If you're a Sprint customer and you're looking to get the newest iPad Air 2 or perhaps the iPad mini 3, then you can do it from this week. Also, iPad Air 2 will be the first tablet from Apple to connect to Sprint Spark, which is being promoted by Sprint as 'an enhanced LTE service with the added capacity to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications'.
Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO, said the following about the impeding launch:
“iPad Air 2 combines our powerful Sprint Spark network capability and aggressively priced rate plans for an outstanding customer experience. We know iPad Air 2 customers will demand advanced speeds for personal and business applications so we are very excited to welcome this Sprint Spark-powered device into our lineup. There is no question that this is a very exciting time to be a Sprint customer.”
Sprint Spark is said to deliver average wireless speeds of 6-15Mbps and peak wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps. Sprint said that it wants to reach 100 million Americans by the year-end with Sprint Spark. However, the iPad mini 3 doesn’t support the Sprint Spark network and will instead be limited to Sprint’s normal 4G LTE network.
Sprint customers can add the new iPads to a Family Share plan for $10/month per table. You need to know that Sprint is waiving the fee through December 2015 for customers with a 20GB Family Share plan or higher. The carriers also comes with a limited time 100MB of data for $10 in addition to its normal tablet plans.