iPad mini iPad Mini LTE in-store availability\launch date?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shenan1982, Nov 14, 2012.

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    shenan1982

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    So I've seen several threads in here talking about how AT&T will likely have the mini LTE in stock on Friday the 16th. Are we thinking that'll be the day Apple gets them too, or do we think it's going to be a week later? Anyone have any intel from Apple or heard anything from any stores? I called 800MYAPPLE and they said stores should have them as soon as the first deliveries for pre-orders, as they batch them up and ship them from China to the stores as well.

    I've got a pre-order that says delivers on the 21, and I'm wondering if I'll be better off just going into the store to pick one up.
     
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    I'm in the same boat, still waiting for my midnight AT&T preorder to get a tracking number. I figure that I'll buy through AT&T on Friday to sign a two-year contract and save $100… I was going to continue paying $30 for unlimited data forever anyway.

    I haven't heard of any official launch date yet, but my plan is to go to AT&T first thing in the morning on Friday to buy it with a two-year commitment agreement. I'll return my Apple order whenever it arrives.
     
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    shenan1982

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    I'm just going to add it to my mobile share plan on ATT. It'll only increase the bill $10 a month, so no biggie. I use it outside of wifi so rarely it won't even dent my data pool.
     
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    What's what I was gonna do. However, I don't want to keep two iPad minis.
     
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    Do you know if AT&T will allow grandfathered unlimited users to get the discount? I haven't heard anything like that but if they do it would be awesome!
     
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    shenan1982

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    No, I'll give the WiFi one away to someone.. i'm not going to keep 2, lol. That's unnecessary.

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    I think they will, they did with iPhone upgrades... as long as you're eligible I don't see why not. The only stumbling block I see is that you may run into an issue if you're going from a monthly\no contract plan to a contract plan (which is what the new one would be)... but they're stupid if they don't allow it. It would be bad business for them to say they'd rather have you at risk of walking for 2 years vs giving you $100 to lock you in as a customer for that time frame. But AT&T has done stupider things.
     

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