Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet announced on MetroPCS

Data-enabled tablets can run you a pretty penny, but MetroPCS is looking to get you connected on the go without emptying your wallet with this, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7. Beginning today, MetroPCS will not only be carrying the affordable tablet, which will only run you for $149, but will be offering new data plans to supply them. These will be starting at $10 a month for unlimited data and 1 GB 4G speeds.

Granted, a $150 tablet isn't necessarily going to wow you with the hardware, but it's a 7-inch tablet with 1024x600 resolution, 4 GB storage (with microSD slot), 1 GB RAM, and a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, so it should get you by if you're looking for a basic, not too expensive tablet for on-the-go work or play. Other specs worth taking note of are the 3240 mAh battery, and the software version will disappoint since it's running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. We first saw the tablet in January but it's still disappointing that the software hasn't moved on.

Existing MetroPCS customers can even get 5 bucks knocked off their bill a month when they add the OneTouch Pop 7 to their service, knocking the data plans for their new tablet down to:

  • $10 / Month: Unlimited Data with first 1GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
  • $20 / Month: Unlimited Data with first 3GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
  • $30 / Month: Unlimited Data with first 5GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds

For new customers, plans start at 15 bucks a month, which still isn't a whole lot. We first got a look way back at CES, so check out a hand-on at the link below.

More: Hands on with the Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7

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  • That bettery might last you several days with those specs.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think nexus 9 is better tablet :) read full review here
  • Your better off buying a nexus7 for 179.99$ and tether off your Metro Android smart phone.!!! Posted via Android Central App
  • I agree. Why anyone would purchase a data plan for a tablet boggles my mind. I tether from my phone for free when needed, which is very rare. 99% of the places I use my tablet have wifi. Tablet data plans are a waste of money. Posted via Android Central App
  • I thought Metro didn't offer tethering on unlimited data plans.. Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • Unlimited tethering on their 60$ is available on Metro. I am a T-Mobile customer on their 80$ pre paids plan I am have a unlocked device that I can tether when ever I want want to without caps. Posted via Android Central App
  • Thought that was the android 5.0 wallpaper.. Posted via Android Central App
  • I don't believe Alcatel is doing it right. Low end devices and mid range price. Comparatively this would match up with the tablet for kids found at Big Lots for less than $100.
  • But it isn't just a wifi tablet. Tablets with data connectivity are always overpriced Posted via Android Central App
  • Jellybean? Hahahahahahahahaha. Posted via Android Central App
  • If it was Sero 7 Pro type specs it would be more worth it.. Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • I feel sorry for anyone that gets this
  • Can I get this data plan, use my phone with the SIM, port my number to google voice?
  • I was wondering how do you take off the SIM lock on the tablet? I don't know how it happen but it locked