If you just get the free 200MB plan that is based on prepaid with no charge you won't need another account or line with T-Mobile.
Only if are looking at the additional free 1 gb for a limited time do you need a voice line.
Once you hit 200 MB service is suspended. I believe you have the option of purchasing additional amounts of data though.
Hi mkamen, theartiszan has the right of it! Yo don't have to have a voice line, and your service is suspended once you reach the limit for the duration of the cycle, or unless you purchase an additional data pass: About On Demand Data Passes
About Free Data for Life is a document you may want to review in relation to this!
Hi @tmo_erika. I recently got the 200mb for life, but I am still getting charged $10 per month. I talked to several reps but they say the only way to waive the $10 per month is to have a voice plan. This is contrary to what you say in this thread.
This is very confusing, and the misinformation is very frustrating. Please let me know what the actual terms are if all I want is just the 200mb free for life. Nothing else. Reps keep mentioning the data passes, I don't care about those, stop mentioning them. Reps keep mentioning the voice plans, I don't care about those, I just want my 200mb free for life.
Please just tell me straight up it ISN'T ACTUALLY FREE rather than misinforming us.
Even if the "200 mb" is free, but you charge $10 for the "rate plan" or "ability to get data passes" (which I've been told the $10 was for by 2 different reps), then it's not actually free. Please clarify this for me ASAP, because I'm still getting charged, even after calling several reps.
The prepaid version is flat out free.
The postpaid version (which it sounds like you were put on) is $10 with a $10 credit for having a voice line making it free.
The difference between the two is strictly how you manage your account. Folks who have a postpaid line may prefer to manage the data add-ons from their primary account instead of having to remember another phone number to handle the portal.
I have heard contradicting info about this. I am not currently a TMO customer in any way. I just want to sign up for the free 200mb data on my unlocked tablet. Can I still do that and how do I sign up if so?