Galaxy Tab 3

7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 free with Galaxy S4, S4 Active, Note 3 or Note 2 on contract

AT&T's hoping to pick up a few extra subscribers in the run up to the holidays by offering a free Samsung tablet to buyers of four of the company's leading Galaxy smartphones. From today customers picking up the Galaxy S4, S4 Active, Note 3 or Note 2 on a two-year plan (or through the AT&T Next installment program) can claim a free 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablet (also on contract). The deal is available from participating stores today and will be extended to AT&T's online presence in the near future, the carrier says.

The Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch isn't Samsung's highest-end tablet and we weren't exactly blown away by the Tab 3 series when reviewed the them earlier this year, but you can't really argue with free. The promotion runs until Jan. 9, 2014.

Source: PRNewswire

 
There are 56 comments

rkopsie says:

cool

outlooker says:

One hell of a good deal!

anthonok says:

Ugh what about those of us that just purchased a note 3 at launch. Think they'll help us out?

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I hope so! I just bought 2 notes on the 10th. That sucks!

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elemino says:

They won't, I just left the store. They said only if it was within 14 days. I'm filing an official complaint, because that is a very dirty way to treat loyal customers. The phone hasn't even been out a month yet. I bought the most expensive phone they sell, I have been a Loyal customer for 6 years, I haven't had as much as a single late payment, and I've had this Damn insurance I have yet to use once. I want compensation!

The SPCS Guy says:

Here we go with the me too scenario! It is for upgrades, and NEW customers and if you weren't within the promotional period, add a NEW Line!

keith2k1 says:

That's stupid to add a new line at ten dollars per month. AT&T does this crap all the time and the loyal people that are with them get screwed every single time.

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303kush says:

Return the phone if your within the return period and just repurchase it there again to be an asshole to them lol

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Man! I just bought 2 Galaxy Notes. Wonder of they would give me a free one!?

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SlimJ87D says:

If you literally just got them, you have 14 days to return it. I would just go return them and redo your transaction over again so you get 2 free 7" babies.

keith2k1 says:

Only issue with that is the restock fees

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jlczl says:

From the source document:

free**

** Activation/upgrade and early termination fees apply. Qual. svc req'd on both devices.

So is free really free?

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Yes. You don't pay for the tablet....

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jlczl says:

I don't think so. Free to me would be not paying anything extra for it; ie, when I go in to buy a Galaxy S4 I also get a tablet at no charge......essentially if I pay the same amount as if I would have only bought the S4 and nothing more.

If I have to pay anything more, that is no longer free in my book.

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So if someone gave you a free car... It isn't free cause you have to put gas in it?

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Xenx says:

I agree that the tablet is free and remains so even if they do require a contract for it. The reality is, you aren't required to put gas in the car. Nobody is making you drive it. In the case of the tablet, you have to pay for service.. even if you only want wifi capabilities.

Andy Mei says:

It's not free if it requires the free car can only fill up gas from 'someone'.

jlczl says:

LOL at Maclamond1979. A tablet is perfectly useable without a monthly fee attatched to it whereas a car isn't without gas. Not a good comparison.

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I know. But we can sit here all day and over analyze "free". The damn thing is free. Or if you can't handle the word free, then you saved about $180 lol

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keith2k1 says:

+1

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MarkSeven says:

U still gotta put it on a plan.. and if u cancel before the contract ends u probably gotta pay for it too.. Not THAT free. Just no down payment.

jonathan3579 says:

Which in essence means there is no deal here whatsoever.

NovaSS369 says:

Obviously there's a deal here. If you are in the market for both and to have data on each you are saving big time.

SpidermanXP7 says:

Yes, so at an extra $10 a month for 12 months might as well just buy the nexus 7, Doesn't seem like that good of a deal if you have to add it to a data plan.

Lang Marong says:

The devil is in the detail. They have you by the balls for two years....

scorpioevo8 says:

$10 per month for 24 months (2-year contract) = $240 for a tablet that costs $179 ( I think). not a good deal.

SlimJ87D says:

Can't you just cancel the data plan right away just like how if you get a smartphone you can cancel the data plan the day of if you plan on selling the phone and continue to use a dumb phone? There have been no penalties for me doing this.

I pay for 2 smartphones and 2 dumbphones but I use the upgrades for the dumbphones to get smartphones to sell which I cancel the data plans immediately.

No, not without getting hit with an ETF. Essentially, what you're doing is putting the tablet on a new line of service, except that that line is only for data.

This isn't much different than the deals where, if you buy one phone, you get a second one free. The only difference is that this is for a free tablet. If you were going to buy a tablet anyway, it's a good deal. If you weren't, not so much.

SlimJ87D says:

IC, So the tablet actually goes on contract itself. Makes sense.

