T-Mobile has LG G Pad X 8.0 Wi-Fi + 4G LTE Tablet for Free after $240 rebate w/ T-Mobile Simple Choice monthly service and device payment agreement. SIM Starter Kit purchase of $20 per tablet is required at checkout. Shipping is free. Thanks Antilamr
- New customers:
- Sign-up for any Simple Choice data plan
- starting at $20/mo.
- Sign-up for any Simple Choice data plan
- Existing customers:
- Add/Upgrade a data plan line
- starting at $10/mo.
- Add/Upgrade a data plan line
- Set up to purchase tablet via monthly payments on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP)
- starting at $10/mo. for 24-months (credit check req'd)
- Complete order, paying 'Due Today' amount
- SIM Starter Kit purchase req'd at checkout = $20/tablet
- Device down-payment may also be req'd based on credit
- Your Monthly Bill = monthly Simple Choice plan price + tablet EIP payment
- Submit rebate according to details below upon activation
- Within 30 days of purchase, complete rebate submission at www.t-mobile.com/promotions w/ telephone number assigned to your tablet line using promotional code JUNE16TABLET.
- Once approved, rebate is issued in 6 to 8 weeks in the form of a $240 Prepaid MasterCard for the Full Price cost of the tablet (reg, $239.99)
- If you cancel wireless service, remaining EIP balance on device becomes due
- 8" 1920x1200 IPS display
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core CPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Internal Storage
- MicroSD Card Slot (up to 128GB)
- 5MP rear + 5MP front facing cameras
- Wi-Fi + 4G LTE connectivity
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Editor's Notes & Price Research
- Note, continuing monthly cost for service/device payments will vary by customer based on plan selection and customer credit
- Please refer to forum thread and Wiki post for further details
- For questions or telephone orders, call 1-866-315-2225 ~RevOne
T-Mobile link, http://www.t-mobile.com/internet-...-x-80.html
Just posted first impression,
Update 2:00PM Ca time. Had the local store hold 2 for me. Just picked them up. The store sold all their stock already and people are still asking for these. You'll probably have to order these via phone or online to get the deal. Good luck.
Got a email from my T-Mobile rep today and verified it with my local T-Mobile store. Starting tomorrow existing customers can get the new LG G Pad X 8.0 for free (almost). Add a data line and pay "$10/mo. x 24 mos. (easy payment plan) Existing customers that add a line will pay half price on the new line. I'm currently using the G Pad F I got for free last fathers day with the same promotion. (only pay $10 a month for 2gb LTE service)
Right now they're having $130 off most of their tablets. Starting tomorrow (Fathers day promotion) you only pay the extra line charge and get the tablet for free. The lowest monthly charge is $10 for existing customers.
T-Mobile will mail you a visa card for the full amount of the tablet in about 6-8 weeks. Pay off the tablet with the card and you can either keep the service or cancel and use the tablet over wifi only.
-pay taxes on the tablet retail price of $240 ($19.20 for my county)
-instead of charging you a sim card fee they charge you a activation fee of $20. My local store will waive the fee for me (verified with employee at my local store. YMMV on your negotiating skills)
-pay $10 easy payment plan for phone for 2 months
-pay $10 a month for 2gb LTE service for 2 months
-receive $240 visa card and pay off tablet
$240 cost of tablet
$220 owed after 2 months
$240 visa card- $220 = $20 left over
$59.20 out of pocket for 2 months service & taxes - $20 left on card = $39.20 total for LG G Pad X 8.0
I plan on getting 2 of these and will sell my 1 year old G Pad F to recoup my out of pocket costs, cancel one line of service and use one as wifi only tablet around the house.
The LG G Pad X 8.0 is a upgraded version of the G Pad F. You can compare the 2 tablets at http://www.phonearena.
1920 x 1200 pixels
Size and Weight
8.3 x 4.8 x 0.31 inches
Operating System and Processor
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
1.5 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™
N/A talk time
Up to 20 days standby time
Camera, Photos and Video
5MP Rear-Facing Camera
5MP Front-Facing Camera
2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Expandable up to 128GB (sold separately)
Sync methods: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
4G LTE Capable
Quad Band GSM; LTE: 2, 3, 4, 7, 12; UMTS: Band I (2100), Band II (1900), Band IV (1700/2100), Band V (850)
NOTE: If you got the wrong instruction the unlock sim code might still works. You just have to change 2945#*521# the last set of three number to 521. You have 3 attempts to unlock if you test it once due to the wrong instruction I would contact T-Mobile Support again to have them fix it. Another user has 2945#*496# but his unlock code still works.
