T-Mobile announced that if you buy a tablet from T-Mobile you can get up to 200MB of LTE data every month. Roaming and International data are not included in the new T-Mobile "Tablets Un-Leashed" program.
Tablets that are compatible with T-Mobile's HSPA/LTE network are eligible for the free data. T-Mobile voice plan customers can buy 500MB of data for $10 a month.
After using up the 200MB of data, there is not throttling however the customer can buy more data by data passes.
Tablet plans for non-T-Mobile start at $20 a month with more data for $10 more per month per 2GB. Daily passes are available for $5, including unlimited data with 500 MB of 4G LTE. Weekly passes are available for $10 and include unlimited data with 1 GB of 4G LTE data for $10.
T-Mobile customers who add a monthly Simple Choice tablet plan automatically get unlimited data to more than 100 countries worldwide at no extra charge
The free data is good "for life' as you have an active T-Mobile Mobile Internet account for an eligible tablet and that you register your device to receive the promotion. This is a limited time offer; subject to change. The free data is available 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 data, then Mobile Internet allotment.
Most tablets compatible with T-Mobile’s network are eligible. This includes:
- Tablets previously sold by T-Mobile.
- Tablets currently sold by T-Mobile.
- Tablets that are coming soon to T-Mobile that have been announced.
- Selected tablets that you may have bought for use on another carrier network.
According to T-Mobile, the free 200 MB means that each month customers can send approximately 800 Instagram photos, more than 2,500 emails or stream 200 minutes of music – all for free.
Tablets for sale by T-Mobile include the Nexus 7 $16 a month for 24 months. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is $19 for 24 months.
The service requires 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.