Got a tip for us? Share it...

T-Mobile Launches Cellular iPads with Free 200 MB Data

With the introduction of new iPad models today, T-Mobile USA is for the first time offering official support for cellular versions of the device. In a twist, T-Mobile is offering an entry-level data package with 200 MB free of charge. Higher-limit packages are available with 2.5 GB for $30 per month or 4.5 GB for $50 per month.

tmobile ipad
The announcement of T-Mobile iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display models comes just days after CEO John Legere hint at the prospect of the carrier adding iPads to its lineup.

Previously, T-Mobile customers had to put SIM cards from the carrier into cellular iPads that were carrier-unlocked. Now, T-Mobile customers will have the same low barriers of entry to the cellular iPads as Verizon, AT&T and Sprint customers.

The iPad Air will be available on November 1, while the iPad mini with Retina Display will be available later in November.

Related roundups: iPad Air, iPad mini

Top Rated Comments

(View all)

Posted: 12 months ago
Now that is pretty huge. Woah. That is really, really enticing for people who may use the web here and there a couple of times a month on their iPad.

Plus, since T-Mobile barely has LTE, that data will last even longer! :p
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
Your move AT&T (Looking at the AT&T 250MB for $15/month plan).
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

can i unlock my iPad and then switch over to tmobile and get free 200mb?


iPads aren't locked. The question is will Tmobile provide sims for this plan outside of with a new iPad purchase?
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
That's pretty cool, actually. It entices people to buy the cellular version of the iPad knowing they're not locked into a monthly plan, but could do some email checking or light web surfing away from home at no extra charge, which over the life of the device might be worth the $130 (assuming that hasn't changed) upcharge for cellular.

Then, one would assume, they have the cellular version and can buy larger chunks of data month-to-month as needed when traveling, for example.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
Wow this is huge. I wonder if this will get killed off quickly like the AT&T Unlimited data was?

I wasn't even considering an LTE iPad, but now..... I am.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
Free has been a common word today... Looks like I'm getting the iPad Air on tmobz!
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
Can you just pick up a sim at a T-mobile store and stick it in a AT&T iPad and get the same plan I wonder?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

Now that is pretty huge. Woah. That is really, really enticing for people who may use the web here and there a couple of times a month on their iPad.

Plus, since T-Mobile barely has LTE, that data will last even longer! :p


Get your facts straight T-Mobile has over 200 million people and 233 markets covered with LTE as of OCTOBER 9, 2013

http://www.tmonews.com/2013/10/t-mobile-boosts-lte-network-to-202-million-pops-233-metro-areas/

T-Mobile Boosts LTE Network To 202 Million POPs, 233 Metro Areas


T-Mobile’s Simple Global plan may steal the headlines tonight but not to be out-shined is a brand new set of LTE announcements. T-Mobile’s announcing 202 million people are now covered in 233 metro areas covering 91 of the top 100 largest markets by population.

T-Mobile’s LTE market announcement is almost one month to date from their earlier news of 180 million POPs covered in more than 154 markets. Let’s just be honest, that’s a HUGE amount of work in a little under a month to make sure this announcement was ready for UnCarrier Phase 3. T-Mobile’s not just making announcements tonight as they are also making waves calling out the competition with recent third-party test results.

T-Mobile claims their nationwide 4G LTE network delivers faster speeds than both Verizon and Sprint. T-Mobile also claims faster median speeds than AT&T’s 4G LTE network in 10 of the top 20 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). T-Mobile has long promised they would hit 200 million LTE POPs covered before the end of 2013 and it looks like they’ll blow that number out of the water with 2.5 months left in the year.

T-Mobile’s latest-generation 4G LTE network reaches more than 200 million people in 233 metro areas in the U.S., including 91 of the top 100 largest by population.
4G LTE is on top of and in addition to our nationwide 4G HSPA+ network, which covers 229 million people. Customers with LTE devices get access to both 4G technologies, creating one of the fastest combined wireless experiences available in the U.S.
We expect our LTE customers to experience typical download speeds of 6 to 20 Mbps. That’s like downloading an 11 song album in 35 seconds or a two hour (SD) movie from Google Play in less than five minutes.
T-Mobile is the only U.S. wireless company with nationwide HD Voice. All 15 of our LTE smartphones are HD Voice capable. We now have 18 total HD Voice capable smartphones.
T-Mobile plans to deploy 10+10 MHz of 4G LTE in 90 percent of the top 25 metro areas by year end. We will begin to deploy 20+20 MHz of LTE in 2014 and beyond.

In network news, T-Mobile tonight also announced that its latest-generation 4G LTE network is now nationwide, reaching more than 200 million people in 233 metros across the United States.

“We’ve not only delivered nationwide 4G LTE months ahead of schedule,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile. “Our nationwide 4G LTE is right on top of our already nationwide 4G HSPA+ network – which translates to one wicked fast combined 4G network experience.”

