T-Mobile revives ‘Get a Tablet on Us’ promo, offers discounts on other devices as well


T-Mobile has kicked off a Valentine’s Day sale that includes discounts on tablets and phones.

First up is a revival of the “Get a Tablet on Us” promo that we saw last year. The Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 can be yours for free if you buy the Android tablet on EIP and activate it on a 1GB or higher data plan. When you do, you’ll see a $7.00 monthly charge on your bill for the Pixi 7 as well as a $7.00 credit to cancel it out. These credits will continue every month for 24 months, so long as you keep your 1GB or higher data plan active. If you cancel the tablet or plan, you’ll have to pay the remaining EIP balance.

This Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 offer is available in stores, online, and by calling 1-866-201-3593. T-Mo says this free tablet deal will be available “for a limited time.”

If the Pixi 7 isn’t your style, T-Mobile is also discounting the iPad Air 2. You can cut $50 off the price of the iPad Air 2 with promo code SWEETDEAL50, which can be used online or through telesales. With the code, the prices of the iPad Air 2 fall to $579.99 for 16GB, $679.99 for 64GB, and $779.99 for 128GB. This deal will end on February 11.

There are some deals to be had on smartphones, too. The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime are $40 off with code SWEETDEAL40, leaving them at $99.99 and $149.99, respectively. Meanwhile, the LG G Stylo can be had for $214.99 with code SWEETDEAL75.

T-Mobile is also offering a a 4G LTE Z915 mobile hotspot for $89.99 with code SWEETDEAL, a free 3-in-1 SIM Starter Kit with purchase of Simple Choice plan with code FREESIM, and a prepaid 3-in-1 SIM Starter Kit for $0.99 with code SIM99. Rounding out the deals are offers on a number of accessories, like 20 percent off Beats headphones with code BEATS20 and $10 off a selfie stick with code SELFIE.

Sources: T-Mobile (1), (2)

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  • Verizonthunder

    Stay away from any promotion relating to get a tablet on us promotion. Spent the last several month’s trying to have both tablets from fathers day promo credited on my account. Finally, this month my bill is correct. It’s a pain in the a**.

    • tmobb

      I agree.
      I do not know of anybody who wants data on their tablet, most people use wifi or tether their phone. With the exception of if you use your tablet for business (work). In which case, your company should pay for it.

      • Verizonthunder

        True but only my father relies on his tablet. Currently he’s on Virgin Mobile which is laughable now and likes the tablet size with pop out pen.

      • A|E

        since Binge On is here. A lot of people can use these tablet for watching movies anytime and anywhere. specially with kids.

  • SirStephenH

    Maybe if they brought back the $10 data match…

    • dcmtnbkr

      Got the tab A using my data match line

  • Acdc1a

    I hate this promotion. It ties the free device to service…contract… Ugh!

    • VINN

      For me it’s understandable that they do it that way, but you’re right, the tablet is not free until the end of the contract or agreement, or whatever they want to call it.

      I think maybe, contracts, openly named contracts, should be brought back for people that are getting devices. Of course, always separating price plans from the EIP and the down payment of their choosing, basically similar to what it is now.

      Then they can say: “Get a tablet on us. With a contract.”

      I guess I don’t like the BS like “free” or “no contract”.

  • VINN

    Has anyone ever used a data SIM with a phone?

    • matt

      your allowed to use iPad sims in your phone. But they do not allow iPhone sims in iPads

      • VINN

        Thanks. I guess it will be the same for android phones.

    • dtam

      I was wondering had anybody used a tablet sim for a car…

      • dcmtnbkr

        Like a hotspot?

        • dtam

          no, my bro-in-law has an audi that had a 3 month trial w/ att sim card. I was wondering if it’s possible to use a tmo sim (one that came with a free tablet) and use that instead

        • dcmtnbkr

          It should if the car is compatible.

    • mingkee

      Yes, but it’s limited to unlocked and no branding phones.
      I use Data Match SIM with Sony Z Ultra (as tablet) and it works well.

      • VINN

        Thanks for replying.

  • marque2

    If I get the hotspot and watch Netflix on my Roku with Binge-On will the data still be free,/or do you have to go to Netflix via a Netflix app?

