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The latest iPad picks up its first major discount for Black Friday

Looking to buy a tablet for Black Friday? Then you’ll want to take a look at the 8th-gen iPad. The tablet debuted just two months ago and is picking up its first discount for Black Friday. The 32GB model is now available for just $280, a full $50 discount from its $330 retail price.

The 8th-gen iPad features upgraded hardware in the form of the A12 Bionic chipset while retaining the same design as its predecessor. There’s plenty to like here, and the fact that you’re getting $50 off a brand new tablet makes it one of the best Black Friday tablet deals. The 128GB model is down to $360, a $70 discount.

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Apple 10.2-inch iPad (8th-gen) | $70 off at Best Buy

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The base model of the iPad is faster than ever before while retaining a familiar design. The under the hood upgrades make it a great choice in 2020, and the iPad works with the second-gen Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. Best of all, you get one year of Apple TV+ with your purchase.

The 8th-gen iPad doesn’t change things too much from its predecessor, but it does offer exciting upgrades in a few key areas. The 10.2-inch screen has a resolution of 2160 x 1620 and you’ll find the familiar Touch ID button on the bottom bezel.

The A12 Bionic is where things get interesting, because the chipset delivers massive gains in performance across the board. You also get support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard, making the iPad that much more versatile. The iPad comes with iPadOS 14 out of the box, and you get to access all the new features, including Scribble, better handwriting recognition, and so much more.

The iPad ticks all the right boxes, and the software is miles ahead of what Android tablets offer. Google really hasn’t paid much attention to tablets in the last two years, and the result is that the iPad is the go-to choice if you’re looking for a tablet that takes full advantage of all the screen real estate. With the latest iPad now on sale for just $280, getting your hands on one just became that much more affordable.

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Total Wireless Buyer’s Guide (January 2021)

Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Not nearly as many, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO), the smaller companies to license coverage from the tier-one providers.These lesser-known brands offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service. Let’s take a look at one in particular, Total Wireless — a TracFone subsidiary.Republic Wireless Buyer’s GuideStraight Talk Buyer’s GuideAT&T Prepaid Buyer’s GuideVerizon Prepaid Buyer’s GuideHow is Total Wireless coverage?Total Wireless sets itself apart from the competition by emphasizing multi-line plans while leveraging Verizon’s highly regarded network coverage. In the beginning, it only offered 3G service and was exclusive to Walmart, but today it is full (4G LTE) speed ahead and more accessible.What are Total Wireless rate plans?Total Wireless includes unlimited talk and text with all plans. Enrollment into auto-refill saves subscribers 5% on monthly plan.  Also worth noting, two of the options now include mobile hotspot capabilities.Single Line$25.00 per month – 1GB high speed data (unlimited talk/text)$35.00 per month – 5GB high speed data$50.00 per month – Unlimited high speed data, slowed at 25GBExtended PlanCustomers interested in purchasing plans in quarterly increments can do so under what’s called an Extended Plan. For $90, subscribers can get unlimited talk and text with 5GB of data every 30 days. It’s like buying the aforementioned $35 plan three months at once and receiving $15 discount.Multi-Device PlansSubscribers with multiple users can share data across 2-4 lines with unlimited talk and text included. As for the data allotments and price, it breaks down as follows.$60 – 30GB shared on up to two lines$85 – 60GB shared on up to three lines$100 – Unlimited high-speed data, slowed at 100GB, up to four linesAs is the case with standalone lines, customers can save money by enrolling in automatic bill payment. The prices shown in the image above reflect the discount.What deals does Total Wireless offer?You can check for deals at the Total Wireless website where a few models are currently shown with price drops.Tell me about Total Wireless phone selectionPhones from manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, LG, Alcatel, and ZTE are available for purchase online, along with retail options like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target.Customers can also bring devices they currently own, however it must be CDMA. If unsure, check compatibility to see if you can add a SIM card.What else?Total Wireless offers a $10 global calling card that can be added to any plan. Users can place international calls from the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Rates vary.

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