It’s been a little over a month and a half since T-Mobile began offering free data with any tablet activated on its network – 200MB for free each month, to be precise. It’s a fantastic deal, and what makes this one so special is that it’s available to everyone: you don’t need to be an existing customer, and you can get the free monthly data whether you’re on a prepaid or postpaid plan. For once, there really are no strings attached.
In the months leading up to T-Mobile’s announcement, I had considered upgrading my 2012 Google Nexus 7 by ASUS to a newer 2013 model. Until then, most of my previous tablets were WiFi only: I had two different iterations of ASUS’s Transformer series, both WiFi. At one point, I also owned an HTC EVO View 4G tablet that, while compatible with Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network, remained unactivated. Put simply, I only really needed WiFi, and I didn’t want the extra burden of yet another monthly charge.
T-Mobile changed all of that for me. When I discovered that I could get 200MB per month for free, I immediately revised my plans to get a 2013 WiFi Nexus 7 and ended up buying the LTE version from Best Buy. And I don’t have an ounce of buyer’s remorse.
That got me wondering, how many others are in my situation? Is T-Mobile’s offer changing how you purchase your tablets? Participate in our poll below, and let us know!