Email from: ARSystem Notify DoNotReply@T-Mobile.com
T-Mobile Sim Unlock Request
Sim Unlock Reference: 103xxxxx3
Unlock Code: 577919038280XX11
NOTE: Code has been used don't attempt to test it.
Thank you for taking the time to contact T-Mobile. Below you will see the Instructions for unlocking your LG device.
NOTE: If you receive an error message while performing the instructions below, stop. Please be aware that if an excessive amount of incorrect attempts are made, the phone will be permanently locked.
1. Insert a non-T-Mobile SIM card, then turn on the tablet.
2. When the Lock screen displays, enter your 16-digit Mobile Device Unlock code.
3. If the Lock screen does not display:
1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
2. Tap Contacts.
3. Tap the Search contacts field.
4. Enter 2945#*521#.
5. Tap the Add contact + icon in the top-right.
6. Tap Network Lock.
Enter your 16-digit Mobile Device Unlock code.
4. 'SIM Network Unlock Successful' message displays.
5. Wait for the tablet to automatically restart.
6. Your tablet is now unlocked.
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
XDA Forum for this Tablet: http://forum.xda-developers.com/l...o-t3400620 - There is a section detailing how unlock was achieved.
They will ask you to run the unlock the app which does not run on this tablet and if they send you the unlock codes they are incorrect codes.
Guys dont waste time with these idiots, the only way to get these monkeys to do anything is to file an FCC claim. Those twitter guys are another set of monkeys, they dont know anything better as you can read from multiple posts in this thread.
You will be doing yourself and the society in general a favor by filing complaints with FCC (takes less than 5 minutes).
If you see Denied and the message below that says "Ignored Line" that is not a rejection. That means TMobile has consolidated this amount with another rebate and is going to send you a single prepaid card for all the amounts. If you have hard time believing this, you can call them and ask the amount for the approved rebate. Hope this will prevent unnecessary repeated questions
Source of my original post:
Fixes To LG G Pad X 8.0 V521WG (T-Mobile) Tablet SD Micro Card Expansion Usage Issue For Android OS App - AppMgr III
Goal: Why can't you make your SD Micro card to work with like popular AppMgr III (a SD Android app to move apps to SD card to save space) or other SD Mover Android apps?? And why does it said it was supported for SD Micro up to 128GB such as the SanDisk SD Micro card 128GB or the 200GB?
Why didn't work and the app doesn't do a great job of explaining the reason why. This is because even though your Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow see it and you can format it but it see it as a "Portable Storage" SD card and not as a Internal Storage.
Credits for finding the information after hours of hunting for them and gathering them into one spot to fix this SD Micro card storage issue.
Credits goes to Paul O'Brien @Modaco.com | Blake Stimac @ Greenbot.com | Chris Hoffman @ HowToGeek.com | Sam Lu (Developer for AppMgr III |
Simple Quick Steps and How To:
1). Unlock Android OS by going to Menu option> SYSTEM> About Tablet> Software Info> Tap with finger 5 to 7 times on the Build Number version to Unlock it. You will be prompted with "No need, you are already a developer."
2). Go to Menu Settings> Developer options> click OK> Toggle on for Developer options and under sub-menu Debugging> USB debugging to "On". NOTE: The rest of the other option can be "Off".
3). Get the ADB Tool only by downloading: android-sdk_r24.4.1-windows.zip and check Update via rev. 25.1.7 & Android SDK Platform-Tools.
4). Go to you unzipped location where Tool is at C:\android-sdk_r24.4.1-windows\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools and open the Windows Command to this location.
5). Connect your micro USB to USB cable from your LG G Pad X 8.0 (or smartphone or tablet) to your PC's USB port.
6). From your Android notification top drop down menu > pick the USB Circle icon and change option from Charging to "File transfer".
7). Back to the Windows command box type in adb devices. If detected device you should see your tablet. Another hint is when changed to File Transfer option your Windows OS should detect the connection via file transfer type.
8). Now that it see it. Type in from the Windows Command 'adb shell'.
9). Your command should change to shell@b3:/$.
