iPad mini Thoughts on AT&T's discounted iPad minis?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by davidg4781, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    AT&T has a couple of deals going on right now on iPad minis...

    iPad mini 2 for $99 with purchase of an iPhone
    iPad mini 3 for $149

    Both of them require a 2 year data agreement, which for my plan, is $10/month.

    Any thoughts of these? I haven't been able to justify the cost of an iPad (mini) but these prices make them look a little better. I'm still not sure I'll benefit or use them all that much, but I have been considering one a lot more now that I'm using a desktop.

    Oh, and they are the 16 GB LTE models. Overall they're less than buying one outright from Apple.
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Before making a 2 year commitment on those, you say you aren't sure if you will use it much. Maybe you can buy one from Apple or best buy and return it within the 2 week period before making that 2 years commitment on the contract. I don't like to make those commitments unless I know for sure Id be using it.

    Secondly, would you use the LTE on the iPad? or would a wifi-only model suffice? Because if you wouldn't need the LTE, you could use that $240 you save on a refurbished wifi model from apple.

  3. goomba478 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2012
    I bought the LTE iPad pro from AT&T so that I could do the 20 month financing. I'm getting a plan with it that realistically I don't need but is nice to have. For the mini I personally don't think it's worth the agreement. Oh and they still charge like $45 to activate so the savings aren't as good as they sound (something thy failed to mention with my Pro).
  4. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    I don't think I would use the LTE and if I do ever need that I can tether to iPhone.

    I think I'm going to pass. I'd rather have a desk than an iPad at this point.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I wouldn't get them as their internals are a few years old.

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