Published on December 27th,2010 at 3:35 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Subsidized iPads for Everybody (But Only if You Don’t Mind SoftBank)

Subsidized iPads for Everybody (But Only if You Don't Mind SoftBank)

I just got a text from SoftBank gently reminding me that my beloved carrier is currently running a subsidy program for Apple iPads called iPad for Everybody – in the same vein as the iPhone for Everybody campaign started three years ago – at “startling prices now only!” If you get a 3G iPad from SoftBank, SIM lock and all, SoftBank will discount 2,430 JPY from your monthly contract charges in return for a 26-month contract – which brings the monthly device payments of the smallest capacity model (16GB) to a grand total of 0 JPY. Being able to provide such a generous subsidy – after which they don’t even award you for staying on for two whole years by, say, lowering your data and voice rates – by way of domestic SIM-locking is apparently something to be proud of now.

The SMS ends with a reminder that the campaign ends on the 28th of February, 2011, after which – I will bet money, based on past observations – they will announce a two-month-long extension “because of popular demand.”

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Comments
 

  • tokyojoe

    Softbank did a great deal for the japanese consumer, spurring competition and lowering internet prices. You owe softbank for the internet speed/costs you are enjoying now.

    Dont mind softbank at all and am a happy customer. Now where is my free ipad..

    while talking about softbank, stay tuned for a shakeup again, Son will introduce faster chinese standard phs in Japan. Just when you thought phs was dead!
    http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=202353&f_src=lightreading_gnews

  • Lee

    I think I’d rather get the Galapagos.

 

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