09-06-2012 11:09 PM
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  1. NickA's Avatar
    AC reported today that a 3g N7 was in the works and launching within weeks. Would you have purchased the wf-fi only N7 had you known a 3g version was coming out?

    I tether to my GNex, but it kills the battery on my phone. I'm all for a 3g model. I think I would take it with me more with the 3g connectivity.

    So who's going to get one?
    Ry, pepper rundle and jakestorm like this.
    09-03-2012 11:00 AM
  2. opteron7's Avatar
    Serious.... frack. Yes I would have gotten the 3g. I travel quite a bit so 3g would have been great. Hopefully the dimensions are the same so I can use the portenzo case I have on order.



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    09-03-2012 11:17 AM
  3. rootbrain's Avatar
    Nope, don't need it. Wifi pretty much available in most places, even the camp site i usually go to. I can tether to my Rezound when that's not avaialble, and wouldn't be for extended periods anyway. I have an 8000maH portable charger that can recharge my N7 and my HTC Rezound twice from under 25% charge.
    09-03-2012 11:27 AM
  4. still1's Avatar
    tether from my Nexus phone to Nexus 7... why pay extra for 3g data when you can do it for free.
    but i understand people needing the 3G.. but i dont think its for me.
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    09-03-2012 12:12 PM
  5. 1812dave's Avatar
    i can tether. besides, I don't really use my tablet away from wifi, and even if I did, having unlimited data, I'd have to switch plans AFAIK and there is zero chance of me doing that. regardless of the plan deals, I'm not willing to spend ANY more money, just to have an N7 on 3G, which is too slow for my liking, anyways.
    09-03-2012 12:38 PM
  6. Paul627g's Avatar
    I'm considering picking up the N7 very soon, but I will be going the WIFI route. I want access on the move then I'll just tether to my phone.

    Other than the addition of 3g radio they claim there is no other hardware changes/improvements so I wouldn't expect to be looking for any fixes to existing hardware/build complaints.
    09-03-2012 12:41 PM
  7. pbelfi's Avatar
    Nope, I tether from my Samsung Galaxy, and not that often because I have free wifi all around me, plus I don't need or want the added cost for a 3g data plan.

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    09-03-2012 01:32 PM
  8. NickA's Avatar
    i can tether. besides, I don't really use my tablet away from wifi, and even if I did, having unlimited data, I'd have to switch plans AFAIK and there is zero chance of me doing that. regardless of the plan deals, I'm not willing to spend ANY more money, just to have an N7 on 3G, which is too slow for my liking, anyways.
    Yeah, I forgot about the unlimited. I'm currently still unlimited on VZW. And the N7 being a media consumption device (for most people), I can see it going through a 2GB or 4GB plan in a week.
    09-03-2012 01:39 PM
  9. Chocoburger's Avatar
    Nope, I already feel that my $30 a month fee is going to waste (I don't travel much) no way would I pay yet another bill when I can tether.

    Also, it will receive updates slower since it's carrier branded.
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    09-03-2012 01:53 PM
  10. jtaclas's Avatar
    3G is nice, but not a necessity for me. I take the N7 almost everywhere and tether it to my Galaxy Nexus. Lets hope the premium for a 3g radio isn't that high for those who opt for it.
    09-03-2012 05:43 PM
  11. dsw1519's Avatar
    Nope, don't need it. Wifi pretty much available in most places, even the camp site i usually go to. I can tether to my Rezound when that's not avaialble, and wouldn't be for extended periods anyway. I have an 8000maH portable charger that can recharge my N7 and my HTC Rezound twice from under 25% charge.
    Agreed. I use FoxFi on my Droid 4, and my portable charger fits both the phone and the N7, but rarely need this set up because wifi is usually available.
    09-03-2012 06:07 PM
  12. berrydroidapple's Avatar
    No, tether to my phones or wife everywhere is enough for me.

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    09-03-2012 06:14 PM
  13. KitN's Avatar
    I would totally go for a 3G version but only unless it was carrier unlocked like the Galaxy Nexus that Google sells right on their Play store.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    09-03-2012 06:19 PM
  14. Jaingo5150's Avatar
    Nope, I already feel that my $30 a month fee is going to waste (I don't travel much) no way would I pay yet another bill when I can tether.

    Also, it will receive updates slower since it's carrier branded.
    Couldn't have said it better. Some carrier will have their filthy rights to it.

    On another note, why would it only be 3g capable? Faster to tether to 4g connection.

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    09-03-2012 06:27 PM
  15. roblox84's Avatar
    I definitely would if the 3g service wouldn't cost anything.

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    09-03-2012 09:07 PM
  16. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    I'll stick to tethering to my GNex...LTE!!!
    09-03-2012 09:08 PM
  17. Ry's Avatar
    I definitely would if the 3g service wouldn't cost anything.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    lol
    09-03-2012 10:10 PM
  18. dmmarck's Avatar
    Nah, tethering does the job and having another bill is something I don't need .
    09-03-2012 10:12 PM
  19. booboolala2000's Avatar
    I would just tether with my GNEX. Plus I don't want Verizon messing around with my tablet too.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    09-03-2012 10:17 PM
  20. multo's Avatar
    No, tether to my phones or wife everywhere is enough for me.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    I'm sure you mean wifi, right?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    09-03-2012 10:27 PM
  21. Younjulius's Avatar
    Another GNexus user. I won't trade mine with any phone if no built-in hotspot, system selling feature for me.
    09-03-2012 10:30 PM
  22. SeanBlader's Avatar
    No way, 3g would be a battery killer on the Nexus 7. Better to be off network and using local content than paying for an extra data bill.
    09-04-2012 01:41 AM
  23. dralezero's Avatar
    I'm not surprised that any new version would come out soon and base my decision on if I want it now or to wait. Even perhaps another version with a quality rear camera (which I could use, since I am ridding of my phone). For me it was to get rid of my phone sooner as well to same some money. But its been almost two months and have I gotten around to doing that yet? Nope lol.
    09-04-2012 01:45 AM
  24. jd914's Avatar
    A 3G tablet would be a waste of money for current Android users because it's so easy to tether. I can't find a single reason why an Android user would even consider a 3G tablet if he/she already is a Nexus 7 owner.
    09-04-2012 07:08 AM
  25. rootbrain's Avatar
    Nope, I already feel that my $30 a month fee is going to waste (I don't travel much) no way would I pay yet another bill when I can tether.

    Also, it will receive updates slower since it's carrier branded.


    +1 THIS, nice catch Choco, hadn't even thought of that one.
    09-04-2012 07:37 AM
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