T-Mobile will sell iPad Pro through JUMP! On Demand

ipadprotmonews

Today Apple revealed that the iPad Pro will launch online on November 11 and will hit stores and “select carriers” later this week, and now we know that T-Mobile will be one of those carriers.

John Legere just confirmed that T-Mobile will sell the iPad Pro through JUMP! On Demand. However, he didn’t say when the iPad Pro will be available from T-Mo or how much it’ll cost with JOD. For reference, Apple is asking $799 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model, $949 for the 128GB Wi-Fi version, and $1079 for the 128GB cellular model.

Speaking of cellular, the iPad Pro supports HSPA+ on 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, and 2100MHz and LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, and 41.

It was just at the end of October that T-Mo launched tablet support with JUMP! On Demand. The program works just like it does with phones, letting you sign up for an 18-month lease and trade your tablet in for a new model up to 3 times per year. When it does become available, the iPad Pro will join the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 in the tablet version of JUMP! On Demand.

 

Tags: , ,

  • Adrayven

    No band 12 LTE then? odd..

    • Here we go with the band 12 thing again.

    • Andrew Singleton

      It’s confirmed that it is not. Such a bummer. Apple being apple.

  • Glad I Left CA

    Can we get a surface pro that’ll work on the network as well? That’d be amazing.

    • JB

      I’d get that in a heartbeat! Most certainly over the iPad Pro.

    • JE_25

      Too bad Microsoft chose not to make an LTE version of the Pro 4.

  • I’m all in, because I was ready to buy it at full cost this week lol. Woo hoo!

  • skywalkr2

    Why would anyone buy a slightly larger iPad for minimum $800? It is truly crazy to me.

    • Andrew Singleton

      the tiniest bit of research would answer your question, young jedi. http://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/#product-demo

    • Thomas_L_Holaday

      No one would buy a slightly larger iPad for $800, nor would Apple market such a device.

      • skywalkr2

        and yet they are.

        • Thomas_L_Holaday

          You have been misinformed.

        • skywalkr2

          Nope. It’s a tablet with a slightly larger screen that runs iOS. Has a faster processor (for that bigger screen), but it is still an iPad.

    • circa476

      So it’s safe to assume we won’t see you in Starbucks with your Ipad Pro?

      • skywalkr2

        My Ipad Air 2 is perfect. I really don’t know why I need one bigger and heavier. I have a Samsung Note if I want to use a stylus… but I never do.

  • Andrew Singleton

    I’m no apple fan but that thing is a marvel

  • PC_Tool

    Really wish MSFT hadn’t derped and launched the Surface 4 without LTE. Dolts…

    • Ordeith

      Do you not have mobile hotspot?

      • PC_Tool

        That should not be a requirement for modern mobile hardware.

        • Ordeith

          I didn’t know you were so eager to pay more for a device and take on an additional monthly charge when you already have a solution available that doesn’t require additional expense (or network lock in, or compatibility issues).

        • PC_Tool

          You don’t even know how amusing you are, do you?

        • Ordeith

          Practicality can seem amusing to the impractical.

        • PC_Tool

          Right.

          So what’s practical for you could not possibly be the least bit impractical for anyone else.

          The Ego on you…how do you get through doors?

        • Ordeith

          Doors are impractical. :)

        • PC_Tool

          That….that made me laugh.

          Very nice.

        • 21stNow

          I get that some people prefer Wi-Fi only tablets, but I prefer cellular tablets. I do own some Wi-Fi tablets, but I use them less often than my cellular enabled tablet and generally only at home.

          It aggravates me to have to pull out my phone, turn on mobile hotspot, go back to my tablet, then remember to turn off mobile hotspot on the phone when I am finished with the tablet because it burns battery power on my phone pretty quickly. I’d rather just turn on my tablet and go.

        • Glad I Left CA

          Mobile HotSpot is limited. I want unlimited! I don’t want only WiFi.

        • Andrew

          1. T-Mobile has a free 200mb data option.
          2. iPad is unlocked and can be used on any carrier
          3. Cellular iPad has GPS, so while there’s an “extra charge” there’s also additional capabilities.

          No additional monthly charge, and no network lock-in or compatibility issues. Relax on the hyperbole.

        • DStudio

          There are people for whom making the WiFi connection each time will significantly distract them and actually cost them money (or hinder them from making more money).

