Sprint announced Thursday that it will begin offering Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on Nov. 11 for $549.99. The device supports Sprint's new 4G LTE network and will be available with LTE plans starting at $14.99 per month for 300MB of data. You can also choose to buy a 3GB plan ($34.99 per month), a 6GB plan ($49.99 per month) or a 12GB plan ($79.99 per month).
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 10.1-inch display, a 3-megapixel camera, a VGA front-facing camera for video chat, an IR blaster for controlling your television and a large 7,000mAh battery that should get you through at least a day of use.
Sprint's 4G LTE network is currently available in 32 cities, so you'll want to make sure you're in one of them to take advantage of the faster data speeds, but it plans to cover 115 additional cities in the "coming months."
First 4G LTE Tablet from Sprint, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Available Beginning Nov. 11 for $549.99
New tablet plans offer customers up to 20 percent more data than AT&T on similarly priced tablet plans
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Nov. 1, 2012 – Sprint (NYSE:S), the only national
carrier with Truly Unlimited℠ 4G LTE data for smartphones while on the Sprint
network, will offer its first 4G LTE tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 10.1, beginning
Sunday, Nov. 11, for $549.99 (excluding taxes and surcharges). It will be available in Sprint retail stores, online at www.sprint.com or by calling 1-800-SPRINT1.
"Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 brings Sprint 4G LTE to a new category of device and
expands a portfolio already recognized as one of the industry's best," said David
Owens, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. "This new tablet combined
with the Sprint 4G LTE network and our aggressively priced tablet rate plan options
offer consumers and business users an exciting new way to stay connected and productive with a large workspace in an easily portable device."
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can be activated on one of the new, aggressively priced month-
to-month tablet rate plans for Sprint 4G LTE-enabled tablets. Starting at $14.99
for 300MB of 3G/4G LTE data, $34.99 for 3GB of data, $49.99 for 6GB of data and
$79.99 for 12GB of data, Sprint's new plans offer 20 percent more data for the same price as AT&T at the $14.99 and $50 tablet rate plan1.
Sprint smartphone customers2 can add Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to their account with a
specially discounted rate plan that includes 1GB of data for only $15 per month or as
little as $10 per month for 100MB of data on the Sprint network. For a limited time, Sprint is waiving the activation fee on all 3G/4G LTE tablets.
With Sprint, 20 percent more data than AT&T on the $49.99 plan equals 1GB or approximately 50,000 emails, 2,000 web page views or 3,333 more picture uploads. 3
Sprint also offers convenient Sprint Mobile Broadband Passes for tablets that provide
customers with the freedom and flexibility to bill to a credit card when they might
only need a plan occasionally. Sprint Mobile Broadband Passes for tablets start at
$14.99 for 300MB of 3G/4G LTE data, $34.99 for 3GB of data, $49.99 for 6GB of
data and $79.99 for 12GB of data and offer 20 percent more data for the same price
as AT&T at the $14.99 and $50 rate plans and 20 percent more data for the same
price as Verizon at the $50 and $80 rate plans4. (All rate plans exclude taxes and surcharges.)
Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) 5, Galaxy
Tab 2 10.1 boasts access to the Sprint 4G LTE network (available in select markets),
Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a beautiful
10.1-inch touchscreen display. Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 also features two cameras, a rear-
facing 3-megapixel camera and camcorder for capturing life's important moments as they happen and a front-facing VGA camera for Face Unlock and video chat.
With the built-in IR Blaster, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can be used as a universal smart
remote that helps users easily find their favorite TV shows and control their TV, set
top box and other home theater equipment. It also comes with AllShare® to easily
share photo albums, videos and other user-generated content between other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified® devices.
On-device encryption and VPN access also help ensure the tablet is secure for
business use. The 7,000mAh battery allows businesses to keep their workers
connected all day long. The 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability can be used to
share a web connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously so teams can work away from the office.
Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and currently offers
service in 32 cities. Continuing its nationwide rollout of 4G LTE, Sprint recently
announced plans to deliver 4G LTE to an additional 115 cities in the coming months.
For the most up-to-date details on Sprint's 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit