AT&T Outlines Galaxy Tab Plans

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became the last of the big four cellular carriers to announce plans for Samsung's 3G-equipped Galaxy Tab, announcing Nov. 21 availability at an unsubsidized $649 with prepaid-data plans.

One prepaid data plan costs $14.99 for 30 days if use with a cap of 250MB of usage. The other monthly plan costs $25 for up to 2GB of usage. The data plans also include unlimited access to AT&T's national Wi-Fi network at no additional charge.

Among the top four carriers, AT&T joins only Verizon Wireless is offering the Tab only at an unsubsidized price. Other

carriers adopted a different strategy

. T-Mobile and Sprint offer their version of the Tab at a subsidized price, a two-year data-plan contract and at an unsubsidized price with prepaid data plans.


priced its Galaxy Tab at $399 with two-year data contract and at an unsubsidized $599 without contract. Sprint's Tab is available at $399 with a two-year 3G data contract and at an unsubsidized no-contract $599 with prepaid data service as an option.

Verizon Wireless is offering its version of the Tab only at an unsubsidized $599 with prepaid monthly access plans beginning at $20 a month for 1GB of data.

The Galaxy Tab features a 7-inch enhanced TFT touch screen, 1GHz Hummingbird application processor, Adobe Flash support, dual cameras and is powered by the Android 2.2 platform.

 For its Tab, AT&T will also offer international data-roaming plans for its Tab to provide data coverage in more than 100 countries, including Europe and Asia, at prices starting at $24.99. For a limited time, the carrier is also offering a $50 Samsung Media Hub movie-rental credit with Galaxy Tab purchases. Through the Media Hub, users download movies and TV shows via Wi-Fi for purchase or rental.


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