Oct 23 AT 2:48 PM Dima Aryeh 25 Comments

T-Mobile offers 200MB of data a month to tablet users for free


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?

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – Oct. 23, 2013 – T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS), America’s new No. 1 choice in wireless, today announced its latest Un-carrier move — an incredible offer to help iPad customers enjoy an even more mobile, connected life.

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.

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Paul

    I’ll be heading down hopefully this weekend to see if the offer applies to my old Cr-48.

    • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

      I believe I read somewhere that it doesn’t go live until Nov 1. So don’t be in too big a rush!! ;-)

      • Paul

        Oh, I think you’re right. I was on the phone with a rep yesterday who said a sim could be activated and sent out, but she didn’t know what I was talking about when I said “Chromebook” so I decided to go to the store. I didn’t consider that in person I’d probably have to wait a few days.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Plain and simple nothing beats Tmobile period. Sure glad I kicked Verizon to the curb in June 2012. Ever since I have added three lines of service on Tmobile for my Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, and now my Galaxy Note 3.

      I will be picking up my Nexus 7 LTE tablet November 29th which will be my fourth line of service. Great way to end 2013 with my Note 3 and soon to be Nexus 7.

      Now I know when I leave this thread that poor soul @Squiddy20 who hasn’t purchased anything since his crappy Galaxy Nexus on Sprint 2 yes ago will leave a worthless comment.

      My suggestion to him is stop commenting and troll and start buying. Oh yeah we all know he can’t cause he’s unable of course.

      Enjoy the same 2 yr old phone and crappy 5 yr old laptop. Time has passed you by loser.

      • squiddy20

        1.You stated repeatedly that you sold your S3 to get the Note 2, and your Note 2 to get the Note 3. And yet you claim here that you have 3 lines of service. Either you don’t know a thing about what you’re speaking of, or you’re lying (or both). What a joke.
        2. “@Squiddy20 who hasn’t purchased anything since his crappy Galaxy Nexus on Sprint 2 yes ago” First of all, the @username is completely useless on A&M. Your continual use of it here only proves how stupid you are. Secondly, the Sprint Galaxy Nexus was released only a hair over 1.5 years ago, not the 2 you claim. This further proves how stupid you are because you apparently can’t do basic math or fact check your sorry statements.
        3. “My suggestion to him is stop commenting and troll and start buying.” As if buying things is going to make me smarter? Or make me look more impressive? If that’s how you view smartphones, you have the most ridiculous and petty viewpoints. No wonder you were a NYC bum just 6 years ago. Smartphones are a dime a dozen. Everyone, even poor people, have them. To think that smartphones give you a greater social standing is utterly hilarious. Only people with low self-esteem issues think such total nonsense.

      • snowbdr89

        Dick do you even have 3 friends?

      • Unobtanium

        That’s incredibly stupid, even for an uneducated, functionally retarded porch monkey like you. Did your dad have you in the basement again, ramming you up the ass while shoving your face in the pile of shit he just dumped on the floor, punching you in the kidneys while telling you you’re a useless piece of completely worthless shit?“Oh, lawdy, lawdy! I is jussa po’ uneducated, hood niqqa, poppa! I gots mines! I gots mines! Oh lawdy, no suh, I couldn’ts affords no Verizon, so now I’m gonna run to a message board onna intanets and beg fo da attention I’s so desperately need by pretending that t-mobile is da best carrier inna ho woild and tell the peoples onna innanet that mines has better building pennatrashun because it runs at a higher freekwency their phones are useless because I cants affords no things like cars, a house,a television from this century, a real smartphone, or clothes that I dint find inna same dumpster I found my pimp slapping tv from 1975, so I talk all kinds of retarded shit about smartphones being status symbols poppa! I gots mines poppa, I gots mines! It’s imaginary and isn’t fooling anyone because all of these peoples actually own smartphones and dey know damn well dat dey has auto correct, but I’s showly can pretend I gots mines! I showly can pretend I’s gots a Samsung GalaxyNote3, I showly can! I sign my name with an x, but I gots a dummy model with a sticker fo a screen, so I’s can pretend, poppa! Loid have mercy! Oh lawdy, poppa! Don’t make me suck on momma’s bloody tampon again while you piss in my face! I’s gots a nasty taste in my po’ mouth from sucking my shit off yo dick. Please poppa, let me go to the shelter so I’s can gets onna computer and try to make mah self feel like I’m somebody by bragging about things that only cost a few hundred dollars and don’t own anyway! That’s like being a billionaire in our hood, poppa!”

