Starting October 11th, you’ll be able to pick up a 7 inch Android tablet with 4G LTE capabilities for just $50… when you sign up for a 2-year contract with Sprint.

The US wireless carrier begins offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for $49.99 on Friday.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 is a budget tablet, with the WiFi-only model selling for about $170. But if you were planning on signing up for a data plan anyway, Sprint’s offer looks pretty good. If you weren’t, or if you don’t need mobile data for your tablet, save some money and buy a Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, or even a WiFi-only Samsung tablet.

Sprint says you can add the tablet to your existing data plan for as little as $5 per month.

The full specs for Sprint’s version of the tablet aren’t available, but it runs Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, has a 3MP rear camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera, and it’ll likely feature the same 1024 x 600 pixel display as the WiFi-only model.

The tablet can also function as a 3G or 4G hotspot if you pay extra for Sprint’s mobile hotspot features.

via CNET



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3 replies on “Sprint sells Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 for $50 (on-contract)”

  1. Sprint’s Everything Plan is $99.00 + Taxes, lets say $110.00 x 12 = 1320.00 x 2 = 2640.00 + the price of the tablet $49.99 + Tax this works out to be a rather pricy toy when you can buy the WiFi version at Best Buy for $199.99 + Taxes & Free Shipping……

    1. You’ve got your math wrong. You can’t put the Tablet on a ‘Everything’ phone plan.

      You put the tablet on their tablet plans, which usually range from $5/month to $15/month + taxes.

      If you buy the base plan, that’s $5/month * 24 months = $120 plan cost + $50 tablet cost = $180 + taxes. $180 + line taxes for the 3G/LTE model at Sprint is roughly equal to $199.99 WiFi model at Best Buy.

      Now, that $5/month plan gives you an insultingly low data cap. But for $15/month, they’ll give you 2GB, which is a really great rate. (Lower cost than any tablet plans from any other carrier in the US).

  2. Budget tablet? I’d say more of a solid workhorse tablet, and many reviewers consider it a premium device within its market segment. People who want higher res displays or gigapixel cameras need a speciality device, there is little reason for most users to spend over $200 for a tablet. The biggest flaw is 16:9 aspect ratio which makes portrait usage for ebooks and surfing less practical than 5:4.

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