Nexus 7 with LTE now available from Verizon for $249.99 with contract
Right on schedule, the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 tablet has become available at Verizon today. The carrier is selling the LTE-enabled version of the Nexus 7, though it’s very late to the party. This model has been out in the Play Store for many months now, but Verizon has so far dragged its feet and had trouble certifying the tablet for use on its network. That’s all done now, and if you so wish you can purchase a Nexus 7 from Big Red – and with a new two-year contract, no less.
You’ll pay $249.99 for the tablet if you choose to go that route, which seems like a nice price – except that it’s just $100 lower than what the off-contract pricing is set at (and you can get the exact same LTE model from the Play Store for $349.99 too). So why would you chain yourself to a two-year contract with Verizon in order to save only $100 upfront?
Good question. Obviously, you might need to take the Nexus 7 on the road with you a lot, and Verizon may be your carrier of choice. Or it may have the best signal where you are traveling. Or something like that, in which case it obviously makes sense to do things this way. Otherwise, though, perhaps you should opt for a full price tablet and pair it with a prepaid plan from some other carrier?