Next T-Mobile Tuesday will include unlimited Pokémon Go data for one year

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Pokémon Go has been taking the world by storm, driving Android and iPhone users to scour their neighborhoods for a Pikachu or Dragonite. Now T-Mobile is getting in on the Pokémon Go action, too.

The next T-Mobile Tuesday (July 19) will include Pokémon Go as one of the gifts. Specifically, T-Mobile will be giving customers unlimited data for use with Pokémon Go for a full year, meaning that it’ll last until August 2017. This offer will be available July 19, but if you miss it, you’ll have more chances every Tuesday through August 9.

In addition to the unlimited data, T-Mobile will be giving away Pokémon Go-related prizes. Two hundred and fifty people will get $100 in PokéCoins, which are used to buy in-game items like lures and Poké Balls, while five people will win a Pokémon Go hunting trip to anywhere in the U.S. for themselves and a guest.

Rounding out this coming T-Mobile Tuesday offers is a $15 Lyft credit, a free small Wendy’s Frosty, and 50 percent off select accessories at T-Mobile stores.

Finally, T-Mo notes that the Gilt offers that were slated for this coming T-Mobile Tuesday will be offered soon. The Gilt goodies that were going to be on offer include a free T-Mobile Tuesdays t-shirt, $15 to spend at Gilt, and Gilt gift cards.

Pokémon Go is taking off like no other mobile game ever has, with adults who grew up playing Red and Blue enjoying it alongside young kids. It’s smart of T-Mobile to take advantage of the craze with a T-Mobile Tuesday offer that’ll give Pokémon Go the Binge On treatment, making it so that the app won’t touch your data allotment. And while it remains to be seen how long this Pokémon Go craze will continue, at least you know that if you are still playing it a year from now, you’ll do so with free unlimited data.

Are you playing Pokémon Go? If so, what are some of the Pokémon that you’ve caught so far?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • kev2684

    Damn Legere is fast on Whitelisting Pokemon Go. T-Mobile will score a lot of positive publicity from players after this where Millenials are majority. The biggest target market of most businesses today

  • jj201367

    Awesome T-Mobile we are the #Uncarrier now :D #wewontstop Catch them all

  • hawkstwelve

    Uh oh… no Vudu credit next week? I hope that’s just a one-week thing and it doesn’t fade away forever like Dominos. That’s about all I use TMO Tuesdays for anymore.

    • Joe

      same here. only thing I used out of all the gifts.

    • Deadeye37

      No kidding. I got a couple of free movies and a couple of good discounts on movies I’ve been wanting to get.

    • AngusMightHaveABeef

      Me too. :( Most stuff I either don’t want or cannot get to in time. Vudu credit was awesome.

    • BreakingData

      From what I have been told is that vudu hasn’t backed out, they are just being rotated out for a little while. I really hope they come back soon.

    • Travis Hansen

      I’m sure I come back I’m willing to bet there’s a limit on how many offers can be presented within the app each week and of course with the heat we were all seen lately a nice little Frosty to cool us off is always a treat. I agree with you though those Vudu credits are fantastic and a great way to pass the time when there’s nothing else on TV.

      The personal favorite of the Vudu daily and weekly deals where you can actually use your credit to purchase movies.

  • steveb944

    Sweet! I’ve caught over 50 so far.

  • Trevnerdio

    This is the greatest news article I’ve ever read. I have unlimited, so it wouldn’t benefit me (except the PokeCoins and the trip!) but I do hope they keep Vudu…that’s my most used one.

    • Sidekicker89

      I Love Vudu as well! We used to be able to use multiple Vudu credits on one account but they changed it to one credit per account :( I wish they would change it back.

      • SirStephenH

        The monthly credits for Binge On on unlimited plans can all still be used on the same account. The T-Mobile Tuesdays credits could be doubled up (2 per account) the first week then only one credit per account afterwards. Funny thing is that I complained to T-Mobile about the 2 per account restriction the first week, then they changed it to one per account the next week.

        There is a ~workaround though. You can create a Vudu account for each line and connect them all to the same Ultraviolet account. That way they all have access to the same library and all purchases made are added to the shared library. There are $4.99 weekly deals in Vudu that can be bought with the T-MT credit without spending a single dime and all added to the same collection.

  • sidekicker89

    I LOVE This lol. I only have 82 Pokemon and my strongest is a Vaporeon CP 529. In the regular game your starter pokemon is usually the strongest. That’s one thing I dislike about Pokemon Go but it’s still fun to play. What is everyone else’s strongest pokemon? Anyone find any rare ones?

    • Alex Wagner

      Yeah, that’s what I thought was weird. I got a Pikachu as my starter, but it’s my weakest Pokémon at just CP11. My strongest is a Drowzee at CP104. You’re much stronger than I am. Ha

      • Panzer

        I think all the starter pokemon are pointless unless you have them in your area to level them up.