10). Type in <sm partition disk: <same number size that was listed from the sm list-disks> private. NOTE: Putting the ' does not work as part of the command.
11). Go to check your SD Storage to see if it included the SD Storage space as the whole total for the Android OS.
This is the end to the short quick guide. Below is the full detail guide.
NOTE: The LG G Pad X 8.0 does support SanDisk 200GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS 1 (SDSDQUAN-200G-A4A).
Detail Step To Step Guide:
1). Android SDK Manger Need [by downloading it]:
o Android SDK Platform-Tools
? Download From https://developer.andro
Platform SDK tools package Size SHA-1 checksum
android-sdk_r24.4.1-windows.zip 190 MB 66b6a6433053c152b22bf8cab19c0f3fef4eba49
No installer (199701062 bytes)
? Unzip and put it in the root of your C:\ with the folder named "android-sdk_r24.4.1-windows"
? Go to the unzip location C:\android-sdk_r24.4.1-windows\android-sdk-windows\SDK Manager.exe and Open up SDK Manger.
o Once Android SDK Manger open up> Click on the Deselect All and only select the following:
? Pick Android SDK Tools for update rev. 25.1.7 and Android SDK Platform-tools and from the sub-extras > Google USB Driver [NOTE: This one might be optional if you can it to "see" your phone or tablet so maybe skip it for now until later to see if this is needed along with the smartphone or tablet manufacturer's driver/s.] After checking those 3 checkboxes click on "Install 3 package...".
How To Enable The Simple But Tricky Hidden Fun Ways To Enable The Developer Options.
To Unlock your "God Mode" option ; > Go from your "Gear" icon Setting Menu Option> About Tablet>
Software Info> Build Number option and use your finger and Tap it 5 to 7 Times to Unlock your cool option Developer Options Mode. Right after you tap it a few time it gives you message like you are becoming a developer or some like similar message.
o After you enable the Developer options and Turn the On button by toggle it right under the Debugging> USB debugging option.
Be aware if your USB is only function as in Charge Only mode it will not be seen by ADB or Windows OS.
Tap on the USB Circle Icon and change it to File Transfer.
NOTE: You have to choose "File transfer" for your Windows 10 to see it. I just did the "Just Once" and not Always. Although I before you can go back to the USB notification icon and change it to your liken.
You will also be prompted to ask if you wanted to allow the USB Debugging connection. Check it allow and click on OK.
Go to the subfolder location (platform-tools folder) where your ADB.exe file is located. Highlight this folder, "platform-tools" and hold down the Shift keyboard key and select> Open command window here.
NOTE: Even my was run on Administrator Mode it is not required.
You may need the Google driver or the Manufacturer's drivers:
For our model LG G Pad X 8.0 V521WG Driver:
Go to http://www.lg.com/us/support-mobi...WG#manua
Get the LG Bridge for Windows or Mac driver that includes the LG Mobile Drivers or just click the LG Mobile Driver download link to get it. Install one of these application.
For other manufacturer's driver go to this website for details: http://www.howtogeek.c
Okay now we can be ready to run the command to format your SD micro card correctly after running the "adb devices" and sees your device.
Type in the command <adb shell>
Type in <sm partition disk:<what was from your sm list-disks number> private>.
Before the fix:
After the fix:
Now for the test!!
Get AppMgr III (App 2 SD) or any of your favorite "Move To SD" Android apps:
For this example we will use Vainglory which currently is residing on the internal 16GB storage space.
Select the app you wanted to move> Pick "Move app"> Storage > Storage used> select Change.
Pick SD card.
Click MOVE to move it to SD card.
Worked like a charm!!!
It was a 100% successful fix!!
Please if you finds this guide helpful let me know, thank you.
NOTE: Make sure you ONLY pick the EIP and not pay the full retail amount of $240 as this WILL void this MasterCard Prepaid card deal promotion!!! I learned the hard way. They are changing my order back to EIP and will credit me back my money to my CC in 3 days.
Set up to purchase tablet via monthly payments on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP)ostarting at $10/mo. for 24-months (credit check req'd)
The Online Chat Log when trying to get CS to help fix my issue:
Example Live Chat (Following Instructions Below)
This is an automated email. Please do not respond to this email address as it does not accept incoming email.
T-Mobile : We have received your information and will connect you with a T-Mobile Chat Specialist soon.
Norbert L : Hi <Customer Name>!
