Love him or hate him, T-Mobile CEO John J. Legere really did shake up the mobile carrier industry with his "Un-carrier" consumers’ advocate campaign. AT&T was the first to copy the magenta carrier's non-subsidized iPhone policy and now Sprint is offering its own T-Moble-like iPad plan called "iPad for Life".
Beginning today, November 14, Sprint customers can lease a 16GB iPad Air 2 for $20 per month for 24 months, or lease and iPad mini 3 for $17 for 24 months. This will allow Sprint customers the ability to easily upgrade to a new model or buy the device outright once their lease is expired. Customers will also be able to continue leasing on a month-to-month basis or return their Apple tablet and terminate service with Sprint after 24 months.
Sprint will wave the $10 monthly access charge for any iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 added to an existing Family Share Pack through December 2015. The Family Share Pack replaced Sprint's recently canceled "Framily" shared data plan because it was too complicated for customers to understand. You can learn more about Sprint's Family Share Pack and iPad for Life plans via the official press release.
If you do not wish to "lease" an iPad, but do not want to pay $629 upfront, you can purchase a 16GB iPad Air 2 from T-Mobile for zero dollars down with 24 monthly payments of $26.24, for a total of $629.76. You can then always sell your used iPad to third-party electronics re-sellers such as Gazelle if you wish to upgrade to a newer model in the future.