    • Arsenal 1-2 Dortmund

      Wow, 200mb. thats TWO HUNDRED!

  • Alvin B.

    Definitely interested.

  • r

    WOW a whole 200MB

    • SGB101

      200mb would keep im and email, and light Skype use going for a month. Load up on media over wifi. And it’s a very cheap phone replacement.

      Sound like a winner to me

  • jsomething

    so 10$ a month gets unlimited tmo 3g? with some lte speed thrown in if you happen to be somewhere that has it?

    seems like a waste 10$ a month on worse things

  • ElvisonD

    I own a Google edition galaxy tab 10.1, I’m definitely up for a tablet upgrade…I was tempted to get the new Nexus 7…this news just pushed me over to a yes, especially since I started working at a new job this week. Things are starting to look right. T-mobile is going to work!!!

  • Jamie

    Other carriers don’t subsidize tablets like they do smartphones do they? You have to pay for it all upfront…so at least TMobile is making the more expensive tablets like an iPad more affordable. Still for most people, Id assume a Nexus tablet at half the price could do everything they needed it to do. People just are obsessed with the Apple log…and so are celebrities and the media. Its amazing how much coverage Apple gets – not just in the tech world. iPad stories appeared all over entertainment press yesterday. Why a Hollywood blog like Deadline needs to do a full post, Im not sure. But Apple laptops, tablets and smartphones are all over TV and movies as Apple gets ton of product placement. Was watching a show last week and saw the ‘promotional consideration furnished by Apple’ wiz by in the credits. Plus it seems like every TV reporter and anchor uses iPhones and iPads so they’re always talking about it. After the iPHone 5, it didn’t matter what channel I tuned into, the anchors or hosts were talking about their new iPhone and how great it was – whether it was Kelly & Michael on LIVE, Hoda and KLG on Today or even the anchors and reporters on Bloomberg West (who are supposed to cover all of tech but seem to use only Apple products and admit it gleefully)

  • Ol

    You have to be able to get decent coverage first. Tmobile can discount all they want to get people to try them, but if you can’t get consistent coverage or you’re on Edge, or you drive a few miles out of town and can’t connect, or you travel, you may be out of luck

  • donger

    T-Mobile is awesome.

  • Steven

    Too bad T-Mobile has such a terrible network. You pay more on AT&T and Verizon, but you get a much more reliable connection.

  • DroidPower

    This is AMAZING!

  • Tulai Paul

    It really raises curiosity why t-mobile could never meet the expectations. However mobile games and apps remain compatible with them. Most of the companies like adcolony, tapjoy, inmobi or appnext attempt to launch apps and games compatible with all platform

  • scubabum

    “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.”
    This is very interesting. I wonder how one can register his/her own tablet in the T-mobile network without a T-mobile account?

    • Paul

      Call em up and they’ll send you a registered sim for an unlocked device. I talked to them a little bit yesterday, and they said it was as simple as that.

      • scubabum

        Thanks for the info

  • aryin

    the world is getting better, keep it up, t-mo =)

  • jamal adam

    Talk about great incentive to upgrade. I was thinking of upgrading my Nexus 7 (2012) for the 2013 version and T-Mobile pops this on me. I just might do it and get the lte version. T-Mobile is clearly in a league of its own with all this un-carrier stuff.

  • Mann

    lol whats the point in offering free 200MB and on a fast connection lol

    Can blow though 200MB in days worth of browsing internet not to mention android in constantly sending receiving data even when you are not using it.

    Sounds like a real win to me :P