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With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, it’s inevitable that retailers and service providers will be falling over themselves to conjure up some seasonal deals that will entice the customers in. Yesterday, we brought information regarding Walmart’s proposed Black Friday deals that will begin on Thanksgiving, and today is the turn of AT&T to get into the spirit with their tablet deals that will see the company offering a $100 discount on any purchased tablet as long as a specific criteria is met.

Starting today, customers will be able to get $100 of any tablet device – including the fantastic Apple iPad – from any physical AT&T owned store, authorized seller or even online through the official AT&T website. The deal only applies to those customers who are opting to purchase one of the stocked tablets and doesn’t migrate across to those wishing to purchase a smartphone like the Galaxy S III or iPhone 5. To qualify for the fantastic $100 discount, customers must agree to a two-year minimum term data plan agreement.

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Those who want to get in on the fun will first of all need to choose one of the numerous tablets which the company offers through their stores, part of which involves choosing the platform that the tablet runs on. A number of qualifying data plans are also offered by the network that will see each customer entering into a two-year agreement in order to receive the heavy discount on the initial purchase price. As well as taking out a standard data agreement, consumers have the option of going down the Mobile Share route that affords the luxury of adding an extra device to the plan for an additional $10 per month.

The standard data plans that are available all full under the AT&T DataConnect heading with various amounts of data available. The minimum $15 per month plan offers a data pot of 250MB to be used throughout the month. The $30 per month plan increases that monthly data allowance to 3GB with $50 monthly getting each user 5GB of data. If the Mobile Share option does sound the most appealing, then a pot of between 1GB and 20GB will be available for users to share.

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Although, standard tablet data plans in the United States don’t usually come with a minimum-term agreement, AT&T is hoping to appeal to those would-be tablet owners who can’t necessarily afford the full initial payment and would be happy to accept the contract as a trade-off in order to get the $100 discount.

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