          The instant accessibility of information is one of a tablet’s great attractions. Sometimes I use it for just one or two minutes and then turn it back off. You can spend that much time just establishing the WiFi connection to your mobile hotspot (especially if it’s turned off!)

          I don’t have that kind of time pressure, yet even I understand how much more useful a cellular-enabled tablet can be.

    • Surface 3 has LTE. And besides, I think MSFT needs to really focus on their phone division because without the phones, Surface doesn’t matter because Windows 10 would be an epic failure.

      • PC_Tool

        Surface 3 is old, and the only people who say Windows 10 is a “failure” are incapable of discussing Windows 10 rationally.

        • Comes to show you didn’t read that last part. I didn’t say Windows 10 is a failure. I said that Windows 10 WILL BE a failure if Microsoft stop making phones. That’s their single most important line of products currently.

          Oh and Surface 3 is not that old. If it was, the MSRP would be under $225.00.

        • PC_Tool

          Read it. Doesn’t make a difference.

  • Ordeith

    iPad pro and JUMP are both for the financially foolish. Should be a good match.

    • dave

      Jump on demand is like a credit card with zero interest and if you live in the United states parts do charge sales taxes up front….lol …Jod you pay monthly and if you want that 18 month old iphone or tablet you can pay that off at the same price..

      • Ordeith

        JUMP is not that at all, but the foolish will continue to believe it.

        • dave

          My first car phone was approx $1300.00 up front yes plus tax and the service was 85 cents a minute in 1990….plus long distance….ave monthly bill over a grand but just passed it on to my clients….now if you don’t have a good income or just starting out.pick up a $100.00 phone and call it a day…Jump if USED correctly is great… Option

        • Ordeith

          Great for T-Mobile.

        • Andrew

          You clearly have no corporate finance background. Do you know that a dollar today is worth more tomorrow? So for example $849 (an iPhone 6S Plus 64GB) is worth more today than it is in 24 months. T-Mobile LOSES money offering it on an installment because they don’t get the money today. They get it later.

        • Ordeith

          They lock you in, just like a contract. You pay the same monthly (and the same early payoff penalty should you discontinue) for a rapidly depreciating device. You are financing something at a price point that would only need financing if your resources are so limited that you probably shouldn’t be buying it anyway. You are paying MSRP.

        • Andrew

          Literally everything you just said is incorrect in many, if not most cases. Everything.

        • Ordeith

          Nothing. Unless you’re dumb.

        • Andrew

          Okay — quiz time. What is the penalty for paying off a device early?

        • Ordeith

          The full cost of a device that is likely worth less than the payment. and you still end up paying MSRP for a device you could have picked up for less in the first place.

        • Andrew

          That’s… not an early payoff penalty.

          Regardless you’re still incorrect. First, you’re arguing that “they lock you into service” — as opposed to what, not having service? Obviously I need a carrier. I have an iPhone 6S Plus on Jump On Demand. I’m receiving a $12 monthly bill credit toward my installment. I received a $99 promo credit for the 64GB model. Collectively T-Mobile will have given me $315 off MSRP for the phone. Alternatively, I could’ve bought the phone from Apple or T-Mobile at $849 which is what you seem to be suggesting would be the better alternative.

        • Ordeith

          Not having a choice to move to another carrier as long as you are in debt to T-Mobile. Just like a contract. You’re obfuscating the true cost of the phone. If the phone isn’t worth it’s true cost perhaps you are better off with a different phone.

          Here’s a excerpt from the New York Times, since you can’t figure it out:

          “If you were to fully purchase a $750 iPhone and use it at least two years, that would amount to $375 a year. But you also have to consider that after you have paid off a phone, you can sell it.

          For example, if you bought an iPhone 6s for $750, in two years you could probably sell it for about $175, reducing the overall cost of ownership to $575, or $287.50 a year; after you’re done paying for the device, the equipment cost is removed from your phone bill. That makes owning a device outright cheaper than the leasing plans.”

        • Andrew

          Right. so with my installment, if i choose to pay off the phone, i can also turn around and sell it for about $175. what point are you trying to make?

        • Ordeith

          If that’s what you were going to do you’d be better off buying it outright and discounted rather than paying more to get MSRP.