In recent third party tests involving millions of results from real customers nationwide, T-Mobile’s 4G LTE nationwide network delivered faster speeds than the 4G LTE networks of Verizon and Sprint. Additionally, T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network already has faster median speeds than AT&T’s 4G LTE network in 10 of the top 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). In fact, T-Mobile’s new nationwide LTE network delivers 4G LTE speeds more consistently than any of the national providers.

The complete list of T-Mobile’s LTE Metro coverage areas are listed in the image below:
T-Mobile 4G LTE

T-Mobile’s 4G LTE already reaches 200+ million people, and we’re adding more to the list every day. See the markets where it is currently available below.
T-MOBILE'S LTE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Alabama
Auburn-Opelika
Birmingham
Daphne
Decatur
Dothan
Florence
Huntsville
Mobile
Montgomery
Tuscaloosa

Arizona
Flagstaff
Nogales
Phoenix
Sierra Vista-Douglas
Tucson

Arkansas
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
Little Rock

California
Bakersfield
Fresno
Los Angeles
Modesto
Napa
Oakland-Freemont-Hayward
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
Red Bluff
Redding
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
Sacramento-Roseville
Salinas
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
San Rafael
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
Stockton
Vallejo-Fairfield

Colorado
Boulder
Colorado Springs
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
Fort Collins
Grand Junction
Greeley
Pueblo

Connecticut
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
Hartford
New Haven-Haven-Milford

Delaware
Wilmington

Florida
Jacksonville
Bradenton-Sarasota
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
Fort Walton Beach
Gainesville
Lakeland
Miami-Fort Lauderdale
Orlando-Kissimmee
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
Pensacola
Port St. Lucie
Sebastian-Vero Beach
Tallahassee
Tampa
West Palm Beach

Georgia
Albany
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
Athens-Clarke County
Augusta
Brunswick
Columbus
Gainesville
La Grange
Macon
Savannah
Warner Robins

Hawaii
Honolulu

Idaho
Boise
Idaho Falls
Pocatello
Rexburg

Illinois
Champaign-Urbana
Chicago-Naperville
Decatur
Kankakee-Bradley
Peoria
Rockford
Springfield

Indiana
Indianapolis
Bloomington
Fort Wayne
Gary
Kokomo
Muncie
Terra Haute
Lafayette
South Bend

Kansas
Kansas City
Lawrence
Wichita

Kentucky
Lexington
Louisville

Louisiana
Hammond
Lafayette
Lake Charles
New Iberia
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
Shreveport

Maryland
Baltimore

Massachusetts
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
Peabody
Springfield
Cambridge-Newton

Michigan
Ann Arbor
Benton Harbor
Battle Creek
Detroit
Flint
Grand Rapids
Jackson
Kalamazoo-Portage
Lansing-East Lansing
Warren

Minnesota
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington
Rochester
St. Cloud

Mississippi
Greenville
Tupelo

Missouri
St. Louis

Nebraska
Omaha

Nevada
Las Vegas
Reno-Sparks

New Hampshire
Manchester

New Jersey
Atlantic City
Camden
Edison
Newark
Trenton

New Mexico
Albuquerque

New York
Albany-Troy
Binghamton
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
Nassau
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
Rochester
Syracuse

North Carolina
Asheville
Charlotte
Durham-Chapel Hill
Fayetteville
Greensboro-High Point
Mooresville
Raleigh
Salisbury
Wilmington
Winston-Salem

Ohio
Akron
Canton
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
Columbus
Dayton
East Liverpool
Toledo
Youngstown-Warren

Oklahoma
Bartlesville
Oklahoma City
Tulsa

Oregon
Corvallis
Eugene
Medford
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
Salem

Pennsylvania
Erie
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre

Puerto Rico
Mayagüez
Ponce
San Germán-Cabo Rojo
San Juan

Rhode Island
Providence

South Carolina
Charleston--North Charleston-Summerville
Columbia
Florence
Greenville
Myrtle Beach
Spartanburg

Tennessee
Chattanooga
Clarksville
Jackson
Knoxville
Memphis
Nashville

Texas
Abilene
Amarillo
Austin
Beaumont-Port Arthur
Brownsville-Harlingen
College Station
Corpus Christi
Dallas-Fort Worth
Denison
El Paso
Fort Worth-Arlington
Houston
Longview
McAllen-Mission
San Angelo
San Antonio
Wichita Falls

Utah
Brigham City
Logan
Ogden-Clearfield
Provo-Orem
Salt Lake City
St. George

Virginia
Richmond
Roanoke-Lynchburg
Virginia Beach
Winchester

Washington
Bellingham
Centralia
Kennewick
Mount Vernon
Seattle-Bellevue
Spokane
Tacoma

Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Wisconsin
Madison
Milwaukee
Racine
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
Sold. Effing brilliant.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
I'm not sure how far 200 MB will go, but it would be nice to get it for free since I doubt I will use cellular that often.

AT&T charges $14.99 for 250MB which looks like a ripoff in comparison.
Rating: 2 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]