iPad mini Will AT&T subsidize the cellular mini, too?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Yr Blues, Nov 10, 2012.

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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.
     
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    They don't subsidize iPads, so, probably not.
     
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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.
     
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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
     
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    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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    Isn't it $10/mo for a tablet on the mobile share plan?


    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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    don't see them ever doing it.
     

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