Tablets Nexus 7 4g Verizon - opinions?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by bsharrah, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. bsharrah macrumors member

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    Always used Apple devices but have been curious to try Android, and have lately been considering a small tablet with 4g service, but don't want to add another costly ipad to the collection.

    Noticed Verizon is running a sale on the Nexus 7 4g tablets this weekend. They are $99 with 2 year contract or $349 out right. Seems like a really sweet deal when you consider total cost over two years is less than the price of the device without a contract.

    Guess I am just looking for thoughts and opinions about the device, service, and whether others feel this is a really good deal. Already have iphone service with Verizon.

    Just feels like a win win. Get to experience Android, get a mini tablet with 4g, and don't need to break the bank.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You said it yourself, the total cost of ownership is higher then if you buy it outright. Do you want to be locked into 2 year contract with a tablet?

    I'd look to get a N7 that isn't cellular if you are only interested in seeing what android is about.
     
  3. bsharrah thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, the total cost is LESS than buying outright. Total cost of tablet and 2y contract is $340. Total cost of 4g N7 w/o contract $349. Granted, wifi model can be had for $199 but I would only be interested in a 4g tablet if I was spending the money.

    I don't want to spend the money just to experience Android, and don't want to spend the money on a 4g iPad, but since I have been curious about Android and would like a 4g tablet for when I am out and about, this just seemed like a good idea. Just not sold on it yet.
     

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