, since I skipped two.

Yes - most people keep their iPads much longer than their phones .... no need to upgrade every year or every other year.

A friend of mine just recently updated this first generation iPad (which was still good for him) to an iPad Air (he actually gave the 1st gen iPad to his wife who only wants to browse the web on it and it is good enough for that)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djdj Avatar
101 months ago
Not really free they charge you $10 a month for data whether you use it or not

They credit the $10 back to you every month for most of the tablets they sell. So yes, it is free.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
101 months ago
It will be outdated as hell by the time you're finished paying it off.
In two years Apple will have just released the iPad Air 4 / iPad Mini 5... how frequently do you replace your devices, because that doesn't sound "outdated as hell" to me - you'll be behind by a single full generation.

Personally, I have a 4S right now (with a 6+ arriving sometime next month) so... I obviously don't mind skipping a generation, since I skipped two.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Diode Avatar
101 months ago
It will be outdated as hell by the time you're finished paying it off.

Financing a $500 piece of technology is a financial no no.

Actually as it's a interest free loan - if you were going to buy the iPad it would make financial sense to take the 0% financing offer. Even if you're $630 would be sitting in a low interest checking/savings account the entire time you still make out ahead.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CrAkD Avatar
101 months ago
They credit the $10 back to you every month for most of the tablets they sell. So yes, it is free.
Only if your phone is also on T-Mobile. I used this for the retina mini spending $10 extra a month. So no not free.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
verniesgarden Avatar
101 months ago
It will be outdated as hell by the time you're finished paying it off.

Financing a $500 piece of technology is a financial no no.

you aren't really financing it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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