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We're all invited to Tweet our questions to @TMobile or text them to 313131

T-Mobile has something up their sleeves for October 23 — that's tomorrow — and it's all about unleashing the tablet and the new Uncarrier 3.0 plans they have brought out. It's also got a little twist, as it will be a press conference (sort of) held on Twitter.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and CMO Mike Sievert will be fielding your questions on Twitter and via SMS at 9:00 AM PT live, and the whole shindig will also be live-streamed (audio only) at newsroom.t-mobile.com. If you're interested in participating, you can send your questions to @TMobile for John Legere and Mike Sievert with the hashtag #unleashthetablet. If you prefer to use SMS, text a question of 160 characters or less to 313131.

We're not sure what to expect, but we wouldn't be surprised to see new data-only tablet plans or even devices as part of T-Mobile Jump. We'll be listening and watching, and fill you in after it's over. In the meantime, T-Mobile's press release is after the break.

Media Alert: T-Mobile's First Tweet Conference for Un-carrier 3.0 Part II - Join us on Oct. 23

What: What would an Un-leashed tablet look like? Only T-Mobile can offer tablets to consumers in a highly disruptive Un-carrier way! Come hear about our next market changing offer in our first ever live press conference on Twitter. Tweet or text us your questions on Un-carrier 3.0 Part II news - LIVE.

Who: T-Mobile CEO John Legere and CMO Mike Sievert will answer live questions about the company's latest Un-carrier news from media and consumers through Twitter and text messaging. You can also listen to a live audio stream at newsroom.t-mobile.com. When: Oct. 23, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Where: newsroom.t-mobile.com and twitter.com/TMobile

How: Text us or tweet us! Send your questions to @TMobile for John Legere and Mike Sievert with the hashtag #unleashthetablet. Or text a question to 313131 by typing in TMUSQA and then your question (limit 160 characters). Questions will be answered live on twitter.com/TMobile and on a live audio stream at newsroom.t-mobile.com.

 

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T-Mobile to 'Unleash the Tablet' in press conference on Twitter

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Damn, T-MOBILE is all over the place. Sadly I don't have a reception on my area (Springville NY)

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Oh you mean a press conference on the biggest social media site in the world today. Enjoy your AT&T dropped calls troll.

Mercdroid, that was intended for icebike not u.

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Haha, thanks. I'll admit, I was a little traumatized, until I read that disclaimer, lol.

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Lol. The same sad, poor company, that had Shakira at their FREE INTERNATIONAL ROAMING plan press conference? Meanwhile, Verizon and AT&T will continue to RAPE you.

My guess, judging from the word "unleash" is that you'll be able to add a tethered tablet to your plan at a rate less than the usual hot-spot fee. ("Unleash" as in not having to rely on WiFi connections.)
I'd actually like that a lot.

Actually what you describe is already done. Currently T-mobile allows FREE tether of 2.5gb of data if you have a smartphone plan of unlimited high speed internet that cost 30 dollars a month. This is truly awesome. I love T-mobile.

I guarantee this has to do with all the iJunk that was announced today. They may throw in some other stuff but the main story will be Apple.

Only if I could get T-Mobile service! T-Mobile could grow if they actually had coverage in most places outside of cities.

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What good is all this stuff on a crappy network?

*your milage may vary, but not too far or you will lose signal

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I have full T-Mobile LTE everywhere I go with 30-39Mbps regularly and absolutely no dropped calls or missed texts. I don't know what your problem is.

That in 50 percent of the country a 'major' carrier is crap. If I am on the highway in my area it gets 4g, get off the road it's over. Close to 2g.

I do not live in the sticks by any means either.

Sprint in an area that has not been upgraded > tmo

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It's wonderful that you don't venture very far from home.

My problem is that I do, and even at home T-Mobile isn't here in any real way. I checked the map just the other week and they don't even have 3G anywhere that I go for any amount of time. I'd have to drive an hour, one way, to even latch on and that's in a place I have no reason to visit.

I live in a Capitol city. I get 3+ g on the highways, but not any real coverage in town or half a mile away from a highway

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I clearly said your milage may vary in the initial post, then followed up with 50%.

I didn't realize 50% was everyone

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Did your S-Pen go through hell, to deliver this important troll to me?

Just kidding, lol, I couldn't resist XD.

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don't try to presume you know where I go, I travel to many cities. P.S. I never presumed to speak for anybody but myself. Nice try tho.

Well half of my state is covered for LTE and a good 80% for hspa so I can't complain.

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My expectation is that this will be free sharing of your phone data plan with tablet through tablet cellular connection, no need for tethering.

I mostly agree with you. I'd buy one, if the price of the tablet and data plan were ridiculously low.

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Maybe it has something to do with the announcement today about the iPad Air. Tmobile is giving 200 MB free per month with purchase. I would love to see something similar. I bought AT&T data this month for the first time for my Nexus 7 3G that I've had almost a year. I really don't need very much data. I have wifi almost everywhere or can wait until I'm home but I was going on a trip and thought I might need it. Haven't used that much of it but it is nice to have.

I've always thought it ridiculous that you can buy a 30 dollar Tmobile plan with 5 GB data high speed data (unlimited throttled) and 100 min talk and unlimited text for a phone but a tablet with no text or talk costs cost 30 for 2.5 GB and 40 for 4.5 GB. Makes no sense.

Tether. They don't care if you do it on a tablet or maybe because the tablet is android they can't tell? My wife tethers to my N4($30 plan) from her N7 while I'm driving all the time.

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While I appreciate their effort, none of T-mobile's recent announcement are relevant to the average consumer. Free international data roaming? pffftt so what. Free 200mb for tablets? pffftt so what.

They have a plan that is relevant but they don't make much noise about that. The $30 dollar 5gb plan is popular among the frugal users.

I'm hoping they will be removing the restriction on sims to work on tablets so you could in theory take your sim out of your galaxy s4 (or insert your phone here) and stick it in a nexus 7 LTE (or insert your tablet here). that would be a game changer

Or just pay a few bucks for a new sim and be able to use the same data plan on multiple devices. Tmobile is really doing their best to shake up the industry. Have to respect that! Don't worry, they'll be in the sticks before you know it. That said, I've gotten at least HSPA in some very rural areas.