TELUS is the first Canadian carrier to launch cellular Retina iPad mini sales. Currently, 16GB and 32GB models are available online and in-store. The company is offering these on 2-year terms with their Easy Tablet program, which allows customers to pay off their device balance monthly over one or two year terms.
For example, a 16GB cellular Retina iPad mini has the following fine print details:
Customers must pay back the balance of the tablet over a 12 or 24 month period via monthly payments equal to $20/month. The 16GB mini on a two year term is $18.70. Once the purchase price has been paid, the service will continue on a month-to-month basis without the monthly charge for the tablet.
As for iPad data plans, here’s what’s available with their Flex Data Plan for Tablets:
- 10MB for $5
- Up to 100MB for $10
- Up to 1GB for $20
- Up to 3GB for $35
- Up to 5GB for $50
- Data overages: $0.05/MB
- US Roaming data rate: $5/MB
The up front prices are the same from Apple.ca, starting at $549. Online, it notes there is limited stock available and free delivery will take 6-8 weeks, which is quite a long time, but then again there isn’t a lot of Retina iPad mini stock out there.
Let us know if you’re going to jump on any of these cellular Retina iPad minis from TELUS.