T-Mobile has been changing the mobile carrier game for quite a while now, introducing new plans and features and ideals that undercut the biggest carriers significantly. You can tell that it poses a significant threat to them because AT&T, Verizon, and even Sprint have all introduced some form of early upgrade system after T-Mobile unveiled Uncarrier.
Their next step is to bring Uncarrier to the tablet market. The same principles apply as they did to smartphones: you can pick up a tablet with a monthly payment and select a proper plan. However, T-Mobile guarantees a free 200MB of 4G LTE data a month for the life of the tablet, for free. Yes, if you have a data enabled tablet like the Nexus 7 LTE, you’ll get free data as long as you own the tablet, even if you’re not a T-Mo customer.
If you want more data than just 200MB, you’ll have to pick up a no contract plan. The basic $10 a month plan offers unlimited data with 500MB of LTE data. You can add 2GB at a time for an extra $10 a month each. T-Mo also offers daily and weekly passes of extra data for high prices ($5 for a day of 500MB of LTE and $10 for a week of 1GB of LTE). And being unlimited plans, you will face no overages.
T-Mobile also announced that it will be offering the new iPads at $0 down, with monthly payments ranging from $18 to $27, depending on the model. You’ll be paying $99 extra on the downpayment for every step up in memory size too.
T-Mobile is at it again, changing the carrier market for the better. Hopefully, other carriers will follow in its path and introduce (more expensive) variants of this system. What do you think of this new system? Does it tempt you to get a data enabled tablet, like the LTE enabled Nexus 7 2013?Show Press Release
T-Mobile will offer iPad Air and iPad mini, both with Wi-Fi + Cellular, starting Nov. 1 and iPad mini with Retina display with Wi-Fi + Cellular later in November. When T-Mobile’s iPad line-up hits online and participating retail stores, the company will offer the revolutionary tablets starting at $0 down for qualified customers. And every T-Mobile iPad user will receive 200 MB of free 4G LTE data every month for as long as they own their iPad, even if they aren’t yet a T-Mobile customer.
“When you buy a product as amazing as iPad, you should be able to connect when and where you want, simply and affordably,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “By offering free data for life with incredible upfront pricing, T-Mobile is un-leashing customers to fully enjoy iPad as it was meant to be enjoyed — mobile and connected.”
Customers wanting more data can choose from a range of simple, affordable and flexible options — with no annual service contracts, no data overages and a blazing-fast nationwide 4G LTE network. T-Mobile offers daily, weekly and monthly options for adding 4G LTE data. For T-Mobile voice customers, ‘always-on’ iPad plans start at just $10 a month for unlimited data including 500 MB of 4G LTE data each month. Customers can add even more 4G LTE data in 2 GB increments for just $10 more per month. For customers who would rather have the flexibility of on-demand data, T-Mobile offers daily and weekly passes. Daily passes include unlimited data with 500 MB of 4G LTE data starting at just $5. The weekly passes include unlimited data with 1 GB of 4G LTE data for $10. No caps. No overages. Just simple value.
Less than two weeks ago, T-Mobile again upended the wireless industry by expanding the home data coverage for Simple Choice customers to include more than 100 countries, at no extra charge. Postpaid customers who add a monthly Simple Choice iPad plan automatically get unlimited data in more than 100 Simple Global countries worldwide, at no extra charge.
iPad Air features a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner–making content even more immersive. iPad mini with Retina display brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in the same amazingly thin and light design. The new iPads feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features.
T-Mobile will offer iPad Air starting at an introductory price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $26.25* for the 16 GB model; iPad mini with Retina display starting at an introductory price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $22.08* for the 16 GB model; and iPad mini starting at an introductory price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $17.91* for the 16 GB model (plus taxes & fees). T-Mobile will also offer a program enabling customers to make their new iPad even more affordable by applying the trade-in value of an eligible tablet, even if that old tablet is Wi-Fi only.
For more information on available data plans and pricing, please visit www.t-mobile.com.
Additional Pricing and Availability Information:
T-Mobile will offer iPad Air at an introductory price of $99.99 down for the 32 GB model and $199.99 down for the 64 GB model, each with equal monthly payments of $26.25*. iPad mini with Retina display will be available at an introductory price of $99.99 down for the 32 GB model and $199.99 down for the 64 GB model, each with equal monthly payments of $22.08*. iPad Air and iPad mini will be available on Nov. 1, and iPad mini with Retina display will be available later in November.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.:
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: “TMUS”) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company’s advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. It currently serves approximately 44 million wireless subscribers and provides products and services through 70,000 points of distribution. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
#1 choice in wireless based on T-Mobile’s net postpaid phone subscriber additions vs. those of the other major national carriers in Q2 2013.
Free data every 30 days with qualifying Mobile Internet account on eligible device. No roaming. Coverage not available in some areas; see www.T-Mobile.com. Get trade-in program details at your participating T-Mobile store. Simple Choice global data feature’s home data coverage is the area where customers receive data services included in their plan.
* If you cancel wireless service, remaining balance on device becomes due. Total for iPad Air 16 GB $630.00, 32 GB $729.99, 64 GB $829.99; total for iPad mini with Retina display 16 GB $529.92, 32 GB $629.91, 64 GB $729.91; total for iPad mini 16 GB $429.99. 0% APR O.A.C. for well-qualified buyers.