Walmart now selling budget Trio and HP T-Mobile tablets with Free Data for Life


T-Mobile announced early this morning that it has partnered with Walmart to sell Magenta-connected tablets. Priced at just $179-$229, they’ll surely entice the casual tech shopper to get onboard T-Mo’s network.

What’s more, customers will also be able to take advantage of the Free Data for Life offer, giving them 200MB each month to use. The two tablets on offer through Walmart are the $179 Trio AXS 3G (a quad-core device with a 7.85-inch display, 16GB storage and 1GB RAM), and the $229 HP Slate 7 HD which comes loaded with 4G, 16GB storage and Beats Audio powered sound.

“We know many of our customers want to be constantly connected but often end up purchasing tablets with just Wi-Fi due to the cost,” said Kevin Pate, vice president of electronics for Walmart U.S. “The new T-Mobile tablets with Free Data for Life will not only provide our customers with the technology and cellular access they want but also an unmatched value.”

Walmart customers also have access to two T-Mobile high-speed data passes: $35 for 3.5GB high-speed data or $50 for 50GB.

It’s not gone unnoticed that T-Mobile doesn’t sell that many tablets. Having recently removed the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tabs from its inventory, and the new Galaxy Note 10.1 not arriving until later this quarter, there aren’t many options available direct. But having two incredibly budget-friendly models with decent enough specs available through a popular third party retailer should go some way to getting consumers onboard the T-Mo tablet train.

Via: T-Mobile

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  • futureopen

    For a tablet with 16GB memory, no microSD card slot!?(probably not intended for “that” audience)
    And…what a bezel!

  • S. Ali

    Give me a Windows Tablet instead. Why would I want to use a gimped OS when I can get a full OS that runs Office, Steam, and full PC apps?

    • Fr0stTr0n

      Why would anyone want a nerfed Windows Tablet when an Ultrabook can do all that even better?

      • S. Ali

        I can’t buy an ultrabook for $250.

      • monkeybutts

        The 8 inch windows tablets are amazing, especially the dell venue 8 pro. Can regularly get it for $199 new or $160 refurb with 1 year dell warranty. Better and bigger than Android tablets at that price point.

    • Guest

      I have an office app on my android device that works perfect with office files, never a hiccup.
      If you need Steam you likely prefer an actual laptop/desktop to a tablet.
      Full PC Apps? Again, you would likely prefer a laptop/desktop. Why would you prefer one over a tablet? You’ll need the extra drive space to install games and the RAM to run them.

      I need the Adobe line so I need an actual computer and not a tablet. The surface would basically become a laptop for me. So I don’t see the need for a Windows tablet over the other tablers.

      • It’s both!


        “The surface would basically become a laptop for me.”

        Think about that statement….

      • twitagra

        People seem to be stuck on this laptop or tablet division. The truth is that you can get a full blown tablet and PC in the same device. Also, for smaller Windows tablets, Office is free! If you need to do any formatting or intensive spreadsheet or word processing tasks, Office is the gold standard. Finally, a lot of games run just fine on the new Atom processors.

    • JBrowne1012

      Steam sucks but tabs aren’t made for gaming anyways. Why other than windows? Well generally these tabs are optimized for entertainment than business but unless you are a graphic designer everything done on a PC can be done on an Android tablet for cheaper maybe even free. Don’t have to pay for office but of course you don’t have to anyways. Better apps

      • twitagra

        “unless you are a graphic designer everything done on a PC can be done on an Android tablet for cheaper maybe even free. ”

        I don’t even know where to begin…. Just… No.

  • Matt

    Pretty sure that’s 5GB of Data not 50.

  • OZ

    $50 for 50 GB? I’m in!

    • Jason

      idk if Cam realizes the typo yet

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Awesome I’ll take two!

  • monkeybutts

    Amazon sells the HP for less than $200
    Walmart probably will price match it though

  • steveb944

    My biggest takeaway from this is that the Nexus 7 is no longer available?! So much for me getting one of those soon.

  • steveb944

    Thanks advertisement.

  • Bklynman

    Do these tablets comes the LTE chip or not? Does anyone knows?

    • JaswinderSinghJammu

      That’s what I want to know if either one of these tablets support lte? If not I really don’t see the point. I will wait for Note tablet to become available even though it’s more $$$