1. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Good day everyone! I’m posting here because I do not know where I can post specifically for the iPad Mini2? Perhaps a moderator can get me to the right place for the quickest responses?

    I currently have an iPhone 6 and Verizon is tempting me with an offer for $200.00 off any iPad! I am thinking of getting the iPad Mini2 with Retina (16gb) for a total of $229.00. I do have a good laptop at home that I only use only at home because it’s a bit heavy. Not crazy heavy, but I don’t like to lug it around with me. So a few questions:

    • What do you all use your iPad Mini or iPad’s for?
    • Is that a good price for an iPad Mini2 with Retina (16gb)?
    • Is this one of those “deals” I shouldn’t pass up?
    • I use my iPhone for calling/texting, social media apps, stream music, read magazines, YouTube, viewing photos…with that said, will a 16gb be good enough?
    • Do I need the iPad Mini2 if I have an iPhone6?
    • What are your favorite reasons for having an iPad Mini?


    I plan on going to Verizon to get it today and was hoping to get some advice on whether I should splurge and if this is a good deal and/or necessary?

    I kind of like the thought of being able to take it with me and lay on the couch or bed without using such a heavy device like my laptop.

    Any input you can offer is much appreciated! Thanks in advance!
    03-19-2015 07:51 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Just do it.
    kazp3r17 likes this.
    03-19-2015 08:02 AM
  3. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Thanks! Any input on the above though? The few questions, I asked. Or is there another forum this should be posted to?
    03-19-2015 09:35 AM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    Will it have to be on a data plan? Ask before you buy unless that's ok with you.


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    03-19-2015 10:00 AM
  5. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Hi iEd! Yes, it is on our data plan. $10 month extra.

    Plus I guess whatever Data is used but if I connect on free Wi-Fi I should be ok, right?
    03-19-2015 10:16 AM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    Yup


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    03-19-2015 10:17 AM
  7. PortCity79's Avatar
    I use my iPad for everything I use my iPhone for plus word processing. I do have the data plan I don't use it that much but it comes in handy for the times when I cannot connect to wifi. I have the 32 gig model but if you don't download a lot of apps the 16 might work well for you.
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    03-19-2015 10:25 AM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Good day everyone! Im posting here because I do not know where I can post specifically for the iPad Mini2?
    Weird...they should really add a sub forum for iPads...

    Do I Need the iPad Mini2 w/Retina? Verizon is Tempting Me with a Good Deal! :)-screen-shot-2015-03-19-11.22.24-am.png

    ...then we could just link to it. Oh...wait...

    iPad mini 2 - iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at iMore.com
    03-19-2015 11:23 AM
  9. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Haha...thanks SeanHRCC! I did look and couldn't find..this helps a ton!
    03-19-2015 11:46 AM
  10. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Anyone else? I have two more hours to decide!
    03-19-2015 01:13 PM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    Thread moved to appropriate forum...

    If spending the money won't cause you any hardship like not being able to buy food, pay rent, or whatever... do it. Enjoy the new toy. Or - don't. It's really your decision no matter what a collection of strangers on an internet forum say.
    03-19-2015 01:17 PM
  12. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Thanks! The $ is fine. Just wanting answers to some of the questions I listed in my original post.

    Also, trying to figure out what people use them for?

    Is there a real benefit to an iPad mini over an iPhone 6?

    And the questions above. If I'm spending the money I want to make an informed decision.
    03-19-2015 01:25 PM
  13. phreddyl's Avatar
    If you have to do the data plan at $10 a month then tack on another $240 over two years for the data.
    Personally I use my mini to shop, answer emails, play games, surf the net etc. love the extra real estate.


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    03-19-2015 02:01 PM
  14. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Aaaaahhh...interesting! That is good to know! So I'm really paying $469.00 in the long run...gosh I feel taken advantage of...not happy!

