Three UK has begun selling the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet, though it’s not the LTE variant. Three has the WiFi version for sale, starting at £199. While it seems O2 has exclusivity on the LTE Nexus 7, Three has an interesting workaround for UK users.
Rather than wait for the LTE version, or switch to O2, loyal Three customers can purchase a MiFi hotspot alongside their tablet. The device, made by Huawei and starting at £29.99 with a £15.99 monthly contract, is bundled neatly with the tablet. For those shy about contracts, you can also buy the hotspot straight away on a pay-as-you-go plan for £49.99.
The contracted hotspot will get you 5GB data for your £15.99/month. Purchasing it outright will get you 1GB data pre-loaded, so be sure to examine your data usage prior to opting for a hotspot. That £15.99/month fee is the middle tier price for the contracted hotspot, and Three wasn’t clear on whether or not they’d allow for the lower or higher end offerings with this package.
Of course, you can always go back and get the hotspot later, should you find yourself wanting for a connection whilst out and about. This doesn’t appear to be a special bargain for bundling, even under contract. The Nexus 7, though, is worth the cost. It’s a fabulous device, and worth a hard look if you’re in the market for a tablet.
VIA: Android Central