If you have been waiting on the LTE variant of the new Nexus 7, now is the time to make your move. The 32GB slate has just gone live in Google Play, and it can be yours for $349 with free 3-5 day shipping. In addition, the device will be appearing in T-Mobile stores come October.

2013-09-09 16_57_06-Nexus 7 (32GB, WiFi   Mobile data, Unlocked   T-Mobile SIM) - Devices on Google

The only difference between this device and the version that launched a few weeks ago is this one has that SIM slot for access to HSPA and LTE networks. The tablet comes with a T-Mobile SIM card, but is unlocked. Buying the device also entitles you to one month of free T-Mobile 4G data at the 2GB tier. After that you pay the normal rate. T-Mobile has already put up support pages for the Nexus 7 which list baseband DEB-GOO_2.25.1_0802 and kernel version 3.4.0-g6537a16. Note that T-Mobile's support doc has the 2012 Nexus 7 specs right now. That's a bizarre oversight.

2013-09-09 16_55_03-Devices on Google Play

Tax will vary from place to place, but expect to pay in the neighborhood of $375 total. The 2-day shipping method boosts the price by $13.99. The LTE Nexus 7 is showing as in stock, shipping in 1-2 days. Don't let that delay you, though. Demand for this device could be high, and the free shipping is for a limited time only.

[Google Play LTE Nexus 7, T-Mobile Support: 1, 2]

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  • Neil Ross Goco

    Can you confirm with Google what LTE bands are really supported on the NA SKU? On the product page it says these are supported: LTE (700, 850, AWS, 1900 MHz). But on this page http://www.google.com/nexus/7/ these bands are supported: 700/750/850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHZ (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/13/17)

    • Kristoff119

      And replace 13 and 17 with 7 and 20 if going with the Euro centered version.

    • danderson10k

      Another 3G HSPA+ tablet released this week that provides both Internet and Voice Calling capability is the Novo 7 EOS($189) -- which is hard to beat on price and features and works with AT&T and T-Mobile without a contract and a SIM card may be used interchangably with both a phone and tablet.

      The Novo 7 EOS is made by Ainol Electronics and offers a 7-inch HD screen (1280x800) 16GB Memory, built-in GPS, dual cameras, a 4400 mAh battery, and Bluetooth - which makes it easy to use a Wireless headset for phone calls.

      Availalbe in the U.S.--goto--Tab l e t S p r i nt--

  • Ben Enos

    What is T-Mobile s normal rate for that plan? I've never had a tablet with cellular data and I'm currently on att as a grandfathered plan with unlimited data. So if I buy one I will. Oct likely use T-Mobile for the tablet and keep my grandfathered att service.

    • charles anderson

      30 a month

      • Ben Enos

        And that's for 2gb of data? How much for each extra gb?

        • Kristoff119

          You can do the $30 walmart cell plan that has 100 min and 5GB high speed data instead. After the initial allotment of data, on either plan, the speed is throttled to "2g"(though it's much slower than the threshold of 384kbps).

          • Ben Enos

            Thanks, I'm going to look into it for sure. If the tablet is used at home I can just use wifi, it's really only for when we are out or on a car trip that I would need wireless service so 5gb is probably plenty.

          • Kristoff119

            I'm sorry, but I just found out they have been blocking tablets using sims activated on phone plans. As an alternative you might try the Walmart data plans that are 35 for 3.5GB or 50 for 5GB(essentially the same price). They both last for 60 days, though I'm unsure of what happens when you hit the limit, I'm almost positive its the same as the other one I mentioned since they are both dealt with through T-Mobile.

          • ?

            Do u mean that we will not be able to talk out our slim card from our cell phone and put in the tablet and use it. Because the cell phone companyes will not let us.

          • rcauvin

            My Galaxy Nexus pre-paid T-Mobile SIM card does not fit in my Nexus 7 LTE.

      • Danny Holyoake

        Lol wow. I pay £13 a month for truly unlimited data. Better still, my carrier, Three UK, is beginning their 4G rollout and they have VOWED to not increase prices - once 4G rolls out in my area I will get LTE overnight so long as I have a 4G-capable phone. No extra charge, still truly unlimited.

        The US is getting shafted.

        • Kristoff119

          Big time, but are you talking about a data only device? In Armenia I only paid $12 for 30 days unlimited data on 2 phones.

          • NeedName

            Who are you using for those prices in the US? . . . haven't' found anything near that low price.

          • Kristoff119

            That is the price in Armenia, $6 per phone, that's why we are getting shafted in the USA. The best price you can get here is only if you specifically are tethering on T-Mobile, like I am, Sprint, or grandfathered Verizon.

  • Victor Loureiro

    Needed more LTE bands, since it will never be sold in some countries :/

    • Kristoff119

      Septaband LTE isn't enough?

      • Victor Loureiro

        Not in Brazil, unfortunately.

        • Kristoff119

          In Brazil you have band 38 and 7 for LTE, more prevalently 7. You can get the European version of the N7 which supports bands 7 and 20 in place of the 13 and 17 That the NA version supports. If you're saying that you wish it was sold in Brazil, I guess it doesn't matter what it supports...

          • Victor Loureiro

            I'm saying it won't be released in Brazil at least until it's become obsolete.
            Is it a fact tha European version will support band 7? If so, that would do, though I have no means to purchase it from a Europe Play Store, since it won't deliver here. I'm going to the US in a couple of weeks, guess I'll have to settle for wifi.

  • Spruce Cycle

    Boring. Get a Samsung product instead (cept N10)

    • redthunda69

      Hope you enjoy 3 year old specs and slow OS updates.

      • Spruce Cycle

        Keep dreaming Mr. Mygpstouchscreen is broke

        • Kristoff119

          Oh yes, that's never happened to a Samsung device...

          • Spruce Cycle

            No, it never has. Ever.
            Certainly not two releases in a row with the exact same devices with the exact same issues. N10 is made by Samsung and has suffered NONE of those problems EVER.

          • Isfa

            In the case of the Galaxy S1, I beg to differ. A manufacturing error that was NEVER corrected by Samsung.

          • Spruce Cycle

            You make no point.

      • Tim242

        Nexus devices come with outaded specs and tech.

  • dibob

    tax kills it.

  • Zach Mauch

    now when will this hit AOSP? I'm wanting to know if the LTE binaries and drivers are in there or not.

  • Dan

    Can I switch my AT&T unlimited data plan (grandfathered from original ipad) to nexus 7. I already have the Sim for the LTE when I upgraded to the IPad 3rd Gen.

  • Dima Q

    hey, what state/zip do you live in? as in what state/zip corresponds to the screenshot?