Free Data for Life

Free Data for Life is available for any tablet that works on T-Mobile's Data Strong™ network. With FDFL, you can download, surf, and stream content on our amazingly fast 4G LTE network.


What you get and what you need

You get 200 MB of free 4G LTE data every 30 days for as long as you own the eligible tablet or HP mobile Internet device, and Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMHS) is included.


In order to get the 200 MB of free data per month, you need to activate a Mobile Internet account and register your tablet on our network. You don’t need to pay for an additional data plan.


If you're a Postpaid customer

You'll need to have an On Demand data plan at minimum which is $0/mo if you're a voice customer (after $10 line credit). See our postpaid Mobile Internet plans.


If you're a Prepaid customer

You’ll need to activate a Prepaid account. You don't have to purchase a data pass to access your free data. See our Prepaid Mobile Internet plans.



Tablet eligibility

If you purchase a T-Mobile data-only tablet, it's already eligible.


If you decide to bring your own tablet to T-Mobile:

  • We'll need to be able to verify that your device is indeed a tablet.
  • The tablet must be data only.
  • Your tablet must be able to connect to the T-Mobile network.



Activate Free Data for Life

To activate Free Data for Life, simply complete the Connect Me registration on your device. Read how to use Connect Me.


If you get an error message or FDFL doesn't seem to be working on your device, there's a chance that your tablet isn't eligible or that it hasn't yet been added to our Free Data for Life program. You can request your device be added in our discussion section. Click here: Official Free Data for Life discussion: Can my device get FDFL? You can also contact T-Mobile Customer Service to ensure your tablet or Mobile Internet device is eligible.


Things to keep in mind:

  • Free Data for Life can only be used on that specific tablet.
  • If your tablet can be used to make voice calls, the Free Data for Life program isn't available for your device.