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Updated: T-Mobile is Giving Tablet Users 200 MB of Free Data For Life

T-Mobile announced today that beginning Nov 1, it's giving anyone with a tablet that can connect to the T-Mobile network 200 MBs per month of free data for the life of the tablet.

There are still some details that aren't clear yet but according to T-Mobile this is a no-commitment offer that's open to everyone regardless whether or not they are a paying T-Mobile customer.

It sounds like anyone with a compatible tablet can pop in a T-Mobile SIM, sign up as a free data user and immediately start getting 200 MB of data, including 2G, 3G, 4G HSPA+ and LTE, for the life of that tablet.

If use up your 200 MB and need more data, T-Mobile will offer daily, weekly and monthly passes. The following prepaid passes will be available:

$10 500 MB Day Pass
$15 1 GB Week Pass
$20 500 MB Month Pass

$20 Monthly Pass users can add an additional 2 GB of high speed data for $10 if needed.

Also beginning Nov 1, T-Mobile will begin selling the Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of the  Pad Air and iPad Mini. The Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Mini with Retina display will be available from T-Mobile later in November. T-Mobile is already selling the 2013 Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and will be adding more tablets to its lineup soon.

Tablets will be available on a no money down instalment plan to postpaid customers and to prepaid customers with good credit who purchase an on demand data plan. T-Mobile will also be offering a trade-in program that will give any user who trades in a tablet credit toward a new WiFi + T-Mobile LTE capable tablet.

T-Mobile is calling the free data program Tablets Un-Leashed. Many details of the program are still unclear including pricing and availability of SIMs and what devices T-Mobile recognizes as eligible tablets. This article will be updated as new details emerge.

Updated 10/23: clarified that the 200 MB of free data is available to all tablet users and that it includes all types of data, not just LTE.

Sources: T-Mobile, Press Release

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  1. will this work with tmobile $30 monthly 4g plan?

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    1. No they are mutually exclusive.
      The $30 5GB plan is for phone's only. If you use it in a device that T-Mobile recognizes as a tablet they will block data access.
      The free 200MB is for only devices T-Mobile recognizes as tablets.

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  2. How could one be a T-Mobile iPad user but not be a T-Mobile customer?

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    1. If you are paying T-Mobile anything are you a customer?

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    2. LOL Nick thinks T-Mobile makes ipads... And yes, if you "aren't" paying T-mobile anything does that make you a T-Mobile customer? (Nick, hint, answer starts with an "n")...

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  3. so ... is it yeeswap or yeswap? ... haha, tmobile brass can't read.

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  4. "If I have my own tablet, can I get the free Starter Data?
    Yes, if you have your own tablet and it’s eligible for Mobile Internet data, you are eligible for the free data. Most popular tablets that are compatible with T-Mobile’s network are eligible."

    This is a Q/A on the Tmobile landing page for the new promo,
    http://www.t-mobile.com/landing/free-mobile-internet-data.html
    I will try to register my iPad for the free data; it is active on a Tmobile prepaid mobile broadband plan now but does not have an airtime balance.

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  5. T-mobile's free 200 MB a month is going to disrupt the industry. I hope the other carriers catch on. The question is how should the other carriers position tge $100 or so subsidy for 2-yr contract.

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    1. With respect, I disagree. 200MB of data is a pittance, a teaser for most users.

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    2. 200mb would be nice to say, just have a tablet designated for Internet radio. It's all academic to me, however. I am not in the 20% or so of the country covered by T-Mobile.

      I disagree that it is a pittance, cost-wise. That's $10 or so a month based on looking at other plans. AIO charges $15 for a tablet plan of 250mb. So in this instance you have a difference between $0 and $15 a month.

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  6. Will tmo allow the hotspot feature in 200 mb?

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    1. T-Mobile hasn't said if tethering will be allowed or not.

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  7. No T Mobile anything for a hundred miles or so... the un-carrier, indeed. So I wonder, do they do data roaming at all?

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    1. All Simple Choice plans allow data roaming. The prepaid monthly plans also allow a small amount of data roaming.

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  8. FYI - Their BB SIM Kit is now 99 cents on their website. 200mb on Edge is better than no data when not in wifi range for my iPad 1st Gen.

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