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Verizon Offering the 2013 Nexus 7 for $49.99, With a New 2-Year Contract

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Part of the benefit of Google offering Nexus devices from the Play Store is their low cost and the ease of no contract. Today’s offer from Verizon introduces you to an even lower price on the Nexus 7 (2013), but at the cost of signing up on a new 2-year contract.  

Verizon has the latest Nexus 7 for what looks like a low price at $49.99. However, that is only the price if you also ink up a new 2-year deal. Of course this gives you the ability to use the LTE data whenever you want, but considering that you can pick-up this same tablet for $349.99 off-contract from all sorts of places, grabbing the device on contract may not make the most sense if you have the cash.

If the deal sounds too good to pass up, hit the link below for Verizon’s website. If you don’t want the contract attached, feel free to hit up Google Play instead.

Verizon Link | Play Link

  • Jason Dolbear

    I just bought this last night. It is a free activation but it does have the $175 etf. With taxes it cost me 52.99. Not a bad deal for a 32 gig N7 IMO. I did let them talk me into switching to the share everything plan though, it saved me like $40 a month and that is including adding the N7′s line as well.

  • thommiller

    If I buy this, and then say 6 months to a year down the road, I decide to buy a new tablet, could I just take the SIM card out of the Nexus 7 and put it in the new one? Would that work?

  • jaredgreenwald

    I was told that at a minimum since I don’t have a share everything plan, it would cost me $60 a month for 2GB of data on this.

    • Laymans Terms

      Wrong. They still have individual tablet data plans you can go for $30/mo 2GB. Or More Everything Data only for $40/mo 4GB.

      • ddh819

        i’m not seeing it on the website. it wants me to give up my grandfathered unlimited on my main phone line and go to a more everything shared data. i would have to call i guess?

        • Laymans Terms

          Try using the iconic order or see a sales rep in a corporate store.

          • ddh819

            with that individual tablet plan, would it be just $30/mo or $10 line access + $30 for 2gb?

  • Tay

    Does this one constantly reboot itself?

  • Maximus

    Worst case scenario…..175ETF + 50 store price = 225 and that’s still cheaper than Google. After you pay your ETF…Legislation was passed that VZW is required to unlock your device. This IS a deal. If even to screw Verizon. A deal is a deal. I’m going to add it to my Vzw plan and make them give me a free activation.

    • Chris

      DAmn LIE if i gave you a free act fee with this mindset SMDH

  • Andy

    With a 350 etf… No thanks

    • Justin Scarano

      175 etf for tablets

      • jaredgreenwald

        Where are you seeing the etf is only 175? Everything on their website says the etf for “advanced devices” is 350…

        • PoisonApple31

          He is right, I just asked a rep online.

  • Marcus

    Can anyone answer this? If you add the tablet how much data do you get? Do you use your current data cap?

    • Laymans Terms

      If it is on the Sharez Moarz Everythingsz planz… $10/mo line access and yes shares current data cap. If individual $30/mo 2GB plan.

  • Dominick White

    is the verizon version the 32 gb one?

    • M3D1T8R

      I believe so.

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Eric Rees

        TEEMO D:

        • M3D1T8R

          Haha. Don’t be sad seeing me. I’m only going to murder you and your whole team. And if you do manage to take me down, I’ll probably still kill you off while I’m dead with a random hidden shroom. Been known to happen. But hey wait, I could be on your team instead!

  • Ben Murphy

    This is not a deal because it’s just not a deal.

  • Bionicman

    so correct me if im wrong but if i pay 50 for this, then add it to my existing plan, all i pay extra a month is 10 bucks right? if i’m thinking this correctly, then i’m paying a total 290 (10x24months and $50 upfront) for the 2 year contract? for an LTE version of Nexus 7 2013? HMMMM

    • Tim242

      It’s $10, plus taxes. So that would be $15 per month. So that would be $410 total

      • M3D1T8R

        Plus $35 “activation” fee.

        • Bionicman

          I guess if there was a way to wave the $35 activation fee, even with the taxes (which don’t amount to 410, its more like 360), its still not a terrible deal. im thinking about it actually

        • Justin Scarano

          activation fees are currently waived.

          • crazysamz

            not on tablets. At least not in my store. Just home phone connect and the jetpacks

        • michael arazan

          What about the $30 new device on subsidy charge as well

      • Big_EZ

        My extra line for a feature phone is $10, the extra taxes f or that line is $8.

      • Justin Scarano

        taxes on a tablet are like 3 bucks at most, since it is not a voice line

        • Tim242

          Taxes and surcharges are based on amount, not device. An extra line is an extra line.

          • Guest

            8 cents what now

          • Tim242

            That’s not showing the taxes..

          • morpheus282

            I had a tablet on contract for 2 years and just shut it off in December of last year. My last bill for that line of service shows $30 for the tablet since it was on a separate line of service and the same 8 cent fee that everyone else has. There are no taxes showing on the line. There isn’t even a section for taxes on that page of the bill. Every other line I have shows the surcharges and taxes. The data only line does not have taxes applied. I’ve looked at three billing cycles previous to that. There are no taxes applied. None. All other lines and the shared minute plan, yes. The data only line does not show any taxes applied to the bill, just like everyone else shows. No taxes. None.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shs7VQhVvxA

          • Geekdad

            Dude, you posted your phone line. I would delete it.

          • ddh819

            hopefully its just the tablet line… but still internet dudes are crazy, take it down

          • Justin Scarano

            so… what do you have to say now?

          • Tim242

            Now…show the taxes…

          • Justin Scarano

            thats everything man.. the phones have line fees and taxes not the tablet

          • Tim242

            Everything gets taxed. You don’t get a tax free service, just because it is a tablet. SMH

          • Justin Scarano

            shake it all you want im telling you that they tax it differently that is all.