Deke218 says:

And you will get bored of it before that 2 years is up. As stated above, better to buy a WiFi Nexus 7.

erwaso says:

LTE version is $299

Lekoq Grande says:

shouldn't even call it a tablet, my note 3 is faster than this tab 3..its more for the children

maj71303 says:

you don't pay for the tablet but cancel the service and that $150 ETF will likely apply. But I tell you what the mobile service on my Windows RT tablet is invaluable because you can't do everything on a phone.

Techngro says:

Jesus, have you people still not gotten that 'free' with any of these companies never actually means 'FREE'. Not only are they locking you into one of those disgusting contracts for your phone, they are locking you into one for the 'free' tablet as well.

Don't let them sucker you in. In the immortal words of Admiral Ackbar:

IT'S A TRAP!!!!!!

jlczl says:

This ^^^^^^^ +9000. People are so gullible.......to put it mildly.

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andrewq911 says:

I just bought a note 3... 6 days ago...

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claude3rd says:

Same here...

Shawheim says:

@AlexDobie the Tab 3 in the picture is the 8 inch, not the 7 inch!

rchapman80 says:

I'm confused by some of your comments about not being free. If you need a tablet with LTE (always on internet and you were going to buy one outright, then technically the tablet is free. They are not charging you anything for it.

For example, I can go buy a Nexus LTE 7 for $349 from Google. Then go to AT&T and pay a monthly data fee. Say this data fee is $10. So for 2 years that is an additional $240 for a total cost of ownership of $589.

I can go to AT&T get this tablet for $0 then add it to my plan and say pay $10 for 2 years. The total cost of ownership is $240.

Now my data fees maybe low but the math still works. Its like signing up for anything where they give you something for nothing. They are locking you into some kind of service fee because no smart company is going to just give you anything.

Oh and if you get tired of the tablet in less than 2 years. Sell it (ebay, swappa, etc) and buy yourself a new one. As long as you pay for the data service for 2 years you owe AT&T nothing additional.

Exactly. I think people are over thinking it. They said you get a free tablet, not free service. They aren't lying...the tablet is free lol

jlczl says:

Try going in to AT&T to buy an S4 and convincing them you can take the tablet for free. I guarantee you won't be able to leave the store without paying more than if you only took the S4.

The tablet is not free.....it's a good deal if you need a data contract but it is NOT free by any means.

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jlczl says:

1.) Not many people "need" a tablet with LTE now that data can be freely tethered by most carriers.
2.) With T-Mobile you can just bring in any tablet with compatible bands and get up to 200mb of data truly free.....nothing out of your pocket.
3.) True, for those that don't like option one or two this is a good deal......but it's not free in the real sense of the word.

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The tablet is free no matter what you say.

They aren't charging you for the tablet. They are charging you for the data. To get so technical about it makes no sense.

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jlczl says:

Rchapman80, you say total coat of ownership is $240. Even using your numbers the point is made. There IS a cost to the ownership...it is $240, not $0 which would be free.

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rchapman80 says:

But my point is the tablet cost you nothing in the first place. It is technically free. If I brought by own tablet I would have to buy the tablet and then by the service.

In AT&T's instance, you only buy the service. That is a separate entity. Two separate things.

jlczl says:

If you brought your own tablet you don't have to buy data. You can get it free from T-Mobile or even from your own already data enabled cell phone on most major carriers.

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maj71303 says:

The tablet is free but the service for it is not. If you are buying one of the qualifying devices and staying with At&t then it might be a good deal since it's only $10 more on mobile share. I could see them giving the tablets away if they were just wifi, but these are 3G / 4G LTE tablets. So the fact that they want to add them to you on contract is understandable. Everyone wants something for free but they ain't going to let you fleece them on devices like that. especially how much they cost to buy outright.

K White1 says:

My brother got this, yesterday. I really like it, especially for free or $49 with my carrier, but I just don't feel the need for a tablet, personally. So far, all of my secondary devices have been severely underused.

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ctleng76 says:

Darn, I should have waited a couple months to get my GS4.

Wayne173 says:

Isn't this new tri band a step back for Sprint. I thought i read somewhere that with the new implementation of this tri band that simultaneous data and voice has been dropped. I think it was on the LG G2 that you cannot make calls and have data at the same time.

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BRENDO702 says:

So I just bought my note 3 a week ago. Can I still claim this?

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BRENDO702 says:

So I just bought my note 3 a week ago. Can I still claim this?

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BRENDO702 says:

So I just bought my note 3 a week ago. Can I still claim this?

Posted from my Galaxy S4 or Note 3

The SPCS Guy says:

LET'S NOT FORGET THIS IS THE AT&T COUNTER TO T-MOBILE'S OFFERING OF 200MB OF FREE DATA ON ANY TABLET STARTING NOVEMBER 1ST!

IT'S NOT A VERY GOOD OFFERING

keith2k1 says:

This deal is garbage.

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reschp says:

I got a Samsung Note 8.0 free when I purchased my new Galaxy S4. I just had to add a data plan for it. That's quite a welcome for a BlackBerry convert. Thanks AT&T.

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