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T-Mobile offering a free tablet with purchase of a 1GB or higher data plan for a limited time

T-Mobile is giving a free Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 tablet to anyone who purchases a 1GB or higher postpaid data plan between February 12th and 16th. Although buyers will need to pay the sales tax, T-Mobile will wave the normal $168 price tag for interested users.

Published onFebruary 10, 2015


In celebration of Valentine’s Day, T-Mobile is bringing back their “Tablet on Us” deal. The carrier is offering their most popular tablet, the Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 to anyone who buys a postpaid data plan 1GB or higher between Thursday, February 12th and Monday, February 16th. Well, the tablet is almost free.

T-Mobile will give qualified customers the tablet for $0 down and $0 monthly payments. All you need to do is pay the sales tax. Since all states vary in sales tax rates, there isn’t a set number as to how much you’ll pay, but we couldn’t see it costing more than $10 or $15. The device costs around $7 per month regularly, so that total will be added as credit on your monthly bill. Moreover, if you decide to cancel your data plan at anytime before two years, you’ll likely have to pay the remaining balance leftover on the tablet. The carrier’s data plans start at $20 per month for 1GB and range all the way up to $70 per month for 11GB. So, you’re still paying more for this deal than if you were to buy the Wifi-only version of the tablet, so keep that in mind before you run out and grab one.

The Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 has a 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution, a dual-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 processor backed by 1GB of RAM, a 3240mAh battery and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet only has 8GB of internal storage, though it does support MicroSD expansion up to 32GB. This clearly isn’t the best tablet on the market, but it might not be a bad option for someone looking for a cheap tablet and an inexpensive data plan.

Is anyone interested in T-Mobile’s Valentine’s Day promotion?