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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chmodx, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. chmodx

    chmodx Well-Known Member
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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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  2. Anges

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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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