Nexus 7 with LTE arrives: $349 includes 32 GB storage, month of free data

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If a Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 7 doesn’t cut it for you road warriers, perhaps the new LTE model will: Google(s goog) is now selling the Nexus 7 with integrated LTE on the Google Play store for $349. This version includes 32 GB of storage, so the addition of LTE connectivity is just $80 over the comparable Wi-Fi only model.

That’s pretty aggressive pricing on Google’s part. For that matter, the entire Nexus 7 line is priced well when compared to Apple’s(s aapl) iPad mini, which starts at $329 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi model. The Nexus also has a much better display with 1920 x 1200 resolution fit in a 7-inch screen.

Nexus 7 display up close

The new LTE model is unlocked but comes with a T-Mobile(s tmus) SIM card. Sweetening this deal is one month of free mobile broadband data, up to 2 GB, on T-Mobile’s LTE network. The slate also supports frequencies for AT&T’s(s t) network covering LTE in these bands — 700, 850, AWS, 1900 MHz — and HSPA fallback in the 850, 900, AWS, 1900, 2100 MHz frequencies.

After the free month of T-Mobile service, Nexus 7 owners can get month-to-month service ranging from 500 MB to 10.5 GB costing between $20 and $70 a month. It’s a clever move on T-Mobile’s part to get people to try its new LTE network; if the carrier delivers on performance and coverage, it’s sure to benefit from folks who sign up for additional service.

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NexusFan

if I get a T-mobile version, can I use with ATT sim later or any GSM sim?

athanasius

Does anybody know what LTE frequencies it covers? if it’s only 700-800 mhz it won’t work anywhere except the US

Craig Campbell

Ordered and shipped! Now, to take my Wi-Fi model back to Best Buy :-(

Marcelo

Can we get one of these even if we are tourists who are just passing by in the USA ? It would be nice to have LTE access when we are there.
Marcelo
from Brazil

Marcelo

But, if I am in the US, can I just buy it and take to my hotel, or do I need to provide an american address to register for this plan ? Could I maybe use the hotel as address ?
Thanks
Marcelo, still in Brazil

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