Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Hi guys, I'm planning on getting a Nexus 7, but I have 2 questions before I buy. First, I would like to know if this a good deal! I coworker is selling his 32GB Nexus 7 with wifi and mobile data (used very slightly but in mint condition). It has all the accessories and packaging, comes with a case, and a AT&T 4G Sim card never activated before.

    All for $325. Is this a good deal? It really looks like it's a deal, but I don't know that much about the Nexus 7 to feel confident with purchasing it.

    Also, I plan to root it to run emulators and play games with a PS3 controller. I have never rooted before so I'm a little scared! Will I still be able to use the 4G Sim card normally after rooting the tablet? Are there any side effects, like could I potentially mess up the tablet permanently? I assume since I'm getting it from my coworker it won't have a warranty.

    Thanks!
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    you can get it brand new for $299.
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Well yes, but without a case, and a 4G sim card. But still, I'm not quite sure this is a deal because I don't know much about the tablet!
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    It's 3G not 4G. And mine new from the play store with taxes and shipping was $334.12. Comes with the rapid replacement warranty and is new. So no, not a "good deal". Not a terrible one either, but I think somewhere in the 250ish range would be the only way I would consider it over a NEW one. Cases are cheap and I almost never use mine....
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Oh, is it not 4G? For some reason i thought it was, and he said the Sim card was that. Okay, so let's say the Sim card is about $25, and the case about $40. So it's pretty much used+free case or brand new without one. Do they still have the play store $25 credit on buying this new?

    Also, does rooting void the warranty?
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Rooting will void the warranty but you can always unroot should you run into hardware issues. I would buy it new if i were you. The extra $30 you may spend to buy a case, sim is worth the it. Plus i think a sim is very cheap, AT&T actually gave me mine for free...
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Here's for $275 with a nice case....

  8. Thread Author  Thread Author    #8  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Quote Originally Posted by mathelm View Post
    Here's for $275 with a nice case....

    Wow, thanks so much! So all the $300 models of the Nexus 7 are only 3G? I thought I saw somewhere that some are 4G, or at least HSPA+ (comparable to 4G).
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    I think that's right, HSPA+ comparable to 4g I mean. At the Google store, 32gb 3g is $299, 32gb is $249 and 16gb is $199, which are the only models currently available. The 299 32gb version being the only one with 3g,....
  10. #10  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Apav View Post
    Oh, is it not 4G? For some reason i thought it was, and he said the Sim card was that. Okay, so let's say the Sim card is about $25, and the case about $40. So it's pretty much used+free case or brand new without one. Do they still have the play store $25 credit on buying this new?

    Also, does rooting void the warranty?
    Just saw this one, AT&T sim comes with it...free...
  11. Thread Author  Thread Author    #11  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Oh so all of the $300 versions come with a prepaid sim card for free? Or am I misunderstanding something?
  12. #12  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    It comes with the "4G" sim card and the cases are like 7 bucks online.
  13. #13  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Apav View Post
    Oh, is it not 4G? For some reason i thought it was, and he said the Sim card was that. Okay, so let's say the Sim card is about $25, and the case about $40. So it's pretty much used+free case or brand new without one. Do they still have the play store $25 credit on buying this new?

    Also, does rooting void the warranty?
    The sim card comes with the tablet. You don't have to buy one.
  14. Thread Author  Thread Author    #14  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Okay, this might be stupid question but this is what is stopping me from getting the 3G version. If I tether my Nexus 7 to my 4g smartphone, would it boost the nexus 7's speeds if I had the 3G version? Or would I only need the wifi version to tether it to my 4G smartphone?
  15. #15  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    I Don,t think you can use more than one connection at a time. And if you're going to teather it, you don't need the 3g. I don't need it either, but I wanted it just in case.....

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
  16. #16  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    It is hspa + and it is 334 dollars if you were to buy it new. Shiping and tax. If he was to lower the price to say 300 dollars, I see no reason not to buy it. There are a lot of hit and miss with these tablets, I had to teplace it 3 times until I finally got one that is perfect. So if his is good one, get it. Tell him you want to make sure everything is fine with his tablet before you give him cash. And for warranty, since you can getbthese only from google, their replacement warrenty is excellent. If he is your good buddy, there should be no problem for him to return it to google for you if necessary.
  17. #17  

    Default Re: Question about 4g/3g Nexus 7

    Heads up:

    Root isn't needed to play emulators. My N7 and 1X aren't, but I have PSX and N64 emulators running just fine. Not sure about controller though.

Similar Threads

  1. Question about 4G to 3G transisiton
    By j7469 in forum Verizon HTC Thunderbolt
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-24-2011, 07:39 PM
  2. Some questions about 4G Evo and upgrading.
    By JacobMiW in forum HTC EVO 4G
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-29-2010, 04:39 PM
  3. Some questions about 4G EVO from Curve user.
    By JacobMiW in forum HTC EVO 4G
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-05-2010, 02:35 PM
  4. Question about 4G cities
    By hlazlo in forum Sprint
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-04-2010, 08:16 PM
  5. Question about Apps on Nexus one
    By AAFD in forum Google / HTC Nexus One
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-18-2010, 11:18 PM

Posting Permissions

B