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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 7" Is it a good tablet????

    Quote Originally Posted by BoredandTattooed View Post
    There isnt a better 7" tab than the nexus really

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    Everyone has different needs.

    I got this tablet because it was free and I needed data with it for my kids.

    So far it has proven to be a great asset.

    I've never had a Nexus 7 so don't know if it's better.

    But for my needs and not paying for it anything up front, it definitely makes it the best choice for my family.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 7" Is it a good tablet????

    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    Yes, in another thread someone suggested talkatone from the play store. I've used it already and works pretty good off your Google Voice number, if you have one. :thumbup:

    I understand that also magic jack will work, I have magic jack at home, I'll test it tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 7" Is it a good tablet????

    I cancelled the insurance. Between the case I have for it and a second carry case that I have, it is well protected.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 7" Is it a good tablet????

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Zagotti View Post
    I cancelled the insurance. Between the case I have for it and a second carry case that I have, it is well protected.

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    What cases do you have?
    Can you post pictures please?
    I've been thinking about getting one but don't know which one.

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    Amazon.com: BOOK COVER GARNET RED FOR: Camera & Photo

    It was only $35. The link is above if you are interested.
    Everywhere else I've looked it seems to be $50. Too much. But $35 was good enough for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    That looks good. How much was the cover for the Tab 3?
    I've been thinking about getting one.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 7" Is it a good tablet????

    Quote Originally Posted by axllebeer View Post
    Amazon.com: BOOK COVER GARNET RED FOR: Camera & Photo

    It was only $35. The link is above if you are interested.
    Everywhere else I've looked it seems to be $50. Too much. But $35 was good enough for me.
    Thanks. I never registered my GS4 with Samsung, I'm thinking about doing it and getting 50% off the red or white cover. That would be $25 which is $10 cheaper then Amazon.

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    I bought a Travelocity soft neoprene case from Big Lots, I think it cost $8. My case on the tab is called Moko Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 case sold on Amazon for $5.99.


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    I got the Galaxy Tab 3 7" from AT&T about a month or so ago. I like it a lot, plus I can use the data from my whole shared data plan when I'm away from WiFi. Another good thing is when the Tab 4 comes to AT&T next year I can trade this one in for it if I wish with that AT&T Next thing.

    This is the second Tab I've owned, had the first Tab 7" from Sprint a few years back. One thing I highly dislike tho... no built-in texting app. The first Tab 7" I had from Sprint had a true Android texting app, Tab 3 doesn't at all. Pretty sure I've read that Tab 2 had one too, so not sure why they left it out of Tab 3. Besides that I really like the Tab 3 7".
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    Tiger Direct and other online retailers are offering the WiFi version for $159.99 as I type this. Been wanting a tablet for awhile (mostly for an E-Reader) and trust Samsung as a brand. However I've also considered looked at that Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet but of course that has service tied to it.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 7" Is it a good tablet????

    Quote Originally Posted by OMGr8573 View Post
    I got the Galaxy Tab 3 7" from AT&T about a month or so ago. I like it a lot, plus I can use the data from my whole shared data plan when I'm away from WiFi. Another good thing is when the Tab 4 comes to AT&T next year I can trade this one in for it if I wish with that AT&T Next thing.

    This is the second Tab I've owned, had the first Tab 7" from Sprint a few years back. One thing I highly dislike tho... no built-in texting app. The first Tab 7" I had from Sprint had a true Android texting app, Tab 3 doesn't at all. Pretty sure I've read that Tab 2 had one too, so not sure why they left it out of Tab 3. Besides that I really like the Tab 3 7".
    I guess Samsung is trying to push their ChatOn service.
    Does it actually work on the Sprint GT3? I haven't tried yet.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 7" Is it a good tablet????

    Quote Originally Posted by techblue1123 View Post
    Tiger Direct and other online retailers are offering the WiFi version for $159.99 as I type this. Been wanting a tablet for awhile (mostly for an E-Reader) and trust Samsung as a brand. However I've also considered looked at that Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet but of course that has service tied to it.
    Yea, I've seen it in Sam's at $180 and $170. Black Friday prices should be lower I guess.

    There are cheap tablets everywhere. Like Walmart is advertising a couple 7" tablets for like $60.

