United States wireless operator Sprint is kicking off sales of the cellular-model iPad mini and 4th-generation iPad today, bundling the tablets with “a range of attractive data plans that allow customers to connect to its 4G LTE network.”Sprint confirms that US customers will be able to buy their iPad data plans without a contract, “providing customers with the freedom to activate or cancel a plan at any time.”
“iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad can be activated on one of the new, aggressively priced month-to-month tablet rate plans for Sprint 4G LTE-enabled tablets,” says the company.
Fared Adib, senior vice president of Product Development, says, “iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad, combined with Sprint’s 4G LTE network and our aggressively priced rate plans, offer customers an outstanding tablet experience.”
Adib indirectly suggests that Sprint is the best way to go for customers buying a cellular iPad, as the carrier “doesn’t put its customers on shared pricing plans like some carriers.”
“With Sprint you get the best pricing for all the data you need without the worry of overages,” he says.
The operator’s press release mentions that iPad mini and iPad 4 shipments are limited at its select retail locations, suggesting that customers should hurry up if they wish to secure a unit today.
The carrier also offers Sprint Mobile Broadband Passes; the service bills credit cards on a recurring basis, ensuring flexibility and convenience for customers.
iPad mini features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and a 5 megapixel iSight camera, as well as fast wireless performance and Apple’s heavily-advertised 10-hour battery life.
The fourth generation iPad has even better features, including the large 9.7-inch Retina display, the powerful A6X chip with insane graphics performance, a FaceTime HD camera on the front and a 5-megapixel sensor on the back, as well as the same “ultrafast” wireless and impressive battery life as the iPad mini.