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Standard User monkeyarms
(committed) Tue 12-Mar-13 10:24:35
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Recommendation for 3g tablet


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I have been asked by my father to find him a 3g tablet, and a suitable 3g data plan (contract or PAYG)

I dont know much about the 3g side of things for tablets so i am asking for help here for both tablet and data plan.

The basic reqiuirement so far is -

10" tablet for internet and email.
Will be used at places possibly without wifi hence 3g
he doesnt have a smart phone nor wants one
he will only probably need a minimal amount of data for email/internet so paygmight be ok? or a tablet with a sim slot and low priced sim contract?
Budget, £250 max for the tablet sound enough?

over to you guys smile thanks
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 12-Mar-13 10:43:08
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£250 max if you want a good tablet and 10" screen you are pushing things, more likely to get a 3G capable 7" device

e.g. Google Nexus 7 - or Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

10" with 3G pushes price to £350 and upwards

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Standard User time2die
(knowledge is power) Tue 12-Mar-13 11:02:47
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Re: Recommendation for 3g tablet


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I have a Ipad and google Nexus 7 which is awesome Android device.You can get a nexus 10 but they seem hard to find in Currys/Pc World and you would be best getting that online.

Problem is i think with a nexus 10 you are talking £300 and a nice 32 gig nexus 7 would cost you £199.


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Standard User monkeyarms
(committed) Tue 12-Mar-13 11:18:03
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I there a 3g version of the nexus 10?

Seems the budget may have to stretch a little!

any views on the data plans?
Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 12-Mar-13 13:37:52
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Coincidently The Register has a round up of 10" tablets.
Standard User monkeyarms
(committed) Tue 12-Mar-13 14:56:09
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Thanks, but none are 3g that i could see. frown
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 12-Mar-13 15:08:05
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Nexus 10 is WiFi only

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Nexus_...

Galaxy Tab 2 10" can have 3G for around £400

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 12-Mar-13 21:40:50
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you could get a 3G "mi-fi" thingy which provides a wi-fi hotspot from a 3G signal - that way you don't pay over the odds for the tablet. It's also handy sometimes to have the mi-fi in a window or on a high shelf to get a good signal.

http://store.three.co.uk/Mobile_Broadband/MiFi

If 3G onboard is a must £369 for a Galaxy Tab 2 10" or there's a slightly smaller Sony for £299 at http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phon...

CPW web site has a tablet finder where you can specify 3G to find what offers it.

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Standard User monkeyarms
(committed) Wed 13-Mar-13 12:37:54
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that sounds like a good idea, freeing up the choice of tablet.
Thank you, i will pass this on.
Standard User iaanhayden
(newbie) Mon 15-Apr-13 10:00:25
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Get a wifi tablet and a 3G router, this way you save cash and get a better tablet, in addition to you can move your 3G attachment to any other apparatus AND you get better battery life.

3G tablets are not steady and cost you at least 50-80USD more. buy used phone equipmentservice provider can help you.
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