AT&T offers $100 off Google Nexus 7 tablet, requires two-year contract

Summary:Google has also started selling the Nexus 7 with T-Mobile SIM cards through Google Play.


Google's highly successful Nexus 7 is making inroads with cellular providers this week, thanks to a couple of announcements that should extend its footprint with mobile carriers.

AT&T has announced that it's extending its deal from last year -- $100 off tablets with a two-year data contract -- to the Nexus 7 through February 24. That means you can get the 32GB slate for just $199, but that's only a good deal if you were planning on using it with cellular service instead of just Wi-Fi.

If you're a T-Mobile customer, the news is more mixed. The good news is that the Nexus 7 is now available with the carrier's SIM card. However, there does not appear to be any discount on the tablet's price at this time. So if you are a T-Mobile subscriber interested in using the Nexus 7 on the network, expect to pay the full $299.

Many people still use their tablets exclusively with Wi-Fi, but as the market grows, more will want cellular connectivity for when they're not around wireless networks. But as AT&T's discount suggests, that number may be slow in growing. 

Will you be buying a Nexus 7 from AT&T or T-Mobile after these announcements? Let us know in the Talkback section below. 

Topics: Tablets, Google, Mobility


Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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