April 10, 2014
For a second day in a row, T-Mobile has announced new Un-carrier deals. Today's promotions focus on tablets. For a limited time, you can buy a 4G LTE tablet at the same price as a Wi-Fi only model. The No. 4 carrier in the U.S. is also offering zero down and interest-free financing for well qualified buyers. Under current pricing, Apple charges $130 more for an iPad with Wi-Fi+ 4G LTE. That difference is waived under T-Mobile's Operation Tablet Freedom promotion. They note:
If you’re stuck on Wi-Fi, you can now come to T-Mobile and upgrade to a 4G LTE-enabled model for nothing down and pay no more than you’d pay for the cheaper Wi-Fi-only model, with any postpaid activation on a 1GB or more mobile internet plan with no annual service contract. For example, pay the Wi-Fi price of $499 instead of $630 for the 4G LTE-enabled 16GB iPad Air.T-Mobile has also announced that customers can now add a tablet to a voice plan and receive 1.2 GB in free data per month through the end of the year. Previously, the company offered 200 MB in data per month for free. They explain:
And, for both new and existing customers, T-Mobile is offering $10 off its most popular internet data plans starting April 12th through the end of 2014. For voice customers, what that means is you can get up to 1GB of 4G LTE data free every month through the end of the year. Combined with the 200 MB of free data you already automatically get every month with T-Mobile’s previously announced “Free Data for Life” offer that comes to nearly 1.2GB of free 4G LTE data every month through the end of 2014. If you love living beyond the Wi-Fi zone – and want to keep enjoying that tablet freedom beyond 2014 – you can get it starting at just $10 a month with voice service next year.On Wednesday, T-Mobile unveiled an entry-level cellular plan that gives users unlimited text and talk and 500MB of high-speed data for $40 per month. The Simple Starter plan also includes day- or week-long data passes for those who wish to go over their limit. T-Mobile is expected to unveil more mobile deals tomorrow, Friday, April 11. All plans are available beginning Saturday, April 12.