    • My strongest is my cp 211 Tauros

    • Lit

      The problem with this game is that they took out the idea of weakening the pokemon first through battling before catching them. So that’s why, your pikachu, heck ALL of the pokemon you caught early on is worthless (except trading them for candy).

      • sidekicker89

        Training your Pokemon to level up and evolve is most of the fun and thats not part of this game. I wish they would change that. Also I wish they would allow all the users to interact so we can battle each other for experience points and maybe PokeCoins

        • Kenneth Warner

          That will be coming in an update soon

  • Cenner

    Where’d you see the t-shirt? :)

    • It’s in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app. Tap on “check out what’s coming next week”

      • Cenner

        Cool…thanks!

  • Adam

    I just got home from my unthrottled-LTE European vacation. I was pleasantly surprised to find PokéStops have been strategically placed at points of historical significance. Most of the trip was filled with requests from the kids to get to the museums ASAP before the Pokémon got away.

    • Bradley Karas

      Was it fast LTE?

      • Adam

        The one time I checked was 6Mbs, so not very fast.

        • Bradley Karas

          Meh better than nothing

      • alphath

        Here in Germany I mostly get more than 150 Mbit/s with my 300 Mbit/s T-Mobile plan, but for this speed I’m paying 40€/month (around 45$) for 1 GB. Compared to other European countries Germany has one of the highest mobile data prices, but there’s at least a widespread lte coverage :/

    • SirStephenH

      What phone did you use, what countries did you visit, and what was the coverage like? I’m only asking because my sister is going to Europe in a month.

      • SirStephenH

        Do you know what bands you used most while you were there?

        • Adam

          I didn’t check any bands. My wife and I have Samsung, but the kids have Apple. Like the US, cities all had LTE, but many rural areas were on EDGE. There was even service in the London tube. Hotels included WiFi, but it was slower than the cell service. We did use WiFi to call home for free. One exception was the Vancouver airport which had free WiFi over 20Mbs. Canada cell service was throttled.

          We took a cruise from England to Belgium, Denmark, and Norway. All had cell service. We had our phone in airplane mode at night to avoid the ship’s expensive cell to satellite service. We found the Apple phones connected faster when coming out of airplane mode and also were faster and getting an accurate location service. There was one time when I was standing right next to the ship that my Samsung could not locate us at all.

        • SirStephenH

          Wow, thanks for the info. Very useful, I’ll definitely pass it on.

  • Guest310

    Really Pokemon? Not to be that guy but what the hell. Wasn’t there someone trying catch a Pokemon in a Holocaust Museum? Or what about guys fell of a bluff while playing? Or about that guy that was stabbed in park recently playing Pokemon? I’m truly appalled.

    In words of Game of Throne

    SHAME SHAME SHAME

    • Sierra Griffin

      Thats literally just people being stupid. Don’t blame a game for others’ stupidity and cluelessness.

      • Android_God

        Thinning the herd

      • Blkbear

        I’m waiting for the first Darwin winners to show up, to prove how stupid some people actually are.

        An epic winner will walk off a cliff, fall hundreds of feet into a pot grow op, land safely onto a bail of hay, only to be confronted by the grow up guards and 15 pit bulls, at 3am in the middle of nowhere.

      • tony

        a girl walked off the cliff while playing pokemon go in san diego california.

    • Adam

      Nintendo will probably be adding PokéFree zones. I saw Pokémon in churches that were designated cell phone free.

      • theseanteam

        There should be some sort of mechanism for locations like churches and memorials to opt out of being a stop or gym.

        • SirStephenH

          There is. They just have to submit a request to be removed.

    • guest

      Before Niantic partnered with Pokemon they created a game called Ingress. It literally just took landmarks like churches, museums, parks, etc.. to get you to get out of the house and be aware of your surroundings. They literally took that game and blanketed it with Pokemon. If you look at it that way, they aren’t deliberately trying to make people fall off of bluffs.. All they want are for people to be more active and discover what is around them, and I feel like they are achieving that.

      • Guest

        Really? I thought it was for money and personal information.

    • Blkbear

      If you can’t see that you are about to walk off a cliff, into a pole, a man hole, into traffic because you are not paying attention to where you are walking, you really can’t blame a game. People have been doing these things since there have been portable phones.

      Common sense tells you not to climb over a fence, onto private property to play a game. Common courtesy, tells you not to go into a church, museum or business, and hunt for Pokemon or anything else game related.

      I have been playing Ingress and Pokemon at my ripe old age, and have only encountered one Portal in Ingress inside a business (which is also a Pokestop), that could not be accessed by the game from outside of the business. I’m sure there are others inside buildings, and if you can only access it from inside the business/building, that it can/should be done discretely or it should not be done at all.

