T-Mobile will offer buyers a "free" 7-inch tablet, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7, if they sign up for any qualified data plan from Thursday, Feb. 12 to Monday, Feb. 16. Customers will still have to pay the sales tax for the tablet, which should be between $5 to $15, depending on your local tax rate. However, there are no up front costs and no monthly fees for the tablet itself as part of this offer, but the monthly data plan is required.
T-Mobile normally prices the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 at $168 without a contract, or $7 a month. With this offer, customers will see that $7 cost as credited on their bill. The data plan must have at least 1GB of data, which cost $20 a month. Buyers who decide to cancel their monthly data service from the carrier before the two year contract is up may still have to pay off the remaining balance of that price with this offer.
The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean installed and has a 1024x600 display. Inside it has a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 2MP rear camera. In other words, this is not exactly a high-end tablet, but if you plan to stick with T-Mobile for two years, this is a nice freebie.