T-Mobile's Free Data For Life Now Off Limits To New Lines

T-Mobile's Free Data For Life offer is now off limits to new lines as the U.S.' third largest wireless carrier has officially announced that as of May 7th they would no longer be adding this benefit to the accounts of newly activated lines. Since it's now May 8th, the offer officially ended yesterday, but it's still available to anyone who purchased and activated a new tablet on the T-Mobile network on or before May 6th, 2017, and the Free Data For Life will continue to be available for use on those lines that already have it prior to the shutdown date.

Though it may not have been explicitly mentioned to subscribers when signing up on T-Mobile's network with a new tablet, depending on if they asked, the Free Data For Life can only be used with the tablet that the line was activated on meaning you can't switch it to a new device, and it will only be available on the activated tablet as long as you're using it with the T-Mobile network. If a consumer ever deactivates the line and moves the tablet to another carrier then offer disappears, and since it is no longer available customers won't be able to get it back.

If you already have Free Data For Life but are a little bit rusty on the details, there are some things to note that you'll want to keep in mind. This particular data offer does require postpaid customers to keep an On Demand data plan going. For customers who have a voice line with T-Mobile as well, the normal $10 cost of the On Demand data plan gets a monthly $10 credit which essentially makes the package feature free. Since this is also available for prepaid subscribers on the network, the prerequisite for these customers is simply to keep the prepaid line active and in good standing, and the Free Data For Life will continue. The other important detail is that there is only so much internet included in this offer. Within a 30-day time period subscribers who have this offer will only get 200MB of 4G LTE data for free, which isn't a whole lot if you're doing things like playing online games, streaming music, or watching streaming video, so customers who engage in those types of activities on their device will want to watch the data limit pretty closely.

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