Samsung Galaxy Tab: AT&T Price too Expensive?

By Posted 29 Sep 2010, 04:44

Samsung are yet to announce official prices for the carrier versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but some details have let slip on potential data prices for the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

As reported from Phandroid, the pricing information has been obtained by a source over at Android Guys. They say that data prices for the Galaxy Tab will be split up into three categories: per day, per week or per month.

This is the part where you look away as AT&T are allegedly going to be charging $15 per day for 100MB of data usage. If you go over that amount, you’ll be charged another $15.

If you opt for a weekly package, then you’ll need to pay $30. This will get you 300MB of data and will be valid for a week only – it won’t roll onto the next week if you don’t use it.

Finally, we have the monthly option. For a whopping $50 per month, you’ll get 1GB of data for use over 30 days. If you plan to use the Galaxy Tab on the move everywhere and anywhere, you’ll probably be needing this data option.

At the moment, these prices are unconfirmed by AT&T, but at least they give you a prediction of things to come. Are the prices too high for you, or do you think they are reasonable?

Personally, $15 a day is too much in my opinion, as I think $10 would be a fairer amount for those who don’t need to use 100MB and just want to hop on and off to check emails.

What are your thoughts on these prices? You might be better off waiting for the BlackBerry Playbook.

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  • bosbrucec

    Whatcha smokin', Dude!

    AT&T Charges the same monthly data rates (200MB and 2GB plans) for all smart phones and for iPad. Not a chance the numbers you/ Phandroid report are close to reality.

    Stop smokin' that stuff, or at least typing while doing it!

  • Peter Panne

    Hey what's with the "Samsung are" and "AT&T are"? Where did this guy learn to speak/write English?

  • Jim

    Totally unreasonable… If the prices are anything close to that it's time to boycot AT&T… They should be boycotted anyways. They catered to the Bush/Cheney scare tactic wiretap censorship regime!

  • Ryan

    $10 a day is now considered acceptable? $300/month to own a tablet? Are you kidding me? If the price is anywhere near that it's gonna be the biggest flop in AT&T history. With iPad you get 2GB for $25 and they last all month. Why would you pay $10 to use it one day?

  • Rod

    Sounds pretty insane to me. But if you’ve already got an android phone running 2.2 you can just activate the mobile wifi hotpot to share yor unlimited data plan on your phone with the tablet. Up in canada the one day data rate starts at $1.

  • Complete wit

    Should be 15 per month to use 100mb per day. I wish you would read stuff over before posting. Ridiculous excuse for journalism, it doesn’t even make sense.

  • C. Sosa

    too high for me all of them and 1G not enough data.

  • Angel

    CONTRARY of France going LOWER and LOWER cost USA is going WORSE than Canada!! Canada is the highest price off all countries! I know! Would be nice $39. for 2Gb. It would be fair…because towers are using a very low wattage and very little cost for maintrenance. Better do as i do: Use it as cell and Wi-Fi hot spots, they are free and many. Go to restaurants and some libraries and restaurants, and some open wifi in some house to get connection. Enjoy! Don't mean Enjoy the browser wallet…The richer man of the planet he's cells and internet company, he's Mexican, Carlos Slim Not SIM card! He's so rich he is capable to pay the debt entire of Mexico country plus a rest of 1 Giga million for him and family. I met him…he have 5 bouncers men near him. He moves all time to a city to another and from a country to other…He's richer than Ben L. LOL! Carlos he's simpatic and GOOD, because in Mexico: Telmex have UNLIMITED data plan mobile, UPload and DOWNload, you can do streaming on your tablet for only $24.44 USD (299 Pesos). So, a lesson is here for AT&T.

  • Scott Weisman

    I spoke to an AT&T rep on 9/29/10 and the 3 tiered data plan that was leaked is true, BUT not the only option that will be available. The 3 tiered option is for anyone that may be traveling or just needs short term data connections. A data plan "like" what is offered for the ipad is said to be released soon.
    I tend to believe this as the aforementioned 3 tiered option is bizarre and would be a non-starter for many consumers.

  • CrypticDweller

    What is this, 1985. No one charges per day/week for usage (except for prepaid service). I know AT&T will price gouge as they always do… but they will not go that far. *cough* At least I hope not, that would be barbaric, and a big step backwards.

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