T-Mobile and Wal-Mart unveil free data for life

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T-Mobile plans to offer two new cellular enabled tablets together with up to 200MB of free 4G data every month for the life of the tablet, at participating Walmart stores across the nation.

"The vast majority of tablet owners today are trapped in the Wi-Fi zone," said Doug Chartier, senior vice president, T-Mobile. "First there's the extra cost of a cellular-enabled tablet. Then there's the added cost of the big three carriers' expensive data plans and the danger of overages. It doesn't have to be this way. With these great connected tablets, you get free 4G data for the life of your tablet on the blazing fast T-Mobile network — and the freedom to live your life beyond the Wi-Fi zone — at an unheard of price."

Walmart now offers Apollo Brands Trio AXS Quad Core tablet for $179. The Trio AXS is a 4G Android-powered tablet with a 7.85" HD display, 16GB on-device storage, two-camera vision, MicroSD slot, quad core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB memory.

In June, Walmart will add a second T-Mobile-connected tablet for $229. The HP Slate 7 HD will offer 4G connectivity, Google Play(TM), multi-touch HD wide-angle viewing, 16GB on-device storage, two-camera vision, MicroSD slot and 1GB memory.

"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."

If customers need more than 2oo MB of data usage per month, T-Mobile through Walmart will offer flexible overage plans. 
Walmart customers have exclusive access to two T-Mobile high-speed data passes: $35 for 3.5GB of high-speed data or $50 for 5GB of high-speed data.