Back in 2013, as part of its Un-carrier 3.0 movement, T-Mobile started giving tablet owners 200MB of free cellular data every month. Now, however, that program has quietly been disabled.
The carrier has updated its Free Data for Life support page to indicate that the program is no longer available for new activations as of May 7, 2017. Anyone that signed up for the Free Data for Life on or before May 6 will be able to keep it with that tablet for as long as they own the device.
TMoNews reached out to T-Mobile, who supplied the following statement regarding the discontinuation of the program:
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.
So now it would seem that there is still a way to get unlimited data on your tablet, but for new customers, that will now cost $20 a month. As pointed out above, existing Free Data for Life customers will not be affected by this change.
Did you make use of Free Data for Life, or were planning to? Let us know in the comments below.