Since fall 2013, T-Mobile has offered a plan which provides customers with 200MB of free data per month with the purchase and activation of an iPad or other eligible tablet. That deal is coming to an end.
T-Mobile has updated its Free Data for Life support page to say that the program is no longer available for new activations as of May 7, 2017. Anyone that signed up for Free Data for Life on or before May 6 can keep it with that tablet as long as they own the device.
T-Mobile sent TmoNews the following statement on the end of Free Data for Life:
“When we launched Free Data For Life in 2013, 200MB of high-speed data was a lot. Today, customers want unlimited and we’re all in with T-Mobile ONE. Customers who have T-Mobile ONE can add unlimited LTE data on a tablet for just $20 a month with autopay.
Nothing changes for current customers with Free Data For Life on a Tablet. They can keep it as long as they like.”
The free data has always been tied to a specific device rather than an account. That means if customers upgrade to a new device, the Free Data for Life plan will terminate. The plan was introduced as one of the carrier’s “Un-Carrier” promotions.
The Magenta Carrier currently offers just the T-Mobile ONE unlimited data plan, which allows customers to add a tablet to the plan for $20 per month.