        • Andrew

          If you can find me a 64GB iPhone 6S Plus for $534, please send me the link.

        • Ordeith

          That’s after discounting the price from selling the old phone, or are you being intentionally dense?

        • Andrew

          No. That’s how much i’m paying for my iPhone 6S Plus. Although, I traded in a $50 iPhone 4 to get that promo price, so I guess it’s $265 i’m saving, not $315.

        • DStudio

          Probably the only device rivaling the iPad Pro is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (or Surface Book, but it’s substantially more expensive).

          It appears the Surface Pro 4 may be as good or better for students’ general needs (i.e. note taking), while the iPad Pro will be better for artistic endeavors (e.g. sketching). But both should be able to serve either purpose, to some extent. Nevertheless, the iPad Pro appears to have some distinct, unique strengths. Therefore, some people need one.

          Furthermore, many people have found the existing iPads fall short of a complete computing solution for them. I suspect a significant number of people will be able to truly replace their laptops this time around. Eddie Cue says it’s become his everyday computing device, and I believe him.

        • Ordeith

          Surface Pro 4 is also better for artistic endeavors. It has full photoshop, full illustrator, full Maya, Full renderman client, etc, etc etc.. It also has a much better stylus that offers both greater precision and greater battery life.
          Still trying to find an actual unique strength of the iPad pro.

        • DStudio

          We shall see about the stylus compared to the Pencil. Perhaps battery life too.

          New apps may be better than “full” Windows apps. Might be better for you to reserve judgement on this.

          In a tablet you may want an iPad Pro app instead. For example, a pencil-enabled app may be superior for drawing, regardless of how many other non-drawing features it has.

        • Andrew

          I noticed that you never responded to my message about saving $256 by using JoD. What’s wrong? Afraid you actually have to agree with me that I’m getting the better deal?

        • Hollywood J Blaq

          To your first point, that’s how it is with every carrier if you choose to go the installment route. Better than when they were subsidizing the phone, but overcharging you for service because of the subsidy.

          To your second point, with how device cycles last, no one is keeping a phone for 2 years anymore. With JOD, T-Mobile has effectively done away with the whole “your phone is worth X amount of dollars towards your payoff”. I just go in, get a new phone, walk out.

          I don’t want to deal with ebay, craigslist, swappa, or any of those sites in order to sell my phone. And if I like the phone enough, I’ll pay it off in 3 months. But I don’t have to. It’s not a scam, but it’s also not for everyone. If you have the disposable income where you can spend $700+ on a phone go right ahead. But meanwhile, back at the ranch, not everyone can do it.

        • Ordeith

          If you don’t have the disposable income where you can spend $700+ on a phone it’s likely because you keep getting suckered into making payments for things you probably can’t afford.

        • Hollywood J Blaq

          Not necessarily. Some people have more pressing things to do with $700+, but can afford a measly $30 per month for what is deemed a “luxury item” (because let’s be honest, you don’t need a Note 5 or an iPad Pro).

          And making payments for something you can’t afford is the basis of our entire credit system. You wouldn’t want to ruin that, would you?

        • Ordeith

          Ugh, working to service debt? no thanks. I’d make do with a $60 Lumia 640 for two years and save that $30 a month to buy the iPhone 7S in 2017 if I actually cared and had an affordability problem.
          If it’s not worth it to do that, then the phone really isn’t worth the asking price to me, and I don’t get caught up in debt servicing yet another item I couldn’t really afford..

        • Kristian Colasacco

          Even still your comments are just dumb. Paying outright for the phone doesn’t give you the same discount packages. Ideally what you could do is buy the phone as part of the JUMP program or on EIP and take the incentives that can add up to $300 or so dollars and then after a month or two just pay off your device early.

          But then there’s the whole matter of it being a 0 percent interest rate. Hell, I’d even let them give me a 0 percent compound interest rate. I don’t care. It’s 0 percent. It doesn’t matter. Other than keeping a monthly payment under control, there’s no real need to pay it off immediately

          As mentioned above, life is so much easier to just hand back your phone and walk out with a new one. When I was buying a phone outright and then wanting a new one, I’d buy the new phone and then go through the hassle of selling my old device on Craigslist. Having to meet up with a person that I don’t know and always hoping for the best. Or at least hoping that I don’t get robbed.

