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FREE T-Mobile Tablet Data Plan for Life - 4G LTE 200MB. iPad Air, Mini Retina, Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab too

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Last Edited by mpkb December 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Bring your own tablet [t-mobile.com]
Buy a tablet from T-Mobile cash or free financing for well qualified buyers [t-mobile.com]


iPad Air [t-mobile.com] space gray or silver color. This is the new thin and lighter model announced 10/2013.
  • 16GB $630.00, or $0 down and $26.25 for 24 months
  • 32GB $729.99, or $99 down and $26.25 for 24 months
iPad Mini [t-mobile.com] space gray or silver color. Last year's model, A5 non-Retina version. The new iPad Mini with A7 and Retina won't be available until Apple finishes manufacturing them.
  • 16GB $429.84, or $0 down and $17.91 for 24 months
Google Nexus 7 [t-mobile.com]
  • 32GB $384
Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 [t-mobile.com]
  • 16 GB $456 or $0 down and $19 for 24 months

Notes:
  • $10 SIM starter kit required. Not known yet if you can use a cell phone starter kit on a tablet.
    All are "shipping soon" or "coming soon"

If you're planning to buy a new iPad from the Apple store or apple.com, select the T-Mobile version. It will come preinstalled with the correct T-Mobile sim. I bought one this way. Just turn off wifi, try to browse using Safari, and a simple T-Mobile signup process intervenes. It asks for basic stuff- name, address, email. I selected the free plan, and that was it- TMobile LTE access.









T-Mobile announcement [t-mobile.com]
Oct 23, 2013 press release [corporate-ir.net]
Oct 23, 2013 press release 2 [thomsonone.com]
TMobile FAQ for this program credit to monkeybiz


TMobile UnCarrier 3.0 Initiative. Full launch November 1, 2013. So glad that the DeathStar wasn't able to grab TMobile; how's that for competition?


Deal highlights:
  • 200MB free 4G LTE data every month for life
  • No unlimited 2G data after free data allotment is used, data stops. A screen will be shown allowing a purchase for more data. (Reference 1)
  • No contracts
  • Mobile internet account required on eligible device. Do not need voice account or any other paying relationship. (Reference 4)
  • No domestic roaming, no international roaming
  • You can BYOD (bring your own eligible device). Do not have to buy the tablet from TMobile. Most popular tablets compatible with TMobile's network are eligible. (FAQ and Reference 2 below)
  • iPad Air 16GB - $0 down, 24 payments of $26.25. Available Nov 1.
  • iPad Mini 16GB with Retina - $0 down, 24 payments of $22.08. Available late November.
  • Includes Android tablets Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 2 10.1 (Reference 3 below)
  • Existing TMobile Tablet paid plan customers get 200MB added to their paid allotment (Reference 5)

Fine print from tmobile.com webpage announcing this feature [t-mobile.com]:
Limited time offers; subject to change. Taxes and fees additional. Free Starter Data: Avail. every 30 days as long as you have an active Mobile Internet account on eligible device. No roaming. Usage applied first to passes, next to Starter Data, then Mobile Internet allotment. Mobile Internet Service: Credit approval, deposit and $10 SIM starter kit may be required. Partial megabytes rounded up. Full speeds available up to monthly allotment; then slowed to up to 2G speeds for rest of billing cycle. [OP note: the preceding unlimited 2G does not apply to free 200MB customers] Roaming and on-network data allotments differ; see your selected service for details. $10 Voice Discount: Requires one other line of post-paid phone service on the same account. Equipment Installment Plan: Availability and amount of EIP financing subject to credit approval. Down payment & unfinanced portion required at purchase. Balance paid in monthly installments. Must remain on qualifying service in good standing for duration of EIP agreement. If you cancel wireless service, remaining balance on phone/device becomes due. Taxes and late/non-payment fees may apply. Participating locations only. Not available in Wash., D.C.; see participating locations in MD or VA. Example(s) shown reflects the down payment & monthly payments of our most creditworthy customers; amounts for others will vary. Pricing applicable to single device purchase. Device and screen images simulated. Coverage not available in some areas.


