Poll: Did T-Mobile’s free tablet data promotion get you to buy a tablet with mobile data?

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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!


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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.