T-Mobile Promises 200MB of Free Tablet Data For Life

A lot of companies in the technology realm make a lot of promises, but few live up to their claims. T-Mobile is not one of those companies. After changing its stance and coming out as the "Uncarrier," T-Mobile has made one groundbreaking move after another. First, by enabling phone swaps every six months in its JUMP program; next, by making international roaming free; and now, it's giving any user who snaps up a T-Mobile tablet free LTE data every single month. Yes, free.

For years, tablets sold through carriers have been terrible deals. You usually have to buy an expensive data plan, perhaps even on contract, that you won't use all that often if you also have a phone. T-Mobile recognizes that, and it's exploiting it by giving all T-Mobile tablet buyers 200MB of free 4G LTE data each month.

T-Mobile voice customers, 'always-on' tablet plans start at just $10 a month for unlimited data including 500 MB of 4G LTE data each month. Customers can add even more 4G LTE data in 2 GB increments for just $10 more per month. For customers who would rather have the flexibility of on-demand data, T-Mobile offers daily and weekly passes. Daily passes include unlimited data with 500 MB of 4G LTE data starting at just $5. The weekly passes include unlimited data with 1 GB of 4G LTE data for $10.

Each month, it feels like T-Mobile is becoming a better value. Of course, its network reach still pales in comparison to Verizon and AT&T, particularly in non-metro areas, but hopefully these value plays will coerce the other guys to follow suit in order to remain competitive.