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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Question Will AT&T subsidize the cellular mini, too?

$100 isn't much on the 9.7" iPad, but $229 for the mini is significant. And adding it to Mobile Share would be a no-brainer.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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They don't subsidize iPads, so, probably not.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:43 AM   #3
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They don't subsidize iPads, so, probably not.
http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/154...ze-apples-ipad
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Oh, that's news to me. Thanks.
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$100 isn't much on the 9.7" iPad, but $229 for the mini is significant. And adding it to Mobile Share would be a no-brainer.

Even if they do, wouldn't it be $359 for the 16 LTE? They definitely won't subsidize the Wi-Fi models.

Also why add it to mobile share unless you don't have a smartphone? You can tether it for free and not pay the extra $129 and $10 a month. You're using the same pool of data either way.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 02:20 AM   #6
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Even if they do, wouldn't it be $359 for the 16 LTE? They definitely won't subsidize the Wi-Fi models.

Also why add it to mobile share unless you don't have a smartphone? You can tether it for free and not pay the extra $129 and $10 a month. You're using the same pool of data either way.
You're correct, $359

Tethering wastes batteries on both devices at the same time

Sometimes I just want to leave the phone at home, or it's running out of juice already
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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You're correct, $359

Tethering wastes batteries on both devices at the same time

Sometimes I just want to leave the phone at home, or it's running out of juice already
That's understandable. I always have my phone with me and multiple chargers so I opted for the tethering option. I couldn't justify the extra $129 just to use my iPad without my iPhone.
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If AT&T is subsidizing cellular based mini I just may take them up on their offer.

$100 off pays for almost half the $240 charge for keeping an iPad on your Mobile Share plan.

I agree with Yr Blues. I really don't want to tether. I like the idea of having my iPad GPS enabled for location, turn by turn and data access without requiring my iPhone.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:43 PM   #9
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If AT&T is subsidizing cellular based mini I just may take them up on their offer.

$100 off pays for almost half the $240 charge for keeping an iPad on your Mobile Share plan.

I agree with Yr Blues. I really don't want to tether. I like the idea of having my iPad GPS enabled for location, turn by turn and data access without requiring my iPhone.
Isn't it $10/mo for a tablet on the mobile share plan?


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Even if they do, wouldn't it be $359 for the 16 LTE? They definitely won't subsidize the Wi-Fi models.

Also why add it to mobile share unless you don't have a smartphone? You can tether it for free and not pay the extra $129 and $10 a month. You're using the same pool of data either way.
How can you tether it for free?
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Tethering is included in my plan at no extra cost. Also from my testing, speeds are very good. I get the same LTE speeds on my iPad as I do on my iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 06:11 AM   #11
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don't see them ever doing it.
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