          Honestly, I don’t care if you don’t like the plan. That doesn’t effect me but it’s just strange that you seem to know nothing about it but keep talking like you do.

        • DStudio

          T-Mobile knows it will act much like a contract, to convince people to stay on T-Mobile.

          But if you’re going to stay on T-Mobile anyway, or you can afford to pay off the phone at any time, then JOD or a payment plan makes good financial sense. Unless of course you can find a substantial discount on the device when purchased outright.

          The iPad Pro is a tool. And for many people it will be financially WISE to get one. It just depends on your needs.

        • Ordeith

          the iPad pro poorly meets needs that are better served by other (often less expensive) devices. nothing wise about it.

        • DStudio

          I meets some needs better than any other device in existence.

          I’m not sure how else to politely respond to such an uninformed statement. It’s wise to take good advantage of the resources available to you. Wise use of your money means knowing when to spend it as much as knowing when not to.

        • Ordeith

          Except it doesn’t. The consumer needs are better met (for the money) in the normal iPad. the professional needs are better met (regardless of money) in the Surface line. There is no niche for the iPad Pro to fill, except the need to make Apple money.

        • DStudio

          I’ve always said the problem with ignorance is it doesn’t recognize itself.

          Although you have confirmed you have a very narrow ‘typical consumer’ viewpoint.

        • Ordeith

          and yet all you’d need to do is look in a mirror.

        • DStudio

          I’m ignorant of many things. But even in my ignorance I know enough about the iPad Pro to realize it does some things better than the “competition” (like the pencil, weight, screen size, thin profile and perhaps touch interface). And I’m sure it’s better in many other ways that I’m simply “ignorant” of.

        • Andrew

          Ordeith just doesn’t understand finance.

        • Ordeith

          Which must by why I don’t have a need to buy anything on credit, obviously.
          I can see how I could be much worse off if I fell into the same trap so many who truly don’t understand finance do, though.

        • Andrew

          See, I agree with you on some things. But credit isn’t always a trap. I’m perfectly capable of buying an iPhone up front. But I’m also able to do basic math and see that Jump On Demand was going to save me way more money, and that interest-free financing is not a bad thing.

        • Ordeith

          Any savings perceived with Jump on Demand are an illusion. albeit an elaborate one put on by T-Mobile. They do make money on the plans, which means you could keep that money instead. Figure out how.

        • Andrew

          You’re making a BS claim. It’s up to you to figure out how. I’ve already done the math. You’re just out of ideas.

        • Ordeith

          Nothing, actually. Don’t be so daft.

        • bobthe4th

          Exactly!

        • dave

          Thank you….

        • dave

          Well I love T mobile for the price and all the free stuff…but if you don’t like please just pay up front for a 16 gb iPhone 650 cash plus tax or a month ago 15.00 plus tax omg

        • dave

          Just get a Obama phone …..phone at least works

        • Ordeith

          Up front. I get to keep my old phone that way and can resell it myself if I wanted.

        • Kristian Colasacco

          You can still do that. It’s 0 percent interest so that’s not a bad deal.

          What we’ve got here is an example of someone who’s completely ignorant of facts trying to get involved in a conversation.

        • Andrew

          Can you elaborate on how jump is not what Dave described?

        • dave

          carry a roll of quarters and find a pay phone?

  • Epic_Ninja420

    Should be pretty easy to figure out. Apple tacks an extra $150 for cellular

    • Andrew

      It’s really easy to figure out because the prices are literally in the article. Divide them by 24 months.

      • eanfoso

        You’re forgetting state tax, so that has to be factored before knowing the total cost, right?

        • Andrew

          add a dollar and some change to the monthly installment i guess?

        • eanfoso

          Yes! As long as you agree that one doesn’t just take these prices as absolute lol sorry, easy target to pick on lol

        • Andrew

          yeah i assumed sales tax was kindof implied. my issue was the ‘extra $150 for cellular’ comment above — which isn’t even accurate. it’s usually been $130 for cellular, but we don’t even need to calculate that because we already know how much the cellular model is because Apple already announced it AND it’s in the article — $1079.

        • Allen Alberto Enriquez

          I thought it is $200 JOD.

      • JJCommonSense

        JOD is an 18 mo lease

        • Andrew

          Yes. But the price is divided by 24 months. At 18 months you either pay it off or trade in.

