If you've been eyeing the HSPA+ version of Google's Nexus 7, AT&T is now offering you a little incentive. If you buy a Nexus 7 with 3G and agree to a 2-year data plan contract, AT&T will give you a $100 bill credit. It's not the best deal in mobile, but if you're planning to stick with AT&T for a while it's free money. What? You're going to turn your nose up at free?

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This promotion mirrors a deal AT&T started running on its officially supported tablets late last year. With that offer customers could get a $100 subsidy on the upfront cost of a tablet in exchange for signing a 2-year contract. As near as we can tell, the original deal was not compatible with the Nexus 7, hence this is a bill credit and not a subsidy. To get the credit on the Nexus 7, you have to buy the tablet for the full $299 cost from Google, then call the number listed or visit an AT&T store to accept the contract offer.

Eligible plans include the $10 Mobile Share lines available to existing smartphone customers, as well as postpaid standalone data plans. The data-only plans come in three flavors: $15/250MB, $30/3GB, and $50/5GB. The deal is only good through February 14. The HSPA+ Nexus 7 is currently showing a 3-5 day shipping time, so order up if this appeals to you.

[Nexus 7 with HSPA+ on Google Play]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.gilboy Richard Gilboy

    This would be interesting with the Nexus 7 refresh. Also, AT&T if you want to move money then allow us to bring phones to the DataConnect plan. Stubborn dumbpipe.

  • http://twitter.com/EnriqueTolon Enrique

    Hell no!!!!!!!!!!

  • mgamerz

    You almost had me... but then I saw 2 year contract. Not worth it. With the tmobile unlimited data/100 minutes prepaid plan (which I don't know if it works with a data-only device. don't know if has to be a special sim or jsut don't tell tmo) you'd save way more than 100 bucks.

  • topgun966

    Rip off, now free with 2 year, then we can talk

  • Johnny Murillo

    $99 W/2 Year Contract Sounds Better? But If I Could, I Would Just Buy It For $299 Off Contract & Put My AT&T Grandfathered $30/Month Unlimited Data Sim Card In It & Use It As My Smartphone With A Bluetooth Headset? But I Don't Think It Has Talk Capabilities, Just Data???…

    • ej_knight

      Just use grooveip with your google voice number. I've made a phone call or two from my nexus 7 and it works fine.

  • aNYthing6

    That's an awful deal.

    • http://twitter.com/simp1istic simp1istic

      Yes, please no one do this.

  • saby

    I need to download Google play to install whatsup how do I do it

  • Superguy

    Ya, and put a $350 ETF on it for that $100 credit. No thanks ...

  • Joe Menard

    It should be free if you have to deal with them for 2 years

  • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

    Seriously, AT&T? You're so pitifully out of touch...