    • Jay J. Blanco

      That’s what I want to know also

    • (J²)

      I’ve contacted Customer Care regarding this about 2 months ago and they said yes but only with the Binge On specific plans. For those on older plans, it’s not exactly a fair trade.

      • marque2

        Thanks, great news – I wonder if I can ditch cable Internet completely, the only thing that takes a lot of internet use is our Amazon Prime, Netflix and iHeart radio – which are all included with T-Mobile

        • VINN

          Read the T&C, after 25GB of overall data consumption you’ll be throttled when congested.

        • mingkee

          This applies ONLY on unlimited phone only data. Data with quota is not affected.

        • VINN

          I disagree, check questions 11 and 12 of Binge On sorta FAQ.

          “What happens when I run out of high-speed data?

          Because video streams free from your favorite video streaming services and almost all other video streaming is optimized so you can watch 3 times more video with your data plan, we think it will be hard to run out of data. But if you do, you will first draw from your Data Stash. If you exhaust your Data Stash your data, including all video streaming, will be slowed to 2G speeds, but you’ll never get hit by an overage. EVER!

          Does Binge On video streaming data count towards the prioritization threshold?

          Yes. Data usage that may not count against your plan’s high-speed data bucket, like Binge On data, still counts towards your overall data usage. This doesn’t affect your bill and you’ll never see data overage charges. This is used to determine whether you fall into a small percentage of ultra-heavy network users, and ensure the best possible network experience for all users. This policy is explained on our Open Internet page.”

          Now from the T&C:

          “…we may, without advance notice, take any actions necessary to manage our network on a content-agnostic basis, including prioritizing the data usage of a small percentage of data
          customers who use the highest amount of data (currently, more than 25GB)…”

      • Bklynman

        Wait a sec,thought Binge-on was only on phone data,now you can use it on your hot spot service too?

  • AJ2

    If they’re spending millions & millions on Super Bowl ads, they should advertise a specific, attractive promotion on TV to the 100+ million audience instead of just a generic message

  • Tmo Guru

    Samsung Tab A will be free for Valentine’s weekend!

    • i

      Free after two years of service, I assume.

      But thanks anyway, I’m looking for either a tablet or a hotspot.

    • Bklynman

      Really? If it is I will get it,was hoping for better tablet this time around than the pixi,was hoping for the Lg,but they are going to give away the SGH Tab,I will take it.

      • i

        I checked the Samsung Tab model he was talking about, it costs over $350. The Pixi 7 costs around $160. I don’t think the Tab A will be free, not with the same arrangement as with the Pixi 7 at least.

        • Tmo Guru

          Work for T-Mobile so im sure it will be free. And yes it will be like the Pixi promo 2 years of service

        • i

          I’m sorry, you’re right. It’s (now) in the link (1) Alex gave us. Not with the details yet but they mention the tablet.

          If the 2Gb for $20 plan qualifies us, I’ll probably get it.

          Thank you. You’re giving us a few days to think about it.

        • Bklynman

          He is right,like you said no details about which sucks.

        • i

          It is available now, and they put the details on the webpage too, but I don’t know if it can be added to the data plans with the $10 discount.

        • Bklynman

          Thanks I will go Tmobile store Saturday check this out,on Tmo site,it has faq,does tell you the details,it is below the Recommended Accessories,if you anyone else want details scoll all the way down read it.

        • i


        • Bklynman

          It is for the $10.00 amonth plan. Hardly believe it.

        • Paul Kusulas

          Is this only for when u add a new line?

  • mingkee

    T-Mobile should sell LG G Pad X 10.1.
    Unlike the G Pad F, 10.1 model is a sweet and fast tablet, and the battery is pretty good.
    The screen is good as G4 even it’s 1920*1200.

  • Philz

    Wow what a deal! I stopped by store to load T debit card for some online purchases & walked out with free Samsung tab A8 with 10.00 2gb plan what a bargain tmobile rocks.

    • Bklynman

      I was hoping this time around it would be Lg tablet,they did it before with it.
      When i read on here it would mid to low end pixi,then, it would be the same deal as the Samsung tab 8,I jump on it Saturday,only if they would come out with better plans for one line. Come John,change the single lines plan,Metro,and Walmart have better ,why not Tmobile?