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Old October 2nd, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I think ASUS makes the best tablets, I really do. I had a TF101 before, sold it because I wasn't feeling into tablets after a while.

My question though is with the padfone. I pay for a smartphone w/unlimited data, and Verizon phone service for $71 a month.

That's 852 a year.

Now, if I added a tablet with 4g access @30/month, that'd be 360 more, or 1212. Find a tablet on ebay for ~300(Xoom).

Purchase a Padfone for the typical going rate of 900 + annual contract rate of 71 a month, paying total 1752.

Doing the math, unless you get this on a contract discounted rate, the Padfone(while very cool) seems like a bad investment.

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I already had a contract, I just switched my sim card from my old phone to the padFone phone/tablet combo.

I sold my old phone for over half of what it would have cost me - the phone was free with a 2 year contract.

When my contract runs out in a few months I wont have to sign a new one and I have a new phone.
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