T-Mobile Now Offering Free Data With A New iPad Air, iPad Mini

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According to Apple’s website, T-Mobile is now offering 200MB of free data each month with the purchase of one of the new iPads announced today — the new Retina iPad Mini or the iPad Air. This is in contrast to the three other carriers, which have plans that start at $15 or $20 — though they come with more data.

The free plan won’t give you much. But 200MB is enough to take care of some map downloads onto a mapping app, or to check email or Facebook in a crunch; perfect for someone who isn’t constantly traveling with their iPad.

The biggest advantage is clearly against AT&T’s cheapest iPad data plan, which provides just 50MB more (for a total of 250MB) but charges $15 per month. Sprint’s cheapest plan is at $15 for 1GB, while Verizon charges $20 for 1GB.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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