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According to wireless carrier T-Mobile Thursday, qualified customers can now pick up Apple’s iPad Air 2 or the fourth-generation iPad mini by taking advantage of the company’s 18-month leasing program, called JUMP! On Demand.

The baseline iPad Air 2 configuration with sixteen gigabytes of storage is available with $0 down and eighteen installments at $26 per month. The entry-level 16GB iPad mini 4 starts at $22 per month with $0 due upfront. Both devices are LTE models.

The 18-month lease program allows qualified customers to upgrade to a newer tablet up to three times per year.

The full pricing is as follows (taxes excluded):

iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

  • iPad Air 2 16GB: $0 down, $26 per month
  • iPad Air 2 64GB: $99.99 down, $25 per month
  • iPad Air 2 128GB: $199.99 down, $24 per month

iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

  • iPad mini 4 16GB: $0 down, $22 per month
  • iPad mini 4 64GB: $99.99 down, $21 per month
  • iPad mini 4 128GB: $199.99 down, $19 per month

The limited-time offer includes a $15 SIM starter kit and requires qualified service for the duration of lease. For an additional $10 per month, you can add another tablet and match the data on your Simple Choice voice plan (up to five gigabytes per month) for use specifically on your iPad.

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If you’re upgrading to an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 4, T-Mobile requires you to trade-in your old device in good condition at participating company stores in order to upgrade to an eligible device on lease, up to three times a year.

If you cancel wireless service, remaining payments on your iPad become due. At the end of the lease period, customers can either return their device in good condition or exercise the purchase option. This offer is only available by visiting your local T-Mobile store or calling T-Mobile at 1-877-500-6055.

Source: T-Mobile

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    Honestly, if you can’t afford to buy the iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini outright, but an older or used iPad or even another cheaper device.
    Paying via installments for so many things is how you fall into debt.

    • Jac0b

      Not to mention the stupid carrier taxes which are a lot more than what you’d pay for as a sales tax.

    • iBanks

      I have an iPad Air 2, mini 3, iPhone 6 Plus, and 2 iPhone 6 all on installments and doing just fine debt wise. Going for a cheaper device is only a few dollar difference a month on the installment. It’s much better than dropping a few hindered dollars up front when the same amount can be paid out over a course of time.

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        But looks like you can afford to pay for it at once, so it’s OK for you

  • Their installment plans are interest-free so what exactly is the downside vs paying cash? Also with leasing you can avoid the depreciation and trade in for a newer device whenever you like. Lastly, probably half the people purchasing currently are using a credit card which does carry an interest rate. It’s really odd how folks are against installment plans even when they’re interest free.

    • Jac0b

      1- The taxes you pay with your monthly plan. And believe me they do add up to quite a big number.
      2- If you trade in for a new device, you EIP resets to 0 meaning you start over with your installments and again you’re trapped with paying taxes… Unless of course you pay off your EIP at some point.