        • JJCommonSense

          Not necessairly. They give you a discount with JOD and u dont end up paying the sales tax if you buy the phone at the end of the lease.

        • Andrew

          The current iPhone JoD leases seem to equal the price of the device divided by 24. iPhone 6S Plus on JoD is $31. 31×24=$744. MSRP is $749 so it’s pretty close.

        • JJCommonSense

          So the Jump on Demand mothly price is the same as the regular Jump? I know for my Note 5 im leasing it for $25 but if i were doing the regular jump it would have been $29.14. I dont remember what it said on the agreement for how much itll cost to keep the phone after the 18 months is up, but i dont think it was even $200.

  • eanfoso

    So much LTE yet no band 12. Ouch.

    • maximus1901

      the ONLY reason why apple put band 12 on iPhone is because att needs to start selling b12 phones per their fcc agreement.

      Last year apple but b30 for att on iPhone 6 even though att has BARELY begun deployment of b30 cell sites as of today.
      Yet they didn’t put b12 on iPhone 6 even though TMO started deploying b12 early 2014.

      Apple will put b12 on tablets when att asks for it.

      • This. AT&T has the largest LTE network in the US now. That’s means Band 12 on Apple products take a backseat to whatever AT&T has to do.

  • too user

    Better question than any of these is, when will they have them in the stores as most of the stores still do not have the mini 4 in stock.

    • Allen Alberto Enriquez

      Too user nice catch I totally forgot about the mini 4! My store still has some it ran out earlier this year their is a few left. I hope they have it at my store again this time the biggest!

  • Hollywood J Blaq

    So, if my maths is right, here is what you may be looking at for payments:

    32GB: $42.31 per month
    128GB: $48.10 per month

    I’m also factoring in taxes, and this is just a guesstimate.

    • Allen Alberto Enriquez

      Good Work Hollywood J Blaq you saved me from a Migraine! It’s certainly way better then paying all of this up front. I wonder if it’s still going to be $200 down for the 128 gb 4g lte.

    • Dante216

      There is no 32GB cellular version. There’s only the $1079 128GB cellular iPad pro

  • SFBayAreaWaitingForBand12

    I hope they offer this device through EIP…

    • Apple

      They will as we all know the iPad is the superior tablet second only to Windows Surface Line. NOT Andriod.

      #iPhone4EveryKing

      • (J²)

        Microsoft’s Surface hasn’t overtaken Apple’s iPad just yet. They are closing in and will most likely succeed.

      • superg05

        LMAO@U

      • Bklynman

        If you say so fanboy.

      • IPad still has a large lead on Surface. It will be close, but Microsoft’s Surface won’t overtake Apple’s IPad.

  • Caitlin Bestler

    I’d be more interested in the Surface Pro 4 or the Pixel C.

    • jmariano27

      I would love the surface pro. I would sign up next day if it was on EIP. John Legere put the surface pro 4 and you can take my money.

  • superg05

    Surface Pro 4 for that price

  • jay_max

    So they sell the ridiculous iPad Pro on JUMP but not the Surface?

    • Ordeith

      T-Mobile loves Apple more than you.

      • jay_max

        Clearly. LOL

  • Allen Alberto Enriquez

    One though please T-Mobile carry white! And it’s fantastic accessories ipencil I have Sony software that works with this supposedly, smart case I love it because I use it for flash cards, dyslexia training app’s.

  • Cam Fas

    No band 12 no go

    • yankeesusa

      ipads actually get a pretty good signal indoors. don’t see that being an issue.

  • skywalkr2

    Right. Like I said. Larger iPad.

  • Richard Roma

    Surface pro would be pretty awesome.

    • JLV90

      they don’t make surface pros with LTE

      • jay_max

        No, but the Surface 3 has LTE and is comparable to the iPad.

  • It might be on sale by 11/15, and here is the price for Jump on Demand! Just $199 upfront + $34/mo. for 18-mos. + taxes and fees. For well-qualified buyers. O.A.C. If you cancel wireless service, remaining payments become due & you must return working device or pay it off to keep it.

  • Wow. A lot to pay if you don’t have a good TMobile signal. In terms of those who live in the country without cable, we’ve only found one really good plan for unlimited 4g lte data and unfortunately it’s not TMobile.