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After such a long wait, the Nexus 7 is finally ready to make its Verizon Wireless debut. For the better part of a year now, Google has offered an affordable tablet with cellular radios tucked away inside that the US's largest carrier refused to activate (granted, there were ways to get around this). But now, the Big Red and the Nexus 7 are cuddling up just in time for Valentine's Day. Starting February 13th, people who own the 7-inch tablet will be able to activate it on Verizon's network.

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For a limited time, customers will have the option to pick up the tablet from Verizon directly for $249.99 with a new two-year activation. After that, the price will rise to $349.99 online and in stores. People with their own Nexus 7 can add the tablet to a Share Everything for an additional $10 a month, as long as they've downloaded the latest Android software update.

Source: Verizon Wireless

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

    Wow, that means my Nexus 7 will finally be recognized in My Verizon! I'll actually be able to do the same things everyone else can do without having to call customer service any time I need to do anything. Awesome.

    Seriously, though? $249 with a 2-year activation which will eventually go up to $349? $349 for a contract on Verizon or $349 off contract through Google Play. You can't make this shit up. Only Verizon.

    • nofearofimaginarymen

      Yuck. Not exactly enticing.

  • Dan

    Verizon, you asshats.

  • Danny Holyoake

    "pick up the tablet from Verizon directly for $249.99 with a new two-year activation. After that, the price will rise to $349.99 online and in stores. People with their own Nexus 7 can add the tablet to a Share Everything for an additional $10 a month"

    Holy crap what a rip-off. And you say this is the best carrier in the US? Wow.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

      In terms of coverage area and having a decent-speed data connection pretty much anywhere you live or work, they and AT&T are. The end.

      • Annon

        Even if T-Mobile or Sprint has 50% of their coverage, if that 50% covers your home, work and places you frequent they are the better deal and appreciate your business more. Verizon's LTE rollout is done, the competitors have nothing to do but to improve daily.

    • Joshua

      >And you say this is the best carrier in the US? Wow.

      Well, no one said they were good people, only that they're the best carrier in terms of coverage and such, which they hands-down are. They're assholes in every other regard, though.

  • Wyatt Neal

    Go T-Mobile 250Mb for free! Fight the man and sue the guy that stole your tie! :)

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    verizon is a horrible company, do the world a favor and dont do business with them.

    • Ben.joo

      Eh, maybe I would but I don't see a better option out there. Plus this ol' unlimited plan I cling to works real nice for me.

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