    Verizon said that $10.00 is extra monthly for line access so I can access the web from the data that is already on the account...
    03-19-2015 02:23 PM
  15. zerog46's Avatar
    I use my mini for everything info on my phone when I want a larger screen. It comes in handy for videos and movies.
    03-19-2015 02:27 PM
  16. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Based on what I just said with Verizon charging the $10.00 monthly fee to be able to use from our data plan is this a rip off? It's actually not the $229 that I thought!

    $429.00 retail so $229.00 + tax and $40.00 activation fee plus the $240.00 for four years

    Rip off?

    Verizon is stating that I could pass the $10 monthly and not have data access which is not such a great deal when I'm somewhere that doesn't offer free Wi-Fi?
    03-19-2015 02:58 PM
  17. kch50428's Avatar
    Based on what I just said with Verizon charging the $10.00 monthly fee to be able to use from our data plan is this a rip off?
    $10/mo for adding an iPad to a shared data plan is a good value, IMO - if you want to use it away from wifi.
    03-19-2015 03:01 PM
  18. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    That is not bad but am I paying more than full retail if I go this route?
    I just don't want to be ripped off
    03-19-2015 03:05 PM
  19. PortCity79's Avatar
    It's not a rip off if you are using the LTE. Similar principle as what you pay to use per month for your cell phone to use the network.
    03-19-2015 04:42 PM
  20. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Thanks! Just got it! It's the iPad mini with retina display. I'm watching you tube videos and the videos are highly pixelated and look fuzzy or blurry. Is that normal with an iPad mini?

    I compared the video to my iphone6 and the video on my phone looks sharper and much clearer.

    Is this normal?
    03-19-2015 05:20 PM
  21. iEd's Avatar
    I think it depends on how much you may use the iPad outside of wifi. I barely have a need to use my iPad outside of wifi so I got wifi only.


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    03-19-2015 05:21 PM
  22. Armine Bakhchadzhyan's Avatar
    for me, you don't need to buy ipad because you already have the iphone. ipad is bigger than iphone. you need to carry a bag to place your ipad than the iphone you may put in your pocket and it is very handy. although ipad has a bigger screen than iphone but can play games and even you watch video with high resolution.
    03-24-2015 09:34 PM
  23. knotsure's Avatar
    Can you get the next storage size up? I would do that if so... But otherwise do it!!! My wife's iPad mini 2 Is great. And hers is on Verizon. The good thing about going with a Verizon one is it will work on other carriers as well.
    04-01-2015 08:05 PM
  24. knotsure's Avatar
    Can you get the next storage size up? I would do that if so... But otherwise do it!!! My wife's iPad mini 2 Is great. And hers is on Verizon. The good thing about going with a Verizon one is it will work on other carriers as well.
    I am living in the past on the above post.
    04-01-2015 08:07 PM
  25. Rieder59's Avatar
    I waited a heck of along time to get an iPad, I ended up getting the iPad 2 Retina and I still cannot believe I have one. I carry it everywhere and thought my Tab3 was the bees knees but the iPad Retina just feels so right and works perfectly. It fits my pocket and bag, especially useful when I go out with the photography club and don't want the added weight of my laptop.

    Now to the information part. I got the 16gb iPad 2 Retina, I knew I would get around the memory card issue and I have. I also purchased a RavPower 5 in 1. essentially has it's own mobile hotspot, charges phones etc, I can put an SD Card of any size into it, a memory key/stick, self powered harddrive (using 500GB at the moment) and I can access any of them via a WiFi address or when their is no WiFi in the area I put in the hotspot address and use the SD Card, Memory Key, small 500GB Harddrive, anything I wish. The speed is pretty good too. The RavPower 5 in 1 also streams movies and I can watch it on the iPad 2 Ret and other devices at the same time.

    The above is just a little info in case anyone already got a smaller size like my 16gb iPad or is contemplating doing so and on a tight budget. Don't let the memory size impede you, the RavPower 5 in 1 gets around the issue and their are other similar devices. My RavPower is 1/4" thick, 4" long and 2.5" wide, light and easy to carry. My self powered USB HD is not much bigger and again easy to carry in a bag. Just a FYI.....
    04-14-2015 10:35 AM

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