Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Verizon promo gives $50 discount on phone and tablet combos

updated 01:35 pm EDT, Mon August 1, 2011

Verizon cuts 50 on buying tablet with smartphone

Verizon has quietly started up a month-long promo to spur on tablet adoption. Anyone who buys a smartphone on a two-year contract between August 1 and 31 gets a $50 discount on buying a 3G or 4G tablet at the same time, also on a contract. Unlike most such promos, it includes the iPad 2 in addition to the Android tablets on Verizon's roster.

Only the original iPad and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi are exceptions to the deal. Verizon takes care to include both new and upgrading customers as well as small-to-medium businesses and its own staff.

Verizon regularly has multi-device deals and is best known for its BOGO (Buy One Get One) deals, but until now it hasn't done the same for tablets. The discount may be to get more customers signing up for tablet contracts, which so far hasn't proved successful in the US. Most Americans and those in other key countries often prefer to buy 3G or 4G devices at full price and use them with prepaid data.

The discount might play into Samsung's hands the most. It already subsidizes the Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G model down to $529 with a contract and would get buyers down to $479 where Apple's model will still cost $100 more. [via Droid-Life]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News