iPad Mini devices with 4G LTE service are now on sale at AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless stores.
The device is expected to be so popular that Sprint Wireless is offering customers the chance to purchase a $50 gift card which will reserve one of the mini tablets. The gift card can then be used for the actual purchase if stock runs out.
Wireless carriers are hoping to capitalize on the iPad Mini by offering wireless data plans for the device. For example, Sprint Wireless is offering month-to-month plans that start at 300MB for $15 and then increase to 12GB for $80. If you are a current Sprint Wireless customer, you can also receive value plans that start at $10 for 100MB and then increase to $15 for 1GB.
AT&T and Verizon Wireless, in the meantime, have chosen to keep their standard data plans in place. AT&T, however, is offering a $100 discount on the tablet if a two-year data contract is signed. If customers at AT&T prefer, they can pay $10 per month to simply add their new iPad Mini to their Mobile Share plan.
Customers who ordered the iPad Mini online began to see their shipments arrives as early as Thursday.
Despite the release of the 4G LTE iPad Mini version, Apple’s online store is still showing a two week shipping time, suggesting that iPad Mini Wi-Fi versions are still a hit regardless of new options available to customers.
Will you be adding an iPad Mini 4G LTE device to your arsenal of 4G mobility products?