T-Mobile's ‘free data for life’ tablet plan is no more – for new subscribers

Way back in 2013, T-Mobile offered the Free Data for Life service for cellular tablet owners. It amounted to a free 200MB of data each month, which sounds rather laughable today, in the age of "unlimited everything" plans. T-Mo has caught up with that and announced it's putting the kibosh on the program for good.

As of May 7, the offer is no longer available for new activations, although anyone who subscribed for Free Data for Life before that will be enjoying their 200 megs until their tablet dies of old age.

In consolation, the carrier would like to let you know that adding an unlimited LTE data line for your tablet costs $20 a month for customers on T-Mobile ONE, the unlimited plan. Given how little 200MB of data can do for you today, we'd say there's nothing here to cry over.


source: TMO News



1. libra89

Posts: 2333; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Didn't know that they still had it all this time LOL

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Still gotta give them credit - they pushed ATT AND VERISON to bring back unlimited plans again.

3. jimjam unregistered

free data no more - nothing to cry about? Don't worry if you pay a high monthly fee you can pay even more for even more.

6. atlvideoguy

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

It wasn't anything to drool over lol. If it would have been 1 or 2 free gigs that I could see this being worth writing about.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No big loss, as long as T-Mobile isn't one of them douchebags who restrict you from sharing your cellular data via tethering...

8. hazard1

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I'm still using the free data plan. I have only paid for data on my tablet three times in three years that I have been using the 200 MB free plan. I am about to switch over to t-mobile, so this is probably a good time to get unlimited data for the tablet for $20.

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