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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.

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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

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Posted: 26 weeks ago
Your move AT&T (Looking at the AT&T 250MB for $15/month plan).
Rating: 6 Positives
Posted: 26 weeks 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 Positives
Posted: 26 weeks 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 Positives
Posted: 26 weeks ago
For that price, I'll get one from T Mobile.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 26 weeks ago
Free has been a common word today... Looks like I'm getting the iPad Air on tmobz!
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 26 weeks 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 Positives
Posted: 26 weeks 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 Positives
Posted: 26 weeks 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 Positives
Posted: 26 weeks ago
Sold. Effing brilliant.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 26 weeks 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 Positives

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