Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

Summary: Verizon Wireless has finally announced the subsidized price with a service contract for the Motorola Xoom tablet.

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Verizon Wireless has finally announced the subsidized price with a service contract for the Motorola Xoom tablet.

Set to ship and show up in stores on February 24, the 3G/4G version of the Xoom will be available for $599.99 with the signing of a two-year service agreement. 3G service also starts at $20 per month for 1GB of data. The 4G LTE service upgrade, which will be available during the second quarter, will come as a freebie. Yet, don't expect the 4G data plans to be on par with the 3G rates.

Verizon has already revealed that the 3G version would be available without a contract for $799.99, and a Wi-Fi only Xoom will cost $600. There is no mention of a subsidized Wi-Fi only Xoom at this time as there is no need for that.

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  • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

    Even though it looks enticing, it is still considered as expensive, because with my iPad, I don't have to sign up for 2 year contract with neither AT&T nor other carriers, and I could pay for only whatever I used on 3G, I don't have pay for the time I used it on WiFi. OTOH, with Xoom, I have to sign up for 2 year contract and that one I have to pay for 3G time + WiFi (even if I am not using 3G 90% of the time).
    Ram U
    • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

      @Rama.NET what, the 64 GIG 3G iPad is $829 and this Tablet is dual core and $799.
      slickjim
      • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

        @Peter Perry
        But to a common consumer, they really don't care these specs. It is consumer like you and I, who are really techies or tech savvies, that look into those underlying.
        Ram U
    • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

      @Rama.NET Sorry, were you reading a different article than I was?
      "Verizon has already revealed that the 3G version would be available without a contract for $799.99, and a Wi-Fi only Xoom will cost $600."
      No contract purchase available- as well as a Wi-Fi only version... seems to me that it has a Pay for what you use option as well as a no-cost WiFi option stated right in the article.
      Or am I missing some subtext?
      davesully
      • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

        @davesully
        If you look into the original article it also mentions that you have to sign up for a contract for at least one with Verizon. If I forget that I would be at loss.
        Ram U
      • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

        @davesully
        @Rama.NET
        Nope, still looking at the article, still says "Verizon has already revealed that the 3G version would be available without a contract for $799.99, and a Wi-Fi only Xoom will cost $600."
        The key phrase there being "without a contract"...
        You only have to sign up with a contract if you want Verizon to subsidize the purchase price.
        davesully
  • There is no price on the WiFi unit except...

    Significantly less with a mention of the 599 iPad.
    Bruizer
  • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

    Thanks Verizon for Kining the Xoom. DOA
    AboveAverageJoe
    • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

      @AboveAverageJoe

      "Kining". Nice term.
      thofts
  • WiFi Only Subsidy?

    Why would they offer a subsidy for the WiFi only version? A subsidy for what? If you don't use the carrier's network, what is there to subsidize?
    Doctor Demento
  • BestBuy Mobile

    Walked into BestBuy Mobile and they said the price is without contract and does not require service with prices starting @ 479 for the low end to 899 for a high end Xoom.

    Again they specifically stated that no contract is required and if you wanted 3G services, its only 20.00 a month for 2GB of data.
    naelmohammad
  • 18 months from now...

    the Xoom will be dead. Sounds too much like Zune anyhow.
    thofts
  • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

    Does everyone drink the Apple Juice. Why would it need to be cheaper if it is clearly a better product. I say this as I type this on my free iPad, I would not pay for this, to many websites won't work due to non-flash. Not that would pay that price for a Zoom, but it would be easier for me to justify the cost for that then an iPad. I rather buy a net book
    jlsr222
    • Those same websites won't work on a Xoom either.

      @jlsr222@...

      Not even Xoom's own website will work on the new Xoom.

      That said, the over-whelming vast majority of sites work great without Flash. Or there are dedicated free apps to do it.
      Bruizer
  • RE: Verizon announces official subsidized pricing for Motorola Xoom

    Out of the box the Xoom's specs look to be an iPad killer. It's still a fledgling little beastie, by all means, but the developers will be the key to make this little Android giant a success or huge fail. I will bet on the former. The devs are providing the eye candy and ap functuality as we speak but by the end of the year newer quad core devices will hit the market (Sony's, for one) adding blazing speed on top of an already amazingly zippy IU. And if iPad's newest incarnation doesn't provide innovatiove features and upgraded hardware functionality then Android will steal all the wind from their sails leaving them to bask in their former glory. Just saying....
    Rickyc111
    • My bet is on the latter.

      @Rickyc111

      Developer uptake on Android has been dead slow to date. Monetization of Android Apps has been even slower.

      Think about it, already, there are almost 1/2 the number of dedicated iPad apps as there are Android Apps. What makes you think dedicated Android Tablet apps will show up any faster than they have for Android?

      If Google does not get its act together and fix the basket case that is the Market Place, Android will just become a glorified feature phone platform with tons of half baked apps and become the next Symbian.

      Just saying...
      Bruizer
  • might as well just buy a TouchBook from AlwaysInnovating.com

    :)
    .
    wessonjoe