If you have thought long and hard about the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and have decided that you are going to get one, whether it be on Black Friday or around Christmas, we have got a handy price comparison chart here for you so that you can decide what carrier you want to get it with.
Our thoughts on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab can be found all over our website, so if you want more information, click this link.
As you can see from the chart above via Engadget, one thing that immediately stikes us is that AT&T are charging $50 more off-contract than any other US carrier out there, which is quite a bold statement to make.
Saying that, they do not have any sort of activation fee, they have a $50 Media Hub voucher and their smallest data plan starts at $15 for 250MB pcm.
US Cellular seems to have the lower two-year-cost with only $760 on contract, but just look at their price for 200MB. It’s $15, comparing that with Verizon who offer 1GB for $20 which makes it quite ridiculous. You can also expand this and say you get 2GB on Sprint for $15 more than US Cellular. T-Mobile on the other hand does not really make much sense, when they offer 200MB for £25, or $40 for 25x the data allotment, or 5GB for you un-mathematicians out there.
As you can see, there is a lot to take in to consideration, and there is no clear cut winner when it comes to price. But this is what Engadget had to say as their conculsion: –
“We’d definitely contend Big Magenta’s got the most alluring on-contract value if 5GB is in the range of your data usage; the equivalent plan costs $60 on Sprint and $50 on Verizon, with the latter offering no discount for making a two-year commitment.”
They go on to say that if you plan to be unrestrained in your spending, and have no budget to think about when dipping into your wallet, Verizon have the most competitive data plans overall.
At the end of the day, I suppose it is down to who you prefer to do business with when it comes to carriers, plus the fact of network performance in your area.
Did this help you to make a decision? Who did you go with and why?