The folks over at T-Mobile continue their range of new initiatives to help connect to potential customers, first with the $40 “Simple Starter” plan and now with the announcement of “Operation Tablet Freedom.” Operation Tablet Freedom has nothing to do with delivering tablets to our brave men and women on the battlefield, but rather, as how CEO John Legere described it to be “a full-on assault against the restrictions and pain points imposed by the greedy carriers.”
In Operation Tablet Freedom, this new tablet plan would put on offer 1GB of free data for tablets that are in the possession of T-Mobile’s customers who happen to also own a calling plan. This 1GB of free data will be on top of the free 200MB tablet data that was offered by the mobile carrier to the entire range of tablets, which means that T-Mobile’s voice subscribers will be able to enjoy up to 1.2GB of storage space.
Other than that, T-Mobile will also place LTE-enabled tablets on sale at the same price point as that of the Wi-Fi only version of the same device. It does not make much sense, but who’s complaining? I suppose it is a matter of taking advantage of this deal while stocks last. This translates to forking out $499 for a 16GB LTE enabled Apple iPad Air instead of $629 with T-Mobile, making it quite a standout deal. [Press Release]