Norbert L : My name is Norbert L your account specialist here on chat and I appreciate your time waiting in queue.
Norbert L : Can you please explain briefly on how I can assist you today?
You : Order No.: <Remove Order No.>
You : Last night I placed this order due to your Father's day promotion: http://www.t-mobile.com/internet-...ccessories
You : http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/lg-gpad-modal.html
You : I have question on my order.
You : Did I made an mistake when I placed my order? In order to qualify for this promotion I needed it to be a EIP.
You : but during checkout it give me two option of doing the full paid vs. $10 per month.
You : does this mean I can't get the prepaid visa credit card?
Norbert L : I got your concer.
Norbert L : Let me go ahead and check your order for details.
You : okay
Norbert L : For a moment please.
You : k
Norbert L : Thanks.
Norbert L : Oh my!
You : so how can we fix this?
Norbert L : I'm afraid to let you know that you purchase the device in full price.
Norbert L : Let me check my option here to help you.
You : okay... should I refuse the order and just place a new order?
Norbert L : Thanks for patiently waiting.
You : k
Norbert L : Yes, you can refuse the order and place another order under EIP or installment plan. Since the device is still under buyer's remorse period.
You : Can you help me cancel that current order?
Norbert L : Since the order is on ship status, I am unable to cancel the order anymore.
You : Will you guys need to run another credit check? I have good credit and hate to get it drop another 5 points
Norbert L : But rest assure, the order will automatically cancel as you refuse to received it.
You : Or can you help me place a new order with the correct EIP option?
Norbert L : No need.
Norbert L : No need for credit check.
Norbert L : Since you already have account with us.
You : okay. I have two other questions.
You : I work for the <Removed> and they have a program with you guys for employee discount.
Norbert L : To further assist you with your order, I highly recommend to place your order with our voice care team or by visiting our store.
You : but I can't see to registry as I don't have a number yet.
Norbert L : I see.
You : will I be charged for activation fee as via the <Employer> referral program it should be free.
You : and I don't think I needed the sim started kit as I was a T-Mobile customer 1.6 years ago
You : and I still have the old T-Mobile sim card
Norbert L : I do got your concern.
You : and be side don't you guys have the sim card for free too? why am I charged $20 for it?
Norbert L : If the simcard is no in use for more that a year now, the simcard will be terminated.
You : before I was a T-mobile customer for over 5 years
You : i see
Norbert L : The simcard is needed to activate a line and account for you.
Norbert L : And its $20.
Norbert L : For activating a line and an account, you really need to pay for it.
You : k so when I get the tablet will there still be an activation fee for it?
Norbert L : Upon checking here you have good credit score.
You : I know I have over 830 plus credit score
Norbert L : And no need to any activation fee once you received the tablet.
Norbert L : Because the simcard you receive is a preactivated simcard.
You : okay... So you recommended I call or place a new order with choose only the EIP with the $10 monthly payment correct?
You : i see.
Norbert L : Yes please.
You : and the first order I should just hand the UPS box back to UPS unopen?
Norbert L : To help you out, here is your account number ##########.
Norbert L : Yes please.
You : okay thanks!
You : okay thanks for your help I will take your advices.
Norbert L : You are most welcome.
Norbert L : Its my pleasure to assist you in any way I can . May you have a awesome day ahead!
Full specs here: http://www.lg.com/us/tablets/lg-V...-pad-x-8.0
Case and Screen Protector
Ordered case and screen protector last night;
Limited choice since the tablet is so new. I'll wait until after I receive these before I order another set for my 2nd tablet. Will update on quality of the case once I receive them.
Quote from LEGOProBuilder :This model already exists in South Korea it's called the LG G Pad III (3) v525. I purchased this case http://www.ebay.com/itm/301985372936 and this tempered glass screen protector (for LG G PAD 3 8.0) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Premium-T...1852399759
LG G Pad III, Korea: http://www.lge.co.kr/lgekor/produ...reBtnsW
Our model is LG G Pad v521WG, but I doubt you'll find any listings with that model number since the product just released in the US two weeks ago.
How to Get SIM Card Fee Waived
Quote from LEGOProBuilder :There are three ways of reaching T-Mobile:
1 - Live Chat - support.t-mobile.com - Clear cache, cookies, change browser if you do not see it
2 - Customer Service - Dial 611
3 - Twitter - @TMobileHelp
(1a) Tell T-Mobile you see there is a 'FREESIM' offer advertised on the shop page. However this offer is not applying to the order. 'Why should I pay $20 for a SIM Card that is advertised for free?'