Yes, I actually listened to the media concall for you peeps after dinner today! Wink

Reference 1 - October 23, 2013 audio conference announcing feature with TMobile CEO Legere and CMO Sievert [media-server.com] 33:24 and 36:30. The TMobile executables were asked explicitly what happens for free customers when the 200MB runs out. They responded says that for free customers, after the 200MB allotment is used, data stops. A webpage is thrown up to let you buy more at that point. For Simple Choice (paid) customers, they throttle down to 2G unlimited. But not the free customers. Credit to alabbit for bringing this up.
Reference 2 - audio 5:55, 16:20.
Reference 3 - audio 2:54 mentions a list of Apple and android tablets, then mentions free data.
Reference 4 - audio 17:40 "do not need any paying relationship with TMobile at all"
Reference 5 - audio 20:30




I was about to get the new next gen iPad to use with my freedompop, but I'm going for this deal. So far, ATT and Verizon have had to respond to TMobile's disruptive moves. We'll see if they match this one as well.


Thumbnail of TMO, ATT, VZ, and Sprint (credit to Bad_Boy). Additional credit to buglerex and manekineko2.

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#1426
anyone get this plan for a galaxy tab 2 7"?
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#1427
Quote from timtim2008 View Post :
does this stil work?

i order a 99cent sim card from the website, put it in my Tab 2. and cant sign up, it keeps saying to call
It worked for me yesterday using an iPad mini retina.
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#1428
my free data is ending in feb as per an email from t mobile....on ipad......which means got only 2 month of free data...why so?
Last edited by royalrock January 22, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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Quote from royalrock View Post :
my free data is ending in feb as per an email from t mobile....on ipad......which means got only 2 month of free data...why so?
The free data renews every month. Each month you will get an email with a new expiration date.

In December, my email said I had 200mb free til 01/11/2014. This month - 200mb free til 02/10/2014.
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#1430
Anyone managed to get a Playstation Vita working on this? I have a SIM unlock in place so no, it is not locked to AT&T anymore, but not sure what I need to get some data going to the Vita.

Sounds like the 200mb cards are locked to the device list and if it's not on, you get booted?

If it helps, I have regular postpaid service with them (5 lines) and all I really want is the occasional email check or PS message while on the road - 200mb is more than sufficient.

TIA for any suggestions / help / bad news. Smilie
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#1431
Quote from netstuff View Post :
If you are getting a site down error while setting up a new account try to activate using chrome browser. Once you reach the error page i.e.
https://mim.t-mobile.com/jsp/NotS...orized.jsp

Click on 3 parallel bars shown next to mic in address bar. Select "Request Desktop Site" from the list. Now you should see the activation page to continue new account setup. I have tried it on ipad2 (iOS 6.0) and ipad mini (iOS 6.0.1)

Here is the complete error message for reference:

We’re sorry! The Mobile Broadband My T-Mobile site is down.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you want to apply funds to your account via text or phone please go here for easy to follow instructions. You’re also welcome to visit one of our stores or contact us

Please call us with any other issues or needs at 1-877-453-1304 or 611 from a T-Mobile phone.

Again, we’re sorry for any inconvenience and we hope to see you back on My.T-Mobile.com again soon.
Thank you very much for this information.
I tried to get this on an IPad 1. Found out that G-Chrome app doesn't support it Frown

Then I got Dolphin app and changed it to desktop version. Restart the iPad.

Then it worked.-
Thank you so much.
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#1432
Quote from masupo View Post :
The free data renews every month. Each month you will get an email with a new expiration date.

In December, my email said I had 200mb free til 01/11/2014. This month - 200mb free til 02/10/2014.
got you...thanks friend
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#1433
i got the message "the mobile broadband my t-mobile site is down" when setting my account. Is it temporarily or should i get another sim?

edit: see the solution in previous posts. worked now
Last edited by hoalien January 25, 2014 at 06:47 PM
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#1434
FYI.

