Sprint is offering Apple’s new-generation iPads with a range of attractive data plans that allow customers to connect to the carrier’s 4G LTE network in the United States. Smartphone customers can add either tablet to their account with a discounted rate plan.
U.S. wireless operator Sprint has confirmed that cellular versions of Apple’s iPad mini and iPad 4 are now selling throughout its stores, albeit in limited quantities.
The tablets can be activated on one of the company’s “aggressively priced month-to-month tablet rate plans for Sprint 4G LTE-enabled tablets.”
Prices start at $14.99 for 300MB of 3G/4G LTE on-network data, and continue with $34.99 for 3GB, $49.99 for 6GB and $79.99 for 12GB of data.
Sprint carefully points out that its offerings result in 20 percent more data for the same price as AT&T’s $14.99 and $50 tablet rate plan.
“With Sprint, 20 percent more data than AT&T on the $49.99 plan equals 1GB or approximately 50,000 emails, 2,000 web page views or 3,333 more picture uploads,” the company states.
Smartphone owners on Sprint’s network can add the new tablets to their existing accounts with a specially-discounted rate plan.
This plan includes 1GB of 3G/4G LTE on-network data for only $15 per month, or $10 per month for 100MB of data.
Sprint also confirmed that it is doing away with the activation fee on all 3G/4G LTE tablets for a limited time.
Finally, the carrier also said that its Sprint Mobile Broadband Passes would provide customers with “the freedom and flexibility to bill to a credit card on a recurring basis.”
Pass pricing starts at $14.99 for 300MB and goes all the way up to $79.99 for 12GB.