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Looking for suggestions about leasing iPads / iPhones.

We have a prospective customer interested in leasing iOS devices for upwards of 40 technicians. Has anyone leased mobile devices for their service techs?

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Line Chef mthompson
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Re: Looking for suggestions about leasing iPads / iPhones.

Hi, Tom,

We've been looking into the same things: leasing vs buying, which MDM software to use, iOS vs Android tablets, etc., for about the same number of techs, maybe a little more. We'll be making a decision in the next month or so; once we have, I'll share some of what we learned.

Cheers,

Mike

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Re: Looking for suggestions about leasing iPads / iPhones.

I've recently looked at iPad rental, but that is on a short term basis, not leasing. Maybe Harriet Brenner​ has some insight.

As to MDM we're working with MobileIron currently and they're likely to be the first we partner with. AirWatch is also a likely second choice but we're not as far in discussions with them.

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Re: Looking for suggestions about leasing iPads / iPhones.

Apple has a great leasing program because the iPad and iPhone products have

a very high residual value which means the leasing price is low... And at

the end of the lease you can get a new ipad... none of this being stuck

with old technology. There are also trade in options for existing ipads (

again with the high residual value) What size company is it ? That will

determine the channel to use - (Apple Enterprise Direct, Apple SMB insides

sales, Apple channell...) Let me know !

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Grill Chef robert_willcox
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Re: Looking for suggestions about leasing iPads / iPhones.

Harriet,

Well said.  When we last discussed this showed to be a great way to keep up on the iPad's latest release and keep your expenses lower that owning and having to pay full cost for an upgrade.  This is a great option for our customer who are using iPad to research. 

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Line Chef dgosciminski
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Re: Looking for suggestions about leasing iPads / iPhones.

We opted to purchase the iPads from Verizon it was a great investment and a great resource for our team.

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