Verizon has announced that they waiving their $35 Tablet activation fee for month to month data plans related to the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets. The fee waiver is retroactive to March 1. Users who find they have been charged the fee, should also see a similar credit on the same bill effectively cancelling it out. The waiver is likely in response to the fact that the iPad 2 has no activation fee from Verizon, so why wouldn’t Android get the same kind of love.
For users to receive the $35 waiver from Verizon, they must purchase a month to month data plan along with either the Motorola Xoom or Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Data plans begin at $20 a month for 1GB and go all the way up to $80 a month for 10GB. Overages per GB are $20 for the smallest plan, and $10 for every plan thereafter. So if you’re planning on going over that 1GB, get yourself at least the 3GB plan for $35 a month and save yourself $10 if you go over.
The Motorola Xoom is selling at Verizon for $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. It’s the first Android Tablet to run the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS. Recently, we reported that Xoom users were having trouble activating their tablets in order to pay their bills online. Having to pony up $35 and not be able to do what you got to do had to have been frustrating. So getting a credit back on your bill at least says “sorry about that.” Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab recently enjoyed a price cut top $199. So right now is a great time to pick up an Android tablet from Verizon.[via Droid Life]