          • Tim242

            $10 is $10. It gets taxed the same. I don’t work at Verizon, but I work for another carrier in a store. They are taxed the same.

          • Justin Scarano

            now for the phone line thats 40 for line access plus 8.18 insurance and 7.28 in taxes total of 55.46 for a smartphone line access fee

      • schlanz

        depends on the state but the taxes on a data device here in PA are almost negligible. its like 10 cents.

      • ftw

        If you bought it full price you would have to pay taxes on it anyway. And the $10 is for the service its not like the nexus 7 is being financed. You’re paying to use it wherever.

        • Tim242

          Yeah, but it costs less buying it outright. You can use it anywhere with WiFi, or popping your SIM in.

  • Nick Bohl

    Here’s my question, is the device Sim unlocked like the iPhones? I am in a situation where I could acquire this tab for $50 and not have to worry about the contract. I know carriers lock phone Sims but I’m hoping this is different? Like, are the ones you buy from Google play cross compatible with vzw/att?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Yes. It’s the same device.

  • crazysamz

    this is actually a really good deal. Line access for a tablet is only $10/month, $50 for the device + activation fee of $35 = $25 cheaper than off contract, but with service included! (for people who already have Verizon w/share everything)

    Biased because I work for a Verizon Indirect called Diamond wireless. But nonetheless still a good deal

    • schlanz

      plus some people get their activation fees waived depending on where they work

      definitely a good deal as far as an on contract deal goes. I’ve never seen Vzw offer $300 off of one.

      • Justin Scarano

        home depot i know off hand for sure, most hospitals etc

      • Zach B.

        Your milage may vary, but I’ve known people in stores to simply say they’re walking unless they waived the activation fees. I’ve personally had a nice salesman at my local store waive them for us as a “favor” for being such “loyal customers.”

    • Tim242

      Nope. With taxes, that $10 per month is actually $15.

      • J. Gilbertson

        Dang where do you live that you get taxed at a 50% rate?!
        Almost more of a rip off than Verizon itself! /s

        • Tim242

          It’s taxes, and Verizon’s fees.

          • crazysamz

            I think it’s more like $12-13 to be more realistic. even then, let’s say it’s $12, that’s still only $373 after everything, including 2 years of service on a shareplan! only $23 more than buying without service. not too bad if you ask me

          • Tim242

            It’s $15. I have add a lines on my account. Also, there’s the $35 activation fee.

          • crazysamz

            are they tablets? or add-a-line to a non-share plan?

          • Tim242

            They are add-a-line to a legacy family plan. I would think that the taxes and fees would be the same, regardless of device.

          • crazysamz

            nope. There’s 911 fee for phones. there’s also different tax rates because it’s not a phone, so less fees which is why it’s not $15 for a tablet.

            Trust me. I work for Verizon. Indirectly. lol

          • Tim242

            It may be missing the 911 fee, but the taxes and regulatory fees are the same.

          • crazysamz

            but they would tax it less because the overall price without the fee is less

          • Tim242

            Taxes are based on services, not fees. They don’t tax 911 fees.

          • crazysamz

            I still am pretty sure it’ cheaper than the line access on the older plans. If you compare the two from another bill I still think the tablet comes out to be less. I think the fees are different. No way to know unless someone else with a share plan can vouch for it. I am still on my unlimited so I wouldn’t know either

          • Tim242

            I still have 2 lines on unlimited. I am going to hold on to them as long as possible.

          • crazysamz

            Join the club! I’ve got 5 unlimited lines, including my iPad, and last month I alone used 50+ GBs on my Note 3.

            Verizon can take my unlimited out of my cold dead hands.

            And I work for them. That’s the funniest part. I can’t deal with tiered data with my usage

          • ddh819

            do you get a discount on all of the lines? i only get an employee discount on my main line-but i just work at a vendor i guess.

          • crazysamz

            I actually get no discount. Well, I still get my discount for when I worked at Staples… Shhhhh!

            I might get a dealer line for business. been thinking about the 5s to go along my ipad and Mac, because I already have my Note III.

            which indirect are you working for? Mine is Diamond Wireless

          • ddh819

            oh i didn’t mean like a retailer, it’s like a staples, home depot type discount

          • Ryan

            Dude dont let him troll you. If this was a Galaxy Tab deal he would love it all day long.

          • crazysamz

            actually I have to pitch that deal at work. the galaxy tab 2, only $99. I don’t like doing it either, knowing the tab3 has been out forever, but it’s my job of course. Now a free elipsis 7, that’s not that bad!

    • Apostrafee

      Plus an extra $100 bill credit for signing a new line of service I believe

      • crazysamz

        that’s only for smartphones

        • Apostrafee

          Ah good to know

      • Justin Scarano

        its 25 for business customers 100 for business smartphones

  • M3D1T8R

    Considering phones are usually about $400 off full retail with the two year subsidy, they should really be paying people $50 to take this on a two year.

    By the way does anyone know if stock android tethering works on this, or did Verizon some how manage to cripple it?

    • Chris

      knowing verizon its crippled.

      • Justin Scarano

        its free of bloat actually

    • schlanz

      except the typical line fee for vzw for a smartphone generates 4x the revenue a tablet generates. for a $10/mo service charge it doesn’t make sense for vzw to subsidize them as high as a smartphone.

      • M3D1T8R

        Ah, good point. This isn’t such a terrible deal after all. Still might as well just buy it outright though and not be locked in with Verizon.

        • schlanz

          early termination fee is $175. Just sayin.

          • PoisonApple31

            Advanced devices start at $350 ETF @ Verizon. Why do you keep posting incorrect information?