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    Official Free Data for Life discussion: Can my device get FDFL?

    tmo_marty

      Free Data for Life is available for eligible tablets that works on T-Mobile's network. For more information, read about Free Data for Life. (This is a new discussion thread created April 20, 2015. Previous posts can still be found in the first discussion thread.)

       

      If your tablet isn't receiving Free Data for Life, but you're on T-Mobile’s data network, we'd like to know. In order for us to add your tablet to our network, we need the first 8-digit portion of the tablet’s 15-digit IMEI number (the IMEI is a unique identifier for a mobile device). These first 8-digits are called a TAC (Type Allocation Code) and simply tells us the make and model of the tablet. And don't worry, no personal information is stored in a TAC.

       

      In the comment thread below, please provide:

      • The name of your tablet (such as ASUS Nexus 7 LTE, NVIDIA Shield, Apple iPad Air, etc.)
      • The TAC number (which is the first eight digits only) and
      • The FCC ID

       

      With this information, we'll first look up the TAC to make sure that it's indeed a tablet and eligible to receive Free Data for Life. Then we'll configure it to receive Free Data for Life! Plus, when you submit the TAC from your tablet, it'll allow all tablets like yours (make and model) to receive Free Data for Life should someone else decide to activate their tablet on our network.

       

      Thank you.

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