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T-Mobile Promises LTE Tablets for the Price of Wi-Fi Tablets

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:36am
Ben Munson

T-Mobile today announced it’s only going to charge the Wi-Fi tablet price to customers who add an LTE tablet to their plan. Wi-Fi-only tablets typically run $100 to $130 less and T-Mobile has vowed that will reflect in the zero-down monthly installment costs.

Beginning April 12, T-Mobile’s LTE tablet deal will also include until the end of the year an extra 1 GB per month—on top of the free 200 MB per tablet the carrier already promises—coming out to “nearly 1.2 GB” of free LTE per month throughout 2014.

“The Un-carrier is all about solving pain points, and today we’re eliminating every reason to be stuck on an unconnected Wi-Fi-only tablet. There’s no longer any need to limit the use of your tablet because you’re intimidated by Big Blue, Bad Red or Bumbling Yellow,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said in a statement.

Today’s announcement, the second of the carrier’s promised three, comes after yesterday’s introduction of T-Mobile’s new Simple Starter plan promising unlimited talk and text with 500 MB of LTE data for $40 monthly.

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