It took a few months longer than everyone was hoping, but Verizon is finally supporting the 2013 Nexus 7. Big Red is even selling the device, if you don't want to get it from Google Play for some reason. However, the pricing isn't awesome. Verizon wants $249.99 for the Nexus 7 with a 2-year contract.

2014-02-13 09_24_25-Nexus 7 from Google

The off-contract price of the LTE Nexus 7 is $349.99, which is the same as the Google price. $100 off for a 2-year contract seems ridiculous, especially as contracts are increasingly falling out of favor. At least the off-contract price from Verizon hasn't been bumped up at all.

This is the same device you'd get from Google Play, except it has a Verizon SIM instead of AT&T or T-Mobile. Although, the Verizon description incorrectly says the Nexus 7 has a 1080p display – it's actually 1920x1200. Close enough?


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  • Daniel

    That's what I got at AT&T. I didn't even buy it from them.

    I don't think it's such a big deal. I only pay ~$10 a month. They get ~$240 over two years, I get $100 up front.

  • rmkilc

    Title is misleading. It is not "Verizon's" Nexus 7. Saying so makes it sound like the Nexus 7 purchased through Verizon is a different SKU than the LTE model bought elsewhere. It is my understanding if you buy the LTE version from Verizon, T-Mobile, Google Play, Staples, etc. it is the exact same SKU.

  • GryphKid44

    Any idea what the ETF would be when they only subsidize $100?

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  • BigMixxx

    This pos ellipsis 7 is gone.

    • Matthew Merrick

      huh? its still there.