iPad Pro iPad Pro Cellular Pricing

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MattEcho, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. MattEcho macrumors newbie

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    So I've been deciding between the IPP and the Surface Pro for the last two months, finally decided on getting the Verizon IPP at the $879 price with 2 yr contract and then the deal goes away. Any one have an idea of if and when that pricing will come around again?
     
  2. Yaccity macrumors member

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    It is hard to say, promotions come and go. Look around big holidays and perhaps when another one could be released in October/November.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Let me get this straight, you were willing to sign a two year contract of a minimum of $20 dollars a month to save $200 dollars? So you would pay $480 to save $200 up front.

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    Edit: So I double checked pricing. If you are adding it on to a current plan, its $10 a month for 24 months, so $240. Regardless, you are spending an additional $240 locked in to a 2 year contract to save $200 up front. Oh plus there is a $40 activation fee.

    Verizon is ripping people off. They offer $100 off if you sign a two year contract (Thats their normal pricing). Plus a $40 dollar activation fee. That is absolutely horrible of them. Then they charge you $175 for an ETF, even though they are only giving you $100 off.
     
  4. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    If you were planning to get the service anyway, then it's a good deal. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Not necessarily. You are locked to 24 straight months of service. Maybe you don't need it for all 24 months. Maybe you need it for 6 here and 6 there. Prepaid would be much cheaper. Or tether the device from your cell phone.
     
  6. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    No no no
     
  7. MattEcho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I need the continuous cell service. So it works for me. Should've have waited till the end of the month. Oh well. It's only 100 bucks, but still.
     
  8. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

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    To the OP: This person is totally right. It's a horrible deal and it takes away the critical freedom of being able to sell your iPad Pro for any reason (such as deciding you want something smaller, deciding you want something different, or if you are enticed by the second generation). I have a 128GB iPad mini 4 on Verizon and while I love the hell out of it, my plans and needs may change at any time, especially in times like these where Apple's trajectory with the iPad line is less than certain to people outside of the Infinite Loop. Plus, who knows? I might decide that I would rather have my mini 4 on Google Fi's service now that it officially supports the iPad mini 4. It's worth the extra $200 for the flexibility, especially when, as the person I quoted said, the ETF will cost more than you're saving now.
     

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