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Verizon Makes the LG G Pad 8.3 With 4G LTE Official, Launches March 6 for $99 on Contract

This morning, Verizon made official that the G Pad 8.3 from LG is set to hit its network on March 6. To celebrate the launch, the tablet will be priced at $99 on a new two year agreement, and then move up to $199 on contract starting March 10. The tablet is also purchasable off-contract for $299.99. 

Availability of this device on Verizon’s 4G LTE shouldn’t be too much of a shocker, as we first reported its upcoming arrival back in mid-February thanks to a press render leak from evleaks.

The G Pad 8.3 on Verizon features an 8.3″ IPS Full HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a suite of proprietary applications and software from LG for added value, 5MP rear-facing camera, and 16GB of onboard storage.

If you are the type of consumer that needs to have data attached to their tablet at all times, it’s a great choice.

Via: Verizon
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  • DJ SPY

    Sweet, I’m going to replace my mom’s Xoom with this.

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    Why does it take them so damn long? They should’ve had the Galaxy Tab Pros two weeks ago.

  • VZW customer

    the LG G2 is a great Device, alone. Then add the extra functionality you get between the G2 and G Pad? Then add the good On contract or off contract price? Its pretty much a no brainer if you have a G2 and need a new tablet.
    Retailers have the no 4G/LTE radio version for $350

  • Richard Yarrell

    Nice option and price definitely. Take a look at this stupid fool squiddy20 the BIGGEST INTERNET TROLL EVER…..

    • squiddy20

      1. You clearly found that image off the Internet. I find it amazing that you can do this, but you can’t/won’t do a basic google search to fact check your sorry, incredibly ignorant, fanboy statements.
      2. It’s hilarious that you call me a “troll”, but then post this picture and associate it with my name, calling me specifically out. You clearly do not know the meaning of the word. Pot. Kettle. Black.

    • Ray

      Your lucky there are no longer dislikes

  • Prince Campbell III

    I have a Nexus 7, the original. I went to the Verizon store yesterday and the guy tried to talk me into getting the 2013 Nexus 7. They didn’t have any in stock so I said no. Now that I see this, I think I will get the G Pad.

  • T4rd

    Signing a contract for a tablet will never make sense to me, esp. when the tab is only a few hundred dollars off-contract or when I can tether the tab to my phone when I need to (which would probably be rare outside of my car while my phone is charging).

    • Aaron C

      Agreed. I clicked on the comments solely to say, “I never want to see the words ‘on contract’ again.”

  • Eric R.

    Id get it off contract

  • Marc

    $199 on contract and $299 off contract? That’s just crazy. They are recovering way more than $100 for the device when you sign with them for two years.
    Just BYO.

    • yanx206

      Explain how that would be best for me? I want to get the tablet and hook it up to my share plan for $10 per month and share my data. I can pay $299 for it outright, or pay $199 for it on a contract. Either way, I’m still paying the $10 per month for my data service.

      • mustbepbs

        If you decide that you don’t want the tablet anymore after a year, you’re stuck with a contract or an ETF.

        • JoshGroff

          $10/month is pocket change. And for always on connectivity and the subsidy, it’s perfectly reasonable.

          • mustbepbs

            You’re paying $199 for the tablet and $240 over the 2 year contract, so you’re already way overpaying. Most likely you’ve got a smartphone, so why not tether your connection to it? You’re better off paying for the device outright and going month to month in case you get sick of it and want to change tablets.

          • JoshGroff

            $99 if bought by the 10th, which is a pretty good deal, but yeah, no way I’d drop 199 down for it. It’d probably be cheaper for the 99+240 than VZW would have retail on it.

      • G2Owner

        you can also save the $10/tablet if you just tether your tablet off of your phones mobile hotspot feature.
        Just gotta make sure when you do need portable data on your tablet, that your phone is nearby.

  • Justin Scarano

    the nexus 7 is $99 right now. that’s a tough decision

    • Disqus_n00b

      2013 version, new, where?

      • Justin Scarano

        It was apparently a weekend special. Ended yesterday.

  • droidify

    Not a bad deal for once. Love my G Pad 8.3. Its the perfect size for me.

  • The Narrator

    Verizon selling it cheaper. Wow, that’s a first!

    • jmsbwmn

      When you add in the monthly subsidy, it’s definitely not cheaper. 🙂

      • The Narrator

        The off contract price, i should have clarified, lol.

  • BeLogical

    That is tempting… Maybe the first LTE tablet to tempt me. What is the monthly? Isn’t it $10 a month for tablets?

    • Adam Nazare

      yep $10 a month to add a tablet to your share everything.