(1b) Tell T-Mobile your store waives SIM card charges.
(2) Request an account credit of $20 + applicable taxes - ~$22
(3) Once you receive the bill credit, wait up to 30 minutes for it to appear.
How is this FREE?
$20.00 Sim Starter Kit - MSPR
$20.54 Sales Tax - Varies by state
$00.00 Free Overnight Shipping
$20.00 Two Months of Service until rebate is received - Includes $10/Month Simple Choice Member Discount
- $20.00 SIM Refund - Follow Instructions in WIKI if you are charged
- $2 SIM Tax Refund - Varies by state
- $35.00 BeFRUG, TCB ($35) or rEbates ($26.75) Cashback
- $240.00 T-Mobile Promotional Rebate
- $25 T-Mobile Advantage Member Rebate (Optional)
$5.54 Net Cost
$20 MM with Advantage Rebate
Quote from LEGOProBuilder :How do you fix Java Null Pointer exception during checkout?
(1) Clear Cache
(2) Clear Cookies
(3) Disable Ad Block
(4) Try again, if you still get the error, press F5 and you should be presented with the identity questions.
(5) Try another browser
The service on the tablet line shows as $20/mo for 2GB data, but any T-mobile Postpaid Simple Choice voice-line account holder gets this service for $10 automatically.
So YMMV on the $20 activation fee. Talk to the customer service or your local store manager and see what they can do.
Upgrade is okay, add-a-line is also okay, as long as you do their EIP ($10 x 24mo).
Limit 5 per account per promotion redemption page.
How to request your rebate card:
(Use Tablet Phone numbers and fill out rebate for every tablet ordered)
Get the LG G Pad(TM) X 8.0 tablet FREE via Prepaid MasterCard(R) Card.
Starting 6/15/16, purchase the LG G Pad(TM) X 8.0 tablet on an Equipment Installation Plan (EIP). 1GB data plan or higher required for the tablet.
Go to http:/www.T-Mobile.com/promotions within 30 days from date of purchase.
T-Mobile phone number
Account PIN (last 4 digits of SSN unless you've changed it)
Promo Code: JUNE16TABLET
In 6-8 weeks, you'll receive a Prepaid MasterCard(R) Card in the value of $240, the price of the LG G Pad(TM) X 8.0 tablet.
Limited time offer; subject to change. Supplies are limited. Buy this tablet and get $240 back. Taxes and fees additional. Qual'g service, credit check and EIP agreement on device required. If you cancel wireless service, remaining balance on device becomes due. Device must be purchased within the promotion timeframe. You must submit request within 30 days of the purchase of the qualifying device. All lines must be active and in good standing with T-Mobile when payment is processed. Rebate provided as a Prepaid MasterCard(R) Card. Cards issued by Citibank, N.A. pursuant to a license from MasterCard International and managed by Citi Prepaid Services. Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere MasterCard debit cards are accepted. Card terms and conditions apply. Allow up to 8 weeks for processing. Not combinable with other offers.
You can get a $25 dollar gift card per new the company you work for is partnered with T-Mobile. See link here for details and if you can qualify: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-4791 -Nick2618
Cashing out Rebate Card at Bank
t-mobilevaluecard.com > Access $ > Cash Advance > Visit a Bank - list for banks that will do Cash Advances for this specific Citibank prepaid card
1. Hand the bank teller your T-Mobile Value Card as well as a valid form of identification such as a driver's license or passport.
2. The bank teller will swipe your card.
3. Complete and sign the bank's request form.
4. The bank teller will hand you your cash, and the transaction will appear on your online account statement.
Members providing manual cash disbursements to cardholders are reminded that all valid prepaid cards, including your T-Mobile Value Card, are to be honored, and that a surcharge or other fee must not be added to the transaction amount.
I got this tablet at the store, they did charge me activation, but after I got home, call TOm & asked for refund & the csr did it right away in form of credit to my next bill. Hath - SDPirates.
Instructions to get adoptable storage working for the tablet can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/l...o-t3400620. If you are bothered by the lack of auto brighness sensor, try out the Lux app from the Play store, it can do auto brightness using the camera: https://play.google.com/store/app...lite&hl=e