T-Mobile makes iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 available through JUMP! On Demand


The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 were available from T-Mobile before today. In fact, the iPad Air 2 has been available for more than a year. Starting today, though, there’s a new way to buy ‘em.

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 are now available with JUMP! On Demand in addition to the standard 24-month installment plan that they’ve been sold with previously. The JOD! plan for tablets works similarly in the way it does with phones: you sign up for an 18-month lease, and you can then trade in the old tablet upgrade to a different model at any time, up to 3 times per year. With JOD!, you can also opt to pay the remaining amount at the end of the lease and keep the device.

Here’s how the JUMP! On Demand pricing breaks down for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4:

  • 16GB iPad Air 2: $0 down, 18 payments of $26 each
  • 64GB iPad Air 2: $99.99 down, 18 payments of $25 each
  • 128GB iPad Air 2: $199.99 down, 18 payments of $24 each
  • 16GB iPad mini 4: $0 down, 18 payments of $22 each
  • 64GB iPad mini 4: $99.99 down, 18 payments of $21 each
  • 128GB iPad mini 4: $199.99 down, 18 payments of $19 each

As for plan pricing, you can add either iPad model to your existing Simple Choice plan for an additional $10 per month. The tablet will then get its own data allotment that matches what your phone gets, up to 5GB.

Many folks probably aren’t going to upgrade their tablet as often as their phone, but if you want the option to get yourself a shiny new tablet on a regular basis, T-Mobile will now let you do just that.

Source: T-Mobile

Tags: , ,

  • D_Wall__

    Come One TMobile. Step up your Android tablet Game!

  • James

    I just got an iPad air 4 days ago on eip 0 down but had to pay taxes upfront do I qualify to return it, get my cash back and get on jod?

    • beyondthetech

      This is something for a store with a good rep and/or store manager to handle, since it deals with agreements. Usually there’s a 50USD restocking fee, but since you’re not really ‘returning’ it, that good rep/manager should be able to make the necessary accommodations. Customer Care, as good as they are over the phone, won’t be able to take care of it.

      • Prode

        its a $75 restocking fee for tablets. In this case most mangers should wave the fee because it gives you the option to come back and upgrade up to 3 times year which means that you may upgrade again faster then just with eip.

    • Robbie

      You can pay the restocking fee and have customer service credit it back to you. On your next bulling statement

    • Andrew Singleton

      any exception to the restocking rule must be arranged and noted by customer care. definitely not something that anyone will be aware of in retail.

  • YABD

    Tmobile is reinventing the wireless contract.

    • LakeFish

      “Tmobile is reinventing the wireless contract”

      … without REQUIRING it. Everyone is still free to BUY a compatible device from T-Mobile or from anywhere else and use it.

      Options are good.

  • enkay1

    No band 12 no buy

    • beyondthetech

      Correct. Cellular-enabled versions of the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 4, and even the upcoming iPad Pro will NOT have 700MHz Band 12 support. Very disappointing!

      • skywalkr2

        but they do have better antennas than the phones. I can get better connection from my iPad Air 2 than my Nexus 6.

  • Um…. Will the iPad Pro be $0 Down? Thats the real MVQ

  • msohail

    iPad pro on Jump

  • Paul Garrison

    I’m still pissed about the Nexus not being sold through carriers.

  • Apple

    Yes. Kodos to T-Mobile for allowing us to EIP the best damn tablet every made.

  • Ordeith

    More leasing for idiots.

    • Option

      Right on, what are people thinking when they lease a home, apartment, car, wedding event, office building, and etc. …My, My…what are they thinking. OH, I forgot..we live in the USA and have that option!

      • Ordeith

        All significantly different than a rapidly depreciating, relatively inexpensive, consumable phone tied to a single provider that has its own additional cost for service that’s needed to make the thing actually useful.

        The idiots don’t know that, though.

        • Option…

          Right on, Right on…simply said, they have options and it is their money and choice… at least in the USA!!

    • vinnyjr

      You still have the option buy it if you decide to keep it.

    • Andrew Singleton

      lease-to-buy = purchase. an argument cannot be made that it is of lower value than simple purchasing.

  • JLV90

    Does anyone really upgrade their iPad every year? iPads tend to have a much longer product life than the phones. iPad 2 still works somewhat.

  • Allen Alberto Enriquez

    Just in time!

  • skywalkr2

    I used EIB to buy my IPad Air 2 from Tmobile. This looks like a pretty fari program… but really who in the world needs the ability to upgrade a tablet? My family still uses an iPad 2 that is still perfectly fine.

  • If they offer the iPad Air Pro I’m all in. I’ve already got both of these, but I really want the Pro! Looks cool!