updated 12:16 pm EDT, Thu April 10, 2014
New plan pays early termination fees, offers 4G devices for Wi-Fi only pricing
The second day of wireless provider T-Mobile's pricing plan announcements sees the carrier offering an option to add a tablet to a postpaid voice plan for free through the end of the year. Called "Tablet Freedom," the program offers cheaper tablets, and 1GB of additional free 4G/LTE data each month, in addition to the 200MB of free data available through the "Free Data for Life" promotion.
Through Tablet Freedom, T-Mobile is selling a series of T-Mobile 4G/LTE + Wi-Fi tablets -- including the iPad -- for zero down, and at a cost no more expensive than the cheaper Wi-Fi-only model of the same device. Also included with the offering is access to the carrier's Jump program, in which T-Mobile will also pay early termination fees from another carrier with a tablet trade-in, including subsidized Wi-Fi only tablets that may be carried over.
CEO John Legere and T-Mobile are halfway though three days of "UnCarrier" announcements. The first day saw a "Simple Starter" entry level plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 500MB of data per month.