T-Mobile’s ‘Get a Tablet on Us’ promo returning tomorrow, August 14


It’s back to school season and T-Mobile’s got some deals to celebrate, even if you’re not actually heading back to school.

First up, T-Mobile’s “Get a Tablet on Us” offer is back. This time around it’s the Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 7 that’s being given away. All that you have to do is pay the sales tax and attach it to any qualifying tablet data plan. Here are the specs of the PIXI 7, which T-Mo says is its best-selling tablet:

  • 7-inch 1024×600 display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 2-megapixel rear, 0.3-megapixel front cameras
  • 8GB of storage (4GB available to the user)
  • microSD slot that supports cards up to 32GB
  • 1GB of RAM
  • LTE bands 2, 4, and 12
  • 3240mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

Obviously the PIXI 7 isn’t going to melt your face off with raw performance, but it could make for a nice little tablet to throw in your bag and keep you connected while you’re out and about. That’s especially true when you’re just paying sales tax for the tablet itself.

T-Mobile’s “Get a Tablet on Us” promo will be available to existing customers on August 14, and it’ll launch to everyone on August 19.

T-Mobile also notes that it’s still offering its Simple Choice family plan with four lines that each get 10GB of data for $120 per month. That deal will run through September 8. There’s also the iPhone deal that’ll get you the iPhone 6 now for $0 down and $15 per month, then a free upgrade to the next iPhone so long as you upgrade before the end of the year. Finally, businesses who switch to T-Mobile before September 30 and sign up for a 5GB data plan can get a $350 service credit per line.

T-Mo is turning into T-Mo’ Deals, and right now is a good time for that to be happening since kids are going back to school and parents are equipping them with everything they’ll need, including tablets and cell phone service.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Alex Wagner

    Side note: T-Mobile’s specs for the PIXI 7 are all over the place. One page lists it as having Android 5.1, a 2-megapixel front camera, and a quad-core processor, while another page says that the PIXI 7 has Android 4.4, two VGA cameras, and a dual-core processor. I assume that Alcatel OneTouch has the correct specs for its own product on its site, though.

  • PC_Tool

    We need a 7″ tablet with good specs, SDCard, Front-Facing speakers, and a decent DAC.

    1080p is fine.

  • beyondthetech

    What’s the lowest tablet plan? Can you switch to that on-demand or 200MB for free each month?

    • Daniel Marchand

      If your a customer best deal is $10/mo data match if they are still doing it otherwise it’s $10 for 1gb. You must keep a data plan for 24 months to get the tablet totally free. They put tablet on EIP and you get a bill credit to pay it each month, if you cancel early remaining EIP is on you.

      • Roger Sales

        Isn’t that plan supposed to basically be free on a postpaid with a 10$ discount or did they discontinue that?

        • Daniel Marchand

          Free is gone… Only promo left is data match. You do still get $10 off for being a customer, makes the $20 1gb plan = $10, but the double discount making it free is long gone and I think it only was for 1yr

    • Golbez352

      If you want the tablet discount, got to keep a plan cost of $10 a month

  • Mark

    The 8 inch LG GPad they gave away for Father’s Day is a better device than the Alcatel One Touch PIXI 7 for this current promotion.

    However, for free, beggers can’t be choosers, and you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit. At least that’s what my momma said.

    For a kiddo, not a bad tablet to keep in touch and stay “productive” while on the go.

    Maybe the LG tablet sold too well or was too good of a tablet to give away for free.

    • Roger Sales

      i’m gonna spring for it just to have something to tide me over on a plane media-wise. Kinda hate bringing my laptop flying out somewhere because most airports make you take it out of your bag and I don’t like that exposure for a 1500$ macbook.

  • Scooby214

    I did the free LG tables promo back at Father’s Day. The person who set mine up didn’t add it to my account right. I didn’t get my $9.99 credit last month, and had to call in to get a manual credit. I just looked at this month’s bill, and it doesn’t have the credit, either. I hope I won’t have to call in every month to get my $9.99 credit.

    • Verizonthunder

      I had the same problem as well. I hope as well this time this issue is corrected.

      • Scooby214

        Are you now getting your credit automatically? If so, is the credit showing up on your bill, or being applied to your account after the bill is posted?

        • Verizonthunder

          It’s supposed to be created but before I went on vacation. I noticed once again it was not applied so after several minutes the customer service representative spoke with his supervisor in order to manually set up the auto credit for my two tablets. So hopefully this will be addressed. You will need to call customer service if this happens again. I sure hope not either for my sake haha.

    • Daniel Marchand

      Same thing happened to me with the original Alcatel free tablet deal – the problem is they added the tablet/EIP on at the account level – it HAS to be assigned to the specific tablet line (i.e. looking at your bill it should be under the line total not at the top under the account total). I complained to T-Force about mine after 2 months, they credited 2 months of EIP charges back and moved it to where it should go and it fixed the issue. The EIP credit is looking for that mobile data plan to work, if it’s up at the account level and the data plan is being charged against ph# x down below it doesn’t give you the credits.

  • Acdc1a

    Hate this contract err…promotion.

    • Daniel Marchand

      If you need it it’s great, I wouldn’t buy it just to have one. I got one for my daughter, it adds 3GB to our plan with data match for $8.50 (I get a 15% discount), so to me it’s a pretty good deal.

      • Acdc1a

        It is a good deal for some I’m sure.

      • David

        How do you get the 15% discount?

        • Daniel Marchand

          Military/Government discount

  • Roberto Jaimes

    My jump upgrade should of been in july but it’s been moved to September 23, which is when the new iPhone should come out, it’s a sign.

  • fencepost

    I think for the $120/year of adding a data line, I’ll wait and get something nicer along with a non-T-Mo cell phone so I can use Bluetooth to tether the tablet to my phone’s ‘unlimited’ data.

    That’s the thing that annoys me most about T-Mobile’s customization on the phones – their Hotspot app doesn’t support Bluetooth tethering where the default Android one does. Sure it’s not as fast as WiFi, but it doesn’t chew up and spit out batteries either and for light surfing or lookups it’s just fine.

  • David

    I already have a nice 4G LTE capable tablet. Can I sign up for this deal, sell the alcatel tablet and put the sim card in the tablet I already have instead? I was gonna sign up for data line any ways, might as well get a free tablet and sell it for some money.

    • Daniel Marchand

      I think so if you open another line.

  • Chris

    are you able to upgrade your older free tablet at anytime?