Verizon follows suit in lowering the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab to $200 on-contract
Although its off-contract cost of $499.99 still pales in comparison to the $429.99 cost with Sprint’s version, the new $199.99 on-contract pricing places it on the same level. It’s a welcomed new sight for Big Red since the Galaxy Tab was initially offered only for $599 with no contract required, but some might have been too scared off with its high price point – and it didn’t help when you couldn’t pick one up on-contract to reduce its price.
Regardless, it’s definitely nice to see it in a more comfortable range, and when you look at the $400 difference separating it with the Motorola XOOM’s contract price, some people just might favor it to save themselves the money – while still providing the core Android experience.
source: Verizon via Mobileburn
1. Big Red One (unregistered)
Phone arena your late to the verizon party again, this price has been out there for over a month now, just wanted to let ya'll know
2. CommZod (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)
Verizon has had it at $199.99 w/ 2 year for almost a month, phonearena is falling behind. If anything sprint followed Verizon's lead.
3. jtalker1965 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Agree, you guys feel a sleep at the wheel on this one. I broke my leg on 3-14-11 and on the 17th of March I was playing with this tablet at there store and it was $199.99 With a two yeat contract.
4. droidlova (unregistered)
Danm phonearena keeps getting worse and worse by the second. You don't even do any research anymore. Here is another piece of news that you will print but is already out: the Thunderbolt will keep it's mobile hotspot unlimited also. It won't have a data as the other mobile hotspots currently @ $20 for 2 gig. The unl mobile hotspot will work with up to 8 devices sharing the LTE connection for $30 on top of the standard $30 unl data. Yes, verizon will keep it's LTE unlimited. For now. I fell sorry for Sprint. Warning- you damn phone will get hot if you do this..dont expect to keep a 10mbps wireless connection and have your phone stay cool as ice. Heck I thought my palm pre 2 would explote after allowing a xbox to connect to it for about 30mins. Never doing that again! Now with the Thunderbolt....thats a different story. I may get rid of my cable altogether.
plus I wanna be granfathered in. don't see a way verizon will keep this unlimited data for long, but who knows.
5. sinfulta (Posts: 266; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I bought one for my sister who is added to my account and I bought it on 02/24/11 for $199.99 on contract with the $20 1Gig plan. This has been the price for the last 6 weeks basically.
7. assdrf (unregistered)
Make it $200 OFF-contract and I will think about buying one. The size is quite nice for one hand to hold. The Xoom feels like it needs to be a bit bigger or smaller. I wonder if Sammy will make a new version with a higher clocked single core that is as thin as the new models. I would definitely think about buying one then, especially if they kept the price below $250 off contract.
8. jtalker1965 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 May 2009)
They have a 10.1 inch coming out to replace this model and to compete with Apple and Motorola.