Samsung Galaxy Tab data contracts compared
What's the best plan for your 7in Android tablet?
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7in Android tablet officially goes on sale today. Want one? To help you work out which network will offer you the best 3G data deal, we've compared carriers' pre-pay tariffs to see how they match up.
We've compiled deals from both ends of the spectrum to show the sort of deals each network has to offer.
Three Mobile has yet to announce its price plans, but we'll update our table as soon as we hear more. For now, though, it appears that T-Mobile has become the front-runner for value, offering the best deals when judged across the typical contract length of two years. ®
Not with 3G
"Can't I just buy an iPad for less than they want for a device on a contract?"
No, you can't. 16GB 3G iPad is £529.
Suspiciously similar pricing strategy though. The Samsung is a ridiculous price and it won't sell in anywhere near the iPad numbers. Should have been £300 and then they might have got somewhere.
Pricing has just gone mad. I guess everyone sees Apple getting away with it and want a piece. I guess people will vote with their feet.
Re: Vodafone PAYG read again!
We've just double checked with Vodafone and the offer you question isn't limited by occasional use. You can pay £2 every day for 500MB, should you wish. If you were definitely using 500MB each day, it would work out cheaper to opt for Vodafone's £25 monthly-contract. O2 is not the cheapest option, especially when you consider the tablet is £100 more to begin with. For the difference in cost, a subscription to a Wifi provider could be afforded and Vodafone would still work out cheaper.
Enough of this wishy washy apples-and-oranges comparison.
Give me CERTAINTY!
QUESTION: which provider offers a CAP on 3G data? After my 500MB it's nothing, right? Not a screw-me-senseless 100 POUNDS PER GIGABYTE charge from a telco that can't even tell me how much data I've used this month??
I'm tired of these reviews that don't answer the MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION.
Your English is worse than mine!
That should be "New Labour" and the "personally" is not wrong, just poor style.
Occasional users only!
It's the cost that limits it to occasional use only, not Vodafone policy.
It's £3 line rental plus £2 for each day you use it. Your article still does not make this clear.
I never said O2 was the cheapest, I said best value.
They have a great 3G signal backed-up by unlimited WIFI; I have used both Vodafone and O2.
"If you were definitely using 500MB each day, "
Over a 3G connection? If you did somehow manage this they would soon hit you with a fair use clause.