“T-Mobile’s new plan could do a lot to offset [iPad] pricing pressures,” Sam Mattera writes for The Motley Fool. “On Thursday, the carrier said it would begin selling tablets, including the iPad Air, in monthly installments.”
“Starting next month, if you own a tablet compatible with T-Mobile’s network, you can bring it in, and for the cost of a SIM card, T-Mobile will give you 200MB of data a month for the rest of the tablet’s life,” Mattera writes. “But as most mobile users know, 200MB of data really isn’t much. T-Mobile hopes that, by luring customers in with a bit of free data, many of them will purchase larger data plans. Perhaps some of them will even switch their smartphones over.”
“But more interesting than free data is the new monthly purchase plan. Going forward, Customers will be able to buy tablets from T-Mobile and pay for them with monthly installments,” Mattera writes. “[T-Mobile] will eventually sell Apple’s full-size iPad Air for 24 payments of $26.25.”
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