Ipad Pro 4g - plan cost?

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  1. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    Hello, I am looking at selling my iPad Pro 32gb, and upgrading to the 128gb. I was wondering how much the plan is monthly on the 4g for the iPad pro? I have searched but have had no luck (maybe looking in the wrong spots).
     
  2. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Depend on which country you live in, and which provider.
     
  3. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    If you are in the UK, O2 has probably got the best balance between upfront cost and tariffs. But even then I think their best is £99 upfront and 52ish a month.

    The other networks are looking for in excess of £300 upfront with similarly massive monthly costs.

    I think it's crazy pricing for the iPad Pro. I just bought one outright (WiFi) and use my iPhone as a mobile hotspot if I need it because I've got a massive data allowance on it.
     
  4. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I am on my parents cell phone plan so was just gonna do it on my own since we don't have hat much data, which I s why I can't afford to hotspot it. But I am in the US and have never had a 4g wifi before so never had to look up the cross lol!

    Does sound pretty expensive though.
     
  5. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Where are you going to be that you think you need the 4g? What do you plan on doing? Stream videos, check emails, surf the web, play games?

    There are many different options, but you want some idea of how you will use it, in order to choose the right plan. There are pay as you go options, and pay every month options.
     
  6. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I will just be using it for surfing the web/checking emails and stuff. It will be when I am on the road for little trips and stuff, and weekends when I am away and don't have wifi capability.
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    Do they still have it where I can purchase it straight on the iPad whichever month i wanna do it? I know my dad had an older iPad and that was a choice for it to do.
     
  7. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend seeing if t-mobile still offer their free 200mb a month plan for tablets, then you can purchase more if you need it. Check coverage in the areas you usually go.

    Most carriers offer pay as you go options. Which is like with your dad's older iPad.
     
  8. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, I appreciate it!
    Now I am confused if I purchase through apple will I be able to use any mobile carrier or do I have to purchase through the mobile carrier?
     
  9. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    I continue to use the t-mobile 200MB but would buy this if it is truly going to be available.
     

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  10. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That looks like a great deal. Can I purchase my iPad Pro anywhere and than go in and get a plan through them? Or do I have to purchase it from them?
     
  11. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    usually it's all done with the onboard apple sim, so we'll see when they show up.. tmobile is VERY agressive with trying to get more devices on their network for "subscriber numbers" that was the whole motivation behind the free 200MB.. so maybe they are really trying to drive it home with just a TAD of revenue.. could be 10$ for the 180 day 5GB plan or it could be 10$ a month for 5GB over 180 days, either way I'm in if it is truly still available.
     
  12. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would be too!
     
  13. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    How does the free 200 MB work? Is there a signup fee? Monthly access charge? You just walk in to a store and say you want the 200MB and they give it to you?
     
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I bought that plan in January. It's $10 for 5gb for 150 days.
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    It's totally free. You just sign up for it from your iPad. You need to give an email address, but that's it.
     
  15. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's pretty damn cool. Do you know if it prioritizes that data allotment first? I'd like to get something like the $10 plan you mentioned but if it pulls from that before the free 200mb it wouldn't be nearly as worthwhile.
     
  16. yegon macrumors 68020

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    If UK, I buy EE 6gb 90 day sims off Amazon for £15. Nice and simple, 6gb is easily enough for general usage, and if I do any lengthy streaming I tether to my phone with my 10gb/month plan.

    Cellular isn't for everyone, but for pick up and use, always on connectivity on the go, it beats tethering. Only really applicable if you're away from wifi extensively of course, which I am.
     
  17. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    As far as I can tell, it uses the free 200mb first.
     
  18. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I appreciate the comments everyone.
    In the midst of attempting to sell my 32GB iPad from for 128GB+4G right now lol!
     
  19. Hey Now macrumors member

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    So just so I'm certain, and sorry to be dense... You're saying one can buy an iPad that uses the Apple Sim, and the 200 MB for free plan is available to sign up directly on the iPad itself? Thanks...
     
  20. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Yes, that's exactly what I did.
     
  21. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    I transferred my Grandfathered AT&T Unlimited $30 per month plan onto my iPad Pro. Love it.
     

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