Beginning Friday, Sprint will finally get the iPad. It will begin selling the iPad and iPad Mini in limited quantities. And it plans to do so with some pretty aggressive price plans.
If stores run out of stock, customers can sign up for the wait list, and if you buy a $50 Sprint gift card, customers can hold their spot in line to receive an iPad or iPad Mini when additional inventory becomes available.
Sprint is also pushing its data plans. For $14.99 per month, you get 300 MB of data. AT&T offers 250MB for the same price point. Verizon doesn’t offer a plan that low.
Sprint also offers 3 GB for $34.99 (AT&T is $30 for 3 GB; Verizon is $40 for 4GB). For $50, Sprint will offer 6 GB (AT&T offers 5 GB for $50 and Verizon offers 6GB for $50.
For $79.99, Sprint will unleash 12 GB of data. Verizon has a $80 plan for that amount of data. AT&T doesn’t offer that.
Sprint is also offering current smartphone customers to add an iPad or iPad Mini to their account with a specially discounted rate plan that includes 1 gig of 3G/4G LTE on-network data for $15 per month, or 100 MB for $10 per month.
Sprint is also waiving activation fees for all 3G and 4G LTE tablets for a limited time.
Lastly, Sprint is offering Sprint Mobile broadband passes for iPad Mini and iPad that allow customers to bill to a credit card on a recurring basis. Passes begin at $14.99 (300 MB). Other rates are $34.99 (3 GB), $49.99 (6 GB) and $79.99 (12 GB).