T-Mobile Offering Free Data For A Year

By Paul Barraza

Apple has begun selling unlocked iPhone 4s. The United States is the last region to start selling them as AT&T has always been against flexibility and benefit for their customers. Now that AT&T has lost the exclusive contract for the device in the U.S. It has paved the way for unlocked devices.

The iPhones are available directly from Apple and come at a substantial cost. 16GB model is $649 and the 32GB is $749.

Keep in mind these will not work on T-Mobile’s 3G/4G network. You can get data service but it will be the slower EDGE network.

Full press release:

T-Mobile Celebrates Dads With Free Data For A Year

On June 18, customers who sign up for a qualifying unlimited plan or mobile broadband plan will get $120 in savings

BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 14, 2011 — In honor of Father’s Day, T-Mobile USA, Inc. is celebrating, once again, with a compelling offer that will reward customers all year long. On Saturday, June 18, for one day only, customers who sign up for a new qualifying talk, text and data plan will get 12 months of free data. That means customers will be worry free when surfing the mobile Web, staying in touch with friends via social networking, or checking their email. And, with a growing portfolio of affordable 4G smartphones to choose from, families can find the perfect gift for dad — or themselves — this Father’s Day while saving money and staying connected on America’s Largest 4G Network™.

“T-Mobile is making it easier than ever for busy dads and families to keep in touch,” said John Clelland, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With our already affordable unlimited plans, and an exceptional lineup of 4G devices, families will see savings for a year when they step up to a richer mobile data experience.”

The Father’s Day free data offer is available to new customers and existing customers with 18 or more months of contract tenure who purchase a qualifying unlimited talk, text and data plan, including 200 MB of high-speed data, on a two-year contract. These customers will enjoy $10 in monthly bill credits for a year — equal to the price of the 200 MB data plan — for a total savings of $120.  

Alternatively, customers can choose from T-Mobile’s other unlimited talk, text and data plans, including the 2 GB, 5 GB or 10 GB high-speed data plans — all featuring no overages fees — and receive the $10 credit on their monthly bill for 12 months.

In addition, customers who activate a qualifying mobile broadband plan on a two-year contract can also receive a $10 credit on their monthly bill for 12 months. Information about these plans, the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot, the 4G-enabled T-Mobile G-Slate™ and other mobile broadband products can be found online in the mobile broadband section of T-Mobile.com.

The Father’s Day promotion is available nationwide on June 18 at participating T-Mobile retail stores, national retail operators and online. More information about the offer is available at T-Mobile’s deals site and information about T-Mobile’s new unlimited plans is available at T-Mobile.com.

Plan features and limitations may vary. See T-Mobile.com for additional rate plan and pricing information.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.