Though it previously retailed for $599, the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab can now be purchased from Best Buy without a contract for just $499. The price drop may be an indication that the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab could retail for much less.
The new price also puts the Galaxy Tab in direct competition with the cheapest Apple iPad (16GB, WiFi-only), which also retails for $499.
Although this version of the Galaxy Tab does not come with a contract, it still requires a Verizon account to activate it after purchase. The monthly price plans are as follows:
- $20/month for 1GB of data
- $35/month for 3GB of data
- $50/month for 5GB of data
- $80/month for 8GB of data
After purchasing the device and signing up for a plan, you must commit to it for at least a month before you are allowed to cancel the contract. Still, it's a decent deal - enjoy!
Source: Android Central