T-Mobile to give out 200MB of free monthly data for the life of your tablet

October 23, 2013
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Today T-Mobile took the wraps off “part 2” of the company’s Uncarrier 3.0 initiative. So what industry-changing move did the uncarrier give us this time? Now they are offering free tablet data for the life of your device!

Speaking via Twitter, T-Mobile’s John Legere unveiled that the upcoming iPads will offer 200MB of free data to tablet owners. That might not matter much to us in the Android world, but the good news is that T-Mobile further clarified that any tablet compatible with T-Mobile’s cellular network will be eligible for 200MB of free LTE monthly data for the life of the device.

Even better, you don’t have to be an existing (paid) mobile subscriber to qualify for this free data.

What happens when you run out of the 200MB of data? You will either be cut off for the rest of the month, or you can opt for a daily or weekly pass. A day pass will cost you $5 and give you 500MB data, while a weekly pass includes 1GB data.

You don't have to be a customer of ours at all. You don't have to have any kind of paying relationship with us at all. We're just happy to give you 200MB of data for the life of that device as long as you own it.
Mike Sievert
T-Mobile exec

The new free data plans for tablets will be available starting November 1st. To help attract more tablet buyers, T-Mobile is also extending its trade-in program to tablets and is also offering every tablet in its lineup for $0 down with a qualifying monthly payment plan. For Nexus fans, that means the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE model will cost you just $16 for 24 months with no down payment.

It’s unclear whether this $0 down promotion is a limited time offer or not, though we wouldn’t wait around too long if we were you. What do you think of T-Mobile’s new free tablet data offer, excited or not?

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