This has been a season of discounts for those looking for a Galaxy Tab. Afte Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular dropped the price of the Galaxy Tab on their network, T-Mobile has now announced a massive price drop of the Galaxy Tab on their cellular network. Starting today, the Galaxy Tab on T-Mobile will cost $249.99. While this is just $50 lower than the most recent price of the tablet on their network, this is still a massive drop from the originally retailing price.
It will be worth noting that Sprint had announced earlier this month their decision to slash the price of the Galaxy Tab on their carrier to $299 – with a two year contract. Also, Verizon had announced a $100 price drop at the beginning of the year. With a barrage of Android tablets including Xoom launching in the market, carriers are clearly looking at clearing their Galaxy Tab stocks to prepare themselves for these new launches. It will be interesting to see what Samsung comes up with in order to keep their momentum going.
Samsung had announced during the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas earlier this month that a Wi-Fi only variant of the Galaxy Tab shall be launched shortly. In addition to this, we have also heard recently that a 4G-variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab should be launching in the next few weeks. Perhaps in a bid to deplete existing inventory before these new product launches, Sprint has announced a massive price cut on their existing Galaxy Tab line that could help the carrier sell their stocks soon.
Starting now, the Samsung Galaxy Tab on Sprint will be available at just $299 with a two year contract. If you are one of those looking to buy the device without a contract, you can do so at a price of $499. Interestingly, that is the price of ‘subsidized‘ Galaxy Tab at many other channels, including those at Verizon. Of course, you can wait and buy a more updated new hardware at a higher price. But if the entry level Galaxy Tab is something you are happy with, this discounted price should be ideal.
Head over to the Samsung Galaxy Tab page on the Verizon website and you should be seeing the usual $599 price point. But according to a number of sources, this price should drop down soon to less than $500. According to these sources, Verizon would not just be dropping the price of the Galaxy Tab from $599 to $499, but will also drop in an additional $60 worth of free movie rentals with these purchases.
It is not clear when these announcements are due. The sources claim that the $100 discount offer will also apply to customers who have made a Galaxy Tab purchase in the past 14 days. With the holiday shopping season now over, most of the customers must now be done with their seasonal shopping. In any case, this is a pretty attractive deal and we look forward to an official announcement.
Just when you thought a $50 drop in the price of the Galaxy Tab from T-Mobile was wonderful enough comes yet another attractive offer – this time from US Ceullar. The carrier has announced a new offer that will let customers buy a new Galaxy Tab at a price of $199.99 – that’s $200 lower than the retail price.
This offer comes with a catch though. Customers will be required to sign a two year contract and are required to sign up for the pricey 5GB per month plan. That would mean you will be shelling out either $54.99 per month for a PAYG messaging service or $74.99 for the all-you-can message plan. If you are someone who expects to consume a lot of data on your tablet, this deal could be a pretty useful.
You can check out the US Cellular offer by clicking on the website link here.
Are you looking to buy an Android gadget for this holiday? You may want to check out this upcoming promotion offer from T-Mobile. The carrier is learned to prepping up for an announcement that will bring down the price of Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Vibrant by as much as $50. This will mean that the base model of Galaxy Tab will now be available at $349.99 instead of the original $399.99. As for Samsung Vibrant, it is now expected to be available at $149.99 instead of the original $199.99. Both the offers are noted to be offered via a mail-in rebate.
Incidentally, there is also a buy-one, get-one-free promotion that is now on at T-Mobile which is expected to last until January 18th. Now, combine these two promotions and it’s going to be great savings this shopping season.
If you are just back from the Black Friday shopping frenzy and happen to have got hold of a Samsung Galaxy Tab sans a data package, you may be having some trouble getting past the activation screen. This simple trick will help you bypass the activation screen on your new Samsung Galaxy Tab and let you access your tablet using a tethered Wi-Fi network alone.
So this is what you should do :
- Press the volume up button up once.
- Press the volume down button twice
- Press the volume up button thrice
- Press the volume down button four times
That is it. This will let you go past the activation screen on your Galaxy Tab. Did this help? Let us know how it goes in the comments below.
As noted earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is now available for purchase from the AT&T stores starting this week. The device can be purchased at a whopping price of $649.99 though this comes without a contract. But without a data plan to go with this, the device is only as good as a Wi-Fi only device that really is not something you should go for considering that the iPad is available at close to $150 less.
Users looking to sign up for a data plan will need to shell out $14.99 per month for 250MB of data or $25 a month for a 2GB data limit. These are not exactly user friendly pricing figures and so I really don’t think many customers will be interested.
The Galaxy Tab is already available on a few carriers in the United States and is slated to become available on other carriers soon. If you are confused about the pricing, data plans and the launch dates – in case of networks where it hasn’t launched yet, then here is a neat summary of all our articles until now.
Click here for a slideshow of all the related Galaxy Tab news articles.
Already launched at a price of $599.99 with data plans starting at $20 a month
Already launched at a price of $399.99 subsidized or $599.99 unsubsidized. Data plans start at $24.99
Available now at a subsidized price of $399.99. Data plans start at $29.99 for 2GB of data
Launch is speculated to happen on November 21. Price should be around $649.99 unsubsidized with data plans starting at $14.99
On US Cellular
Launching on November 19 at a subsidized price of $399. Data plans start at $14.99 for 200MB of data.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is now available on almost all the major carriers in the United States. Now, US Cellular becomes the latest network carrier to announce a Galaxy Tab on their network. According to a press release, the new Android tablet will be available on the carrier starting November 19.
The carrier has taken a distinct route compared to carriers when it comes to pricing and contractual obligations though. Unlike what is offered on the bigger rivals, US Cellular has revealed that users purchasing a Tab from their network will have to be tied to a two year contract. But the company also points out that this will be just for a two year period and users will be free to choose to migrate to another network post that.
The pricing also reflects the alternate path chosen by the company. The Galaxy Tab will be available at a subsidized cost of $399 and can sign to one of the data plans on offer starting at $14.99 a month for 200MB of data to the $54.99 a month plan that doles out 5GB of data.
Interested? Get ready to purchase the tablet on the 19th.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has already launched on T-Mobile and Verizon in the United States and it is just a matter of time before it launches on AT&T as well. According to leaked reports, this is expected to happen in less than ten days from now – on November 21. The report however makes an interesting revelation that the Galaxy Tab could actually be priced higher than the entry-level iPad.
If you are an AT&T user looking to purchase a Galaxy Tab, you may have to shell out $649.99 for a contract-free subscription. Buying a device at this price will also mean you will have to spend close to $14.99 per month for a 250MB data connection or $25 for a 2GB connection. There is no word on whether there will be a subsidized offering with contracts. Nevertheless, the Galaxy Tab is priced $20 more than the entry level 3G-enabled iPad and that could make this a deal breaker for many.