  • Dan

    Does this border on the net neutrality issue? Giving one service more bandwidth than another?

    • Prode

      There not giving it more Bandwidth. They are making it free but not limiting anyone else by doing it. The app still uses the same bandwidth if it is free or not.

      • Dan

        Mm that makes sense.

        • kevev

          Nothing is free…It costs everyone else in available bandwidth. This is why LTE has been so damn slow in many markets. Kinda sucks for those who pay for unlimited. :(

      • Dan

        I see your point I guess it feels a little fishy. Let’s say their plan gave you unlimited data use for Facebook, Netflix and a few other sites, with skyrocketed data prices to access anything else on the internet. That sort of feels like it would be working around the issue that net neutrality was trying to prevent.

        • Prode

          I would agree but T-mobile isn’t charging anyone to get free Pokemon GO data. They are just giving it to ppl for free via the app. If they were charging some ppl to use Pokemon GO and the ppl that didn’t pay couldn’t use it or used it slower then that would be a problem. Pokemon GO uses so little data that it doesn’t matter really. This is more of a marketing thing then anything else.

  • donnybee

    Too bad I already have unlimited.. Oh well this is exciting! I have 55 different Pokemon right now and my strongest is my CP 900 Flareon :)
    Anyways, I hope I win the Poke Coins

    • patt

      Now that’s a great story

  • GSX

    Question: I have an iPad Mini with a T-Mobile SIM with the free 200Mb monthly allocation (and the T-Mobile Tuesdays app and Pokemon Go both installed), and my primary phone is locked down and cannot run games. Will I be able to take advantage of the unmetered Pokemon Go data offer on the iPad?

    • Critic4U

      Sounds like a question for T-Mobile customer care. Only a phone call away 611

    • theseanteam

      Probably just for simple choice plans. No different than Binge On or Music Freedom.

    • SirStephenH

      All the deals so far haven’t worked on our tablet line. I think it requires (and as I remember reading) a voice line (just having a phone number like all T-Mobile tablet lines have doesn’t count).

      • SirStephenH

        If you tether it to your phone it *might* work… No promises but but all that carries over with Music Freedom and Binge On while tethering.

  • Philip

    Can I catch Pokoman while cycling at the trails?

    • Panzer

      Sounds dangerous but technically I can’t see why not.

      • Guest

        Even driving works, which I think is not supposed to, there is a video of someone playing pokemon and crashing his car.

    • SirStephenH

      It’s rumored that some cycling counts for distance. It shouldn’t matter as long as you’re not trying to hatch an egg, though you should stop.

      • Powsniffer0110

        Why should biking not count for eggs? I bike everywhere and use it for eggs and catching Pokémon!

  • Panzer

    This actually pretty cool, I know my nephews go through data like it’s water. So this will make thing easier on everyone.

  • SurvivingSunnyvale

    “…it’ll last until August 2017…”

    Doubtful this fad will last into the fall.

    • sidekicker89

      The great thing about apps, and Teslas, are that they can be updated and improved easily thanks to over the air updates.

      • SurvivingSunnyvale

        Or ruined like Angry Birds.

    • tony

      pokemon go is making 6.5 million dollars a day

  • MattPortland

    It’s not that bad.

    • steadymobb

      It’s… Pretty bad. Anyone that wears that out in public needs some fashion advice.

      • MattPortland

        Fashion, like most things in life is pretty subjective.

        • steadymobb

          If you think that’s stylish I just don’t what to say . good luck out there

        • MattPortland

          I didn’t say it was stylish or that I would wear it. I said fashion is subjective and I don’t put people down for their opinions on subjective issues.

  • Homero Garza

    I want food!

    • Guest

      Yes!

    • BreakingData

      I agree, to bad another place doesn’t step in, but I doubt they could keep up with the volume.

  • BreakingData

    Damn, I was really enjoying the vudu credits!!!!!!

    • Michael Hansen

      Me, too. In fact, it’s the only thing I look forward to now that Domino’s is gone. The freebies are less and less appealing to me. I have a car so don’t need Lyft. I hate Frosty’s and I have no interest in Pokemon. Ugh. Maybe I’ll see what AT&T is offering :-)

    • Darnell

      Yea, they can keep the Pokies and bring back those Vudu credits.

      But I will say, that them giving away T-shirts soon is kind of cool. Beats selling them and charging for customers to be walking billboards.

    • WW

      Agreed. That’s my 2 favorite freebies (Domino’s) discontinued. Even though I’m a Pokemon Go player, TMo plans offer so much data, getting your Pokemon Go data for free isn’t going to really make a difference.

