Rent A Tablet With The Los Angeles Angels

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd; buy me some peanuts and a tablet, I don’t care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for T-Mobile, if they don’t win, it’s a shame; for it’s one, two, ten bucks, that’s all, to rent a tablet.  Wow, never again.  Seriously, though, T-mobile has partnered with the Los Angeles Angels to bring tablet rental to the Angels’ stadium.

Fans who rent either a T-Mobile G-Slate or Samsung Galaxy Tab for $10 get the following unprecedented value:

  • Free game-day program, optimized for viewing on the tablet — an instant $3 added value.
  • Free content from the Zinio magazine app, with the ability to read from a sampling of magazines during the game, including ESPN and many other popular magazines, drawing from Zinio’s library of more than 4,500 magazine titles.
  • Free T-Mobile TV (on the T-Mobile G-Slate only), providing content from popular TV shows. All regular free content, plus the “Select” package, regularly $4.99, is available as part of the game-day tablet rental.
  • Access to T-Mobile’s blazing-fast network, powering fast video chat sessions with friends and family at home, and blazing downloads of rich media content.

Sounds Interesting to me.  Any Angels fans going to take advantage of this offer?

T-Mobile Teams Up With Los Angeles Angels Offering Fans Unique Tablet Rental Program

Fan experience enhanced with customized content, game-day program, and access to America’s Largest 4G Network™

Anaheim, Calif. — Jul. 22, 2011

2011-07-22 14:24:40

T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced that the company has partnered with the Los Angeles Angels to provide fans with a unique tablet rental program, giving fans customized content designed to enhance their experience while watching their favorite team at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

 

“T-Mobile’s Android tablets, combined with America’s Largest 4G Network, give Angels fans customized content for an affordable price when they rent a tablet during Angels games,” said Darrin Silveria, vice president general manager, Southern California, T-Mobile USA. “We’re always excited to bring T-Mobile customers unique offerings that they can’t find elsewhere, and that’s exactly what we’re doing for Angels fans who rent a tablet.”

 

T-Mobile began partnering with the Angels near the beginning of the season, and has been fine tuning the company’s network inside Angel Stadium of Anaheim, running a beta program with fans providing feedback on their experience, and building partnerships with content providers, including Zinio and MobiTV, the provider of T-Mobile TV.

 

“There’s no question that baseball fans love stats, replays, MLB news and more,” said Angels chairman Dennis Kuhl. “We wanted to enhance the fan experience while viewing home games, and we’re excited to bring this partnership with T-Mobile to life. We see lots of possibilities and are really just at the beginning of this new offering for our fans.”

 

Fans who rent either a T-Mobile G-Slate or Samsung Galaxy Tab for $10 get the following unprecedented value:

  • Free game-day program, optimized for viewing on the tablet — an instant $3 added value.
  • Free content from the Zinio magazine app, with the ability to read from a sampling of magazines during the game, including ESPN and many other popular magazines, drawing from Zinio’s library of more than 4,500 magazine titles.
  • Free T-Mobile TV (on the T-Mobile G-Slate only), providing content from popular TV shows. All regular free content, plus the “Select” package, regularly $4.99, is available as part of the game-day tablet rental.
  • Access to T-Mobile’s blazing-fast network, powering fast video chat sessions with friends and family at home, and blazing downloads of rich media content.

 

“This is the kind of unique combination of hardware, fast mobile network speeds and rich content that has the potential to be transformative, not only for Angels fans, but for fans of all sports,” said Jeanniey Mullen, global executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Zinio. “We see great possibilities for the future and are looking forward to bringing even more unique offerings to Angels fans as we develop our partnership with T-Mobile over time.”

 

Angels fans can choose to rent either a Samsung Galaxy Tab or the 4G T-Mobile G-Slate. Rentals come equipped with a “quick start” guide and a simplified content experience as a result of T-Mobile’s partnership with Zinio and MobiTV.

 

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  • Andrew Goins

    I see many baseball fan mysteriously coming home with a $10 tablet…..

    • n900mixalot

      And a $700 bill on the credit card they used to rent the device.   ;)

    • n900mixalot

      And a $700 bill on the credit card they used to rent the device.   ;)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6CKDGDBG3ZTCOGPYV4EXFE7H6I Justin J

    So what happens when I dont turn in my rented $600 tablet?  Will they be able to GPS them?

    • Anonymous

      id figure there is a deposit

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6CKDGDBG3ZTCOGPYV4EXFE7H6I Justin J

    So what happens when I dont turn in my rented $600 tablet?  Will they be able to GPS them?

  • Guest

    10?!!! I paid more for a crappy loaner phone to rent

  • Anonymous

    David, the post you wrote, is hilarious.

    • Anonymous

      it was andrew sir

    • Andrew

      Thank you, but it’s Andrew

  • Cupcake

    Huh….and the purpose of this is….?????  Get the hell out!  Is it me or am I alone when I think that if I’m gonna pay good money for the seats (not cheap either), that I’m gonna wanna WATCH the game??? 

  • Cupcake

    Huh….and the purpose of this is….?????  Get the hell out!  Is it me or am I alone when I think that if I’m gonna pay good money for the seats (not cheap either), that I’m gonna wanna WATCH the game??? 

  • Anonymous

    If I went to an Angels game, I’d totally do this.  Heck, it would be really nice if they offered this for all baseball stadiums.

    I’ll be honest, baseball is one of the slower games to watch.  It is much better to watch in person than on the TV.  Renting one of these tablets would help time go by while you’re waiting between pitches.  Makes watching baseball at the park like watching baseball at home (barely watching the game while playing on your tablet/smartphone)

  • Anonymous

    If I went to an Angels game, I’d totally do this.  Heck, it would be really nice if they offered this for all baseball stadiums.

    I’ll be honest, baseball is one of the slower games to watch.  It is much better to watch in person than on the TV.  Renting one of these tablets would help time go by while you’re waiting between pitches.  Makes watching baseball at the park like watching baseball at home (barely watching the game while playing on your tablet/smartphone)

  • Ghostman34

    This is such a jacked up gimmick. Why would even want to do this if you’re at a game, you’re not there to play/view on a tablet. What a waste.

  • Skagmonkey

    I live 15 minutes from Anaheim and go to games all the time.  I usually go with 3+ people so rented a device for 10 bucks isn’t that expensive when broken up 4 ways.

  • Skagmonkey

    I live 15 minutes from Anaheim and go to games all the time.  I usually go with 3+ people so rented a device for 10 bucks isn’t that expensive when broken up 4 ways.

  • Skagmonkey

    I live 15 minutes from Anaheim and go to games all the time.  I usually go with 3+ people so rented a device for 10 bucks isn’t that expensive when broken up 4 ways.

  • Anonymous

    So do stadiums allow you to bring your own tablet to games?  If they do, should people anticipate they will prohibit the practice so to increase tablet rentals, similar to theaters prohibiting bringing your own beverages and candy?

  • Vibrant Addict

    That sounds great, wish they bring it to FL when I’m watching the Marlins, there is a lot of down time in a baseball game.