AT&T is currently offering new Nexus 7 customers a “special offer” through the Google Play Store, which will see $100 of credit added to your bill when you take out a new two-year data plan. The deal applies to the HSPA+ Nexus 7 and it’s valid until Thursday, February 14. But is it really worth it? We’re not so sure.
If you’re already an AT&T customer, one that’s happy with the carrier’s service, and you know you’re going to pay the company for a two-year data plan for your tablet anyway, then maybe it isn’t such a bad deal. But for the vast majority of customers, there are a number of drawbacks.
Firstly, the tablet itself isn’t any cheaper if you get it with a data plan — you’ll still need to pay Google $299 for it. Then you’ll be taking your unlocked device and locking it to AT&T, which means if you decide to switch carriers later on, you’ll also need to switch tablets. And finally, you need to consider that the Nexus 7 is now six months old, and that there’s a good chance Google will refresh it this summer.
With that being the case, committing yourself to the current Nexus 7 for two years may not be such a great idea if you know you’ll want the latest model six months down the road.
If you’d like to check out the deal for yourself, you can do so by hitting the source link below.