      • Darnell

        Yea, the Pokemon Go app does not use very much data in the first place. So offering unlimited data for an app that does not use much data, is a marketing head fake.

  • tony

    becareful driving and playing pokemon go, i almost got into 3 car accidents today playing pokemon go while driving.

  • Kevin

    Now that’s brilliant marketing. But kinda useless tho, since most of the people play Pokemon Go are teenagers and immature adults.

    • Timothy

      I wouldn’t say I’m immature but I still play the game and I still work a full time pharmacy job and go to school full time.

      • bdone

        Is justifying games with life achievements in this sad display of adulthood really necessary? Since when did “fuck off and die, I’ll do whatever I want” stop being the rebuttal? Also, who cares? Play with fucking Lego’s and shit. All that kid-shit stimulates your mind, and probably why “adults” are dead inside. What is “immature”? Not being a robot with zero competitiveness and imagination?

    • Alexander

      I don’t think play video games makes you immature. I am a computer engineering, own a house, have traveled around the world, know 3 and half languages, and I play video games in my free time and I’m excited to play Pokemon Go. What about you Kevin?

      • Kevin

        wow triggered. Didn’t know you are so easily offended. I’m sorry if I hurt your little feeling, but if you really really want to know, I’m a loan officer at Wells Fargo, just paid off my house last year, also speak other language because my girlfriend is Korean, haven’t travel around the world since I’m currently working on my MBA, and I love play video games like COD and Battlefield but not Pokemon because it’s immature.

        • Charlie

          HAHAHAHA, “COD but not Pokemon” because immature?!? Thats got the be the funniest thing I’ve heard in ages.

        • Guest

          I guess he thinks he’s mature because his games are rayed M.

        • Guest

          *rated. Not rayed.

        • Kevin

          Well it’ OK if you love Pokemon Go better, whatever float your boat man.

        • Charlie

          Thats not the point I made. The fact that you perceive COD (and not Pokemon) as a mature use of your time is funny is all.

        • bdone

          I actually logged into Disqus just to like your comment. Thinking the same thing. What a dipshit

        • bdone

          It also amazes me that you can be “working on your MBA” and still be so socially clueless…

        • Chad D

          So you like to kill people? Cool story bro!

  • AS118

    I guess when it comes to subscribers, T-mobile wants to… catch them all.

  • SirStephenH

    Has T-Mobile ever heard of Net Neutrality???

  • Travis Hansen

    I think what’s important is that even though what’s being offered free this week and those folks who have negative comments about specific items being given away, should keep their heads high because it’s highly likely that in the near future there will be something free that could be something that they desire and useful for them.

    I personally think folks should be thankful that (any) company, such as T-Mobile, offers stuff that is free! Whether you’re a customer or not you can still participate from what I understand and if you do happen to win a prize but yet it’s not something that your interested in, there could be someone that you know that might be able to benefit from what you won and you can share that item with them…it could make someone’s day a little brighter. I work in the wireless industry specifically for T-Mobile and while my comment may come across as being biased, it’s not. I’m a customer at the end of the day just like you are and I’m grateful for whatever I can get.

    Who knows, the favor might even be returned down the road when someone wins something but not interested in what was offered, but you are, they happen to share their prizes with you..so with that I say keep your head high and try to stay positive as life is short. Enjoy what’s given as usual nothing is free these days and to me along with many others, free is better than nothing!

  • AnthonyRyan89

    What happened to the pokecash??

    • TaekwonBo

      The Pokecash was part of the spinning dial before you see your offers. Mine spun to the 50% off a T-Mobile stores.

      • AnthonyRyan89

        I didn’t get the spinning dial when I opened the app this morning.

  • matt

    If you have a cellular ipad and a post paid ( not prepaid ) mobile internet plan, you can also get the pokemon offer by going to t-mobiletuesday.com. prepaid ipad plans are not eligible
    As far as I can tell, I can’t get offers on my ipad because I cant respond to the sms code. However when you go to t-mobile’s website you do not need SMS

    Pokemon go is a native ipad + iphone app. So it runs at ipad resolution.

  • matt

    If you have a cellular ipad and a post paid ( not prepaid ) mobile internet plan, you can also get the pokemon offer by going to t-mobiletuesdays dot com. prepaid ipad plans are not eligible

    As far as I can tell, I can’t get offers on my ipad because I cant respond to the sms code. However when you go to t-mobile’s website you do not need SMS

    Pokemon go is a native ipad + iphone app. So it runs at ipad resolution.

  • JR

    No VUDU rental code this week. Teh sads. Gift horses and mouths, I guess.

  • joemil9839

    strange..but after this tmobile stunt..pokemon go has been experiencing server errors a heck of a lot more..i cant get into it today.

    anyone can confirm?