MetroPCS enters the tablet race with $149 Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7

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T-Mobile announced this morning that MetroPCS is entering the tablet market for the first time. From today, you can stroll in to a MetroPCS store and walk out with the budget-friendly Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 for $149 (plus tax).

T-Mo’s prepaid brand is also launching a range of great value data plans for tablets. Existing customers with a phone service will get a $5 discount on the tablet plans which (including the discount) line up as follows:

  • $10/month: Unlimited data with 1GB high-speed
  • $20/month: Unlimited data with 3GB high-speed
  • $30/month: Unlimited data with 5GB data

As for the tablet itself, the OneTouch Pop 7 isn’t your flagship, market-leading tablet, but the specs are admirable for a low-end device. It features:

  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • 1.3GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 2MP camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage

“We’re firm believers that mobile technology should be easy-to-use and priced to be accessible to all consumers, not just those with deep pockets,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. “Both T-Mobile and MetroPCS continue to disrupt rate plan offerings for consumers – much in the same way ALCATEL ONETOUCH is disrupting what it means to have affordable, accessible technology – which is why the partnership between our brands is such a great value for our customers.”

With the holiday season coming up, it’s easy to see why MetroPCS launched a cheap tablet now. By offering a low cost device, with a value monthly plan, it can ensure maximum uptake.

Source: MetroPCS

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  • Stone Cold

    Perfect for a kid

    • fsured

      Or my mom who has dropped her Asus Memo HD 7” tab multiple times and now has a shattered screen.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    I want the Galaxy Tab S

  • Mike with an M

    Does this tablet have native sms capabilities? And I’m not asking for some lame workaround like Google voice, Facebook messenger or whatsapp, etc. If so, I’m ready to visit local metropcs store and buy this beast of a tablet.

    • i work for metro pcs and yes you can acuatally send sms!!

      • IT_oldDude

        Are you sure? Would you be willing to bet some money on that? Most android tablets have that feature disabled. I’ve only seen older Samsung tablets retain the native sms messaging capabilities. Not messaging like Kik or hangouts that uses data, but good old school sms messaging that doesn’t need data or wifi.

        Can the Mods please delete my duplicate message? Keep this one since it’s meant as a reply, but delete the other please.

      • James

        Can you send and receive local phone calls? My wife has a hard time seeing my phone and can’t use it. I hope this will meet her needs. Thanks 61jhamilton61@gmail.com

      • Sheretha

        Do you have to purchase the tablet or do they bill you monthly

  • benben

    Nexus 7 with 3g (3.5) cost 129.99 at staples all you have to do is buy the sim card
    better tablet for less money

    • Bklynman

      Also you can buy Sammy/Nook,at B&N,for $179.00. That a Gal.Tab.4,brand new, regular price.

      • benben

        Is it 4g or 3g ? Or just wifi?

        • Bklynman

          Not sure,might just be wifi,to be sure you can go to B&N,book store to findout,I know will not have sim card tray,also you can call B&N,ask them if one is close to you. Hope this helps you.

        • jp

          It’s wifi only at BN.

    • JCFORALL2000

      Can you share the link? I could not find any mobile data enabled tablet for that price.

    • jp

      That’s a fine price for a wif only tablet. A really good tablet too. But 3g? Ain’t nobody got time for that!

  • IT_oldDude

    Are you sure? Would you be willing to bet some money on that? Most android tablets have that feature disabled. I’ve only seen older Samsung tablets retain the native sms messaging capabilities. Not messaging like Kik or hangouts that uses data, but good old school sms messaging that doesn’t need data or wifi.

  • thepiman2

    If it is anything like the One Touch Fierce phone it will be a piece of sh1t