Today I used all my 200MB allotment. T-Mobile emailed me when my iPad Air had used 81% of the data allotment, then another email at 92%, and the 3rd email when reached 100%. I think it's nice that T-Mobile gave me advanced "warnings." Smilie
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#1435
I just bought an HP Slate 7 HD 4G for my wife. It's $229 w/free shipping from Amazon [amazon.com], HP [hp.com], and B & H Photo [bhphotovideo.com]. While not exactly a slick deal, it appears to be the cheapest new tablet that can be put on the free data plan.

Keep in mind that this tablet is HPSA+ not LTE. Also the Marvell dual core CPU is considerably slower than the state of the art Snapdragon S4 or later (Antutu score of about 11k), but the build quality is good and HP has elected to keep Android more or less stock.

The tablet just got a little slicker @ Staples [staples.com] w/$30 off coupon (50053) good through 1/31.
Last edited by gm2racer January 29, 2014 at 02:08 PM
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#1436
Edit: Never mind, just saw the downstairs, it will not work.

Hi, can I ask one question here? If I am going to get a WWAN card for my dell laptop, do you know the specs of this card fits T-Mobile well or it will not work at all? Thanks!

M00201 WWAN Card For DELL LATITUDE E4200 E4300 E6400
Technology/Bands
· Tri-band HSPA/UMTS – 850/1900/2100 MHz
· Quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM – 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
· Dual-band EV-DO/CDMA – 800/1900 MHz
Advanced RF Technologies
· Receive Diversity on all HSPA/UMTS/EV-DO/CDMA bands
· Receive equalization
· Standalone GPS
Data Speeds
· HSDPA/HSUPA DL/UL – 7.2 Mbps/ 2.0 Mbps
· WCDMA DL/UL – 384 kbps/384 kbps
· GSM DL/UL – 14.4 kbps/14.4 kbps
· GPRS DL/UL – 80 kbps/40 kbps
· EDGE DL/UL – 236.8 kbps/118.4 kbps
· EV-DO FL/RL – 3.1 Mbps/1.8 Mbps
· CDMA 1xRTT FL/RL – 153 kbps/153 kbps
Power Class
· HSPA/WCDMA 850/1900/2100 Mhz – Power Class 3
· GSM/GPRS 850/900 Mhz – Power Class 4
· GSM/GPRS 1800/1900 Mhz – Power Class 1
· EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz – Power Class E2
Last edited by swine January 28, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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#1437
Quote from gm2racer View Post :
I just bought an HP Slate 7 HD 4G for my wife. It's $229 w/free shipping from Amazon [amazon.com], HP [hp.com], and B & H Photo [bhphotovideo.com]. While not exactly a slick deal, it appears to be the cheapest new tablet that can be put on the free data plan.

Keep in mind that this tablet is HPSA+ not LTE. Also the Marvell dual core CPU is considerably slower than the state of the art Snapdragon S4 or later (Antutu score of about 11k), but the build quality is good and HP has elected to keep Android more or less stock.
From TMO website, I saw HP Slate is only qualified for 24 months free 200MB data, not whole life as other tablets?
http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-9700

Eligible HP devices

T-Mobile currently has the following pre-existing offers in market. Customers with these offers are currently excluded from the Free Data for Life offer above.

The following HP devices get 200MB of data every 30 days for 24 months from activation:
•HP Chromebook 14
•HP DM1
•HP ElitePad
•HP Envy
•HP Slate 7
•HP Slate 10
Last edited by min68 January 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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#1438
Quote from min68 View Post :
From TMO website, I saw HP Slate is only qualified for 24 months free 200MB data, not whole life as other tablets?
http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-9700
I saw the page on T-Mobile's site as well, but both HP's product page and the T-Mobile signup site say that the free data is for the life of the tablet:

No Wi-Fi around? No problem. Free 4G for life.

Enjoy 200MB of free data each month, no annual contract, for the life of your device. For offer details and information: hp.com/go/freemobility
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#1439
It was a pain but was finally able to get my iPad activated
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#1440
Activated my Ipad-3 on Dolphin browser. It took less than 2-3 minutes to activate, very simple.
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