Carrier Trying to understand T-Mobile iPad Air Offer

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  1. mm1250 macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to understand the new T-Mobile offering for the iPad Air. I'm currently NOT a Tmo customer.

    So starting midnight tonight, I can buy a iPad Air through Tmobile, get the 200MB data package for free, and amortize it 0% over 24-months? So my payment might be 27~ish a month?

    Someone confirm, if so i'm buying 2 of them.

    Right now I pay $15/mo for the ATT data package. If the above is true this is a no brainier for me.
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Starts midnight on Nov 1 so not exactly tonight. Otherwise, you're right on point.
     
  3. mm1250, Oct 30, 2013
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    Ok
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    You're asking about T-Mobile so I'm assuming you're in the US. According to my calendar, it's just October 30, Wednesday today. There's still October 31 before you get to November 1... :rolleyes:
     
  5. csrini1 macrumors regular

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    It doesn't have to be via tmobile, you can buy tmobile ipad from apple store also, right?
     
  6. mm1250 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My bad.. . thought it was the 31st. :confused:
     
  7. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    I went to tmobile today and they said I pay half of device cost plus $50 & $10 for sim. That like $500 all together since I'm going for 64gb ipad air
     
  8. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    why would you pay for the sim when apple sells it to you with the sim included?
     
  9. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    1 - The payment plan stands by itself.

    2 - The 200mb free plan stands by itself.

    There are a few other threads all about this. You might want to read those.
     
  10. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    When I add up the payments I don't see sales tax included. How do they charge the tax? Or do they tax each payment?
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    You pay tax upfront.
     
  12. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    what does this mean, in relation to the free 200mb plan.
    also, Tmo tries to make you buy SIMs. I told them I wouldn't pay for it and they gave me one. I was setting up their service on a used iPhone.
     
  13. MajorTCS macrumors regular

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    The T-Mobile offer has no teeth. My local store, in a big mall! is only receiving four units on Friday. All the speculation is meaningless if they have no stock!
     
  14. Thepoobear macrumors 6502

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    Completely contradicts what tmobile has posted...
     
  15. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Not really. It's only 0-down for well qualified customers so that likely means you need excellent credit.
     
  16. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    Stock doesn't matter. This is NOT promotional or limited time pricing. Even if this guy bought the iPad in January 2014, the offer would still be there.
     
  17. doxielover macrumors 6502a

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    If I buy this for in store pickup will I be able to return it to an apple store?
     
  18. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't say you need "excellent credit" but probably 700+ FICO and no recent baddies and you're good. Wouldn't be surprised "well-qualified" means 680+ fico
     
  19. applegeek25 macrumors regular

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    I'm not really a fan of the whole "pay for your phone/tablet in monthly instalments" strategy. I realize that it's 0% interest and all, but let's get realistic here: If you can't afford to pay for the device upfront, then you shouldn't be buying it in the first place.

    IMHO, the only items that should warrant monthly payments are the typical high-end purchases: a new home, car, education, etc...not a $600-$800 tablet that will lose its status in a year when the next one is released.

    No offence to anyone here, but it's almost laughable that some people would be willing to give up a hard inquiry on their credit profile just to finance a $600 tablet for 200MB/mo free data.
     
  20. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Probably...On Apples return web site, it does state that if one purchases the product via online store, you cannot return it to a Store, but some have done it, and some have been told no.

    Doing this online, and in store pick-up throws a monkey wrench into the mix. The rep I talked to asked me instead of returning by mail my iPhone I should just take it to an Apple store, but sometimes rep's are wrong (I mailed mine in). May want to call Apple to verify, but than again, that rep might be wrong as well.

    See the screw up ?
     
  21. Thepoobear macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your ppomi
     
  22. applegeek25 macrumors regular

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    No problem. :)
     
  23. keatth macrumors 6502

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    If I'm already paying for two phones with EIP's, can I also add the iPad Air?
     
  24. applegeek25 macrumors regular

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    You'll have to contact T-Mobile. I assume it's probably based off your internal credit class on their billing systems.
     
  25. Menel macrumors 603

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    I bought an airport express a few weeks ago and returned. The return process has a radio button, clearly stated returning to store or print ship labels.
     

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