    The Galaxy Tab 3 from Sprint is actually better (faster processor, 16GB on board storage and so on) and has the data service that many people like me need on the road for different reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    I guess Samsung is trying to push their ChatOn service.
    Does it actually work on the Sprint GT3? I haven't tried yet.

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    ChatOn would be fine if I could text friends/family that used just a normal texting app. But since anyone I messaged would need ChatOn also there's no point in me even messing with it.

    No idea if ChatOn works for Sprint, mine is AT&T... plus never messed with ChatOn at all.

    One other thing I highly dislike is ALL the freakin bloatware. Wouldn't be so bad but there's a good bit of it, and that takes up space I could use to add apps I want... not apps they want me to want!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OMGr8573 View Post
    ChatOn would be fine if I could text friends/family that used just a normal texting app. But since anyone I messaged would need ChatOn also there's no point in me even messing with it.

    No idea if ChatOn works for Sprint, mine is AT&T... plus never messed with ChatOn at all.

    One other thing I highly dislike is ALL the freakin bloatware. Wouldn't be so bad but there's a good bit of it, and that takes up space I could use to add apps I want... not apps they want me to want!
    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    Yes, in another thread someone suggested talkatone from the play store. I've used it already and works pretty good off your Google Voice number, if you have one. :thumbup:

    I understand that also magic jack will work, I have magic jack at home, I'll test it tomorrow.

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    The Galaxy Tab 3 7" is my first tablet, I didn't "buy" it, I got it for "free" through a promotion with my bank, it's okay, but all I really use it for is eBooks, nothing else you can really do when the one I have is WiFi only.

    I don't even know why Samsung decided to call this version GT3, when it's hardly a new version, it's more like a refresh of the GT2 line, so I started calling mine the GT2.5; hopefully Samsung will redeem itself with the GT4!

    Not to mention they didn't even release it with 4.2, they had all the time and decided to release it with an older version of 4, it's the same bull**** Sony pulled with the Xperia X10 when it first came out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post

    Not to mention they didn't even release it with 4.2, they had all the time and decided to release it with an older version of 4, it's the same bull**** Sony pulled with the Xperia X10 when it first came out!
    Lol it's Samsung on a product line that is generally considered to be second rate. I must admit your expectations surprise me.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 7" Is it a good tablet????

    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    The Galaxy Tab 3 7" is my first tablet, I didn't "buy" it, I got it for "free" through a promotion with my bank, it's okay, but all I really use it for is eBooks, nothing else you can really do when the one I have is WiFi only.

    I don't even know why Samsung decided to call this version GT3, when it's hardly a new version, it's more like a refresh of the GT2 line, so I started calling mine the GT2.5; hopefully Samsung will redeem itself with the GT4!

    Not to mention they didn't even release it with 4.2, they had all the time and decided to release it with an older version of 4, it's the same bull**** Sony pulled with the Xperia X10 when it first came out!
    That's another plus on the GT3 from Sprint. It comes with Android 4.2.2.
    Hopefully it'll get 4.4 sometime soon in the next few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    Yea, I've seen it in Sam's at $180 and $170. Black Friday prices should be lower I guess.

    There are cheap tablets everywhere. Like Walmart is advertising a couple 7" tablets for like $60.
    True but alot of the no-name brand tablets typically don't have accessories like cases made specifically for them. Typically they only care universal ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techblue1123 View Post
    True but alot of the no-name brand tablets typically don't have accessories like cases made specifically for them. Typically they only care universal ones.
    Unfortunately that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    That's another plus on the GT3 from Sprint. It comes with Android 4.2.2.
    As I mentioned, the 7" is WiFi only, and I am in Canada, Sprint doesn't exist here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    As I mentioned, the 7" is WiFi only, and I am in Canada, Sprint doesn't exist here.
    Yea I know, I was just pointing the obvious plus in the Sprint GT3 that we can get our hands on in the US.

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    Google voice works great on mine. I use Chaton as a blog reader for tech articles from Engadget, etc. Otherwise it is Samsung bloatware.

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    Best Buy here in Canada is now selling the Galaxy Tab 3 8" & 10.1" with Android 4.2...so where the hell is 4.2 for the 7"..?!
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 7" Is it a good tablet????

    My wife and I really like ours, although the screen and hardware is more like the S3. I want a Note 8 but maybe that will be a later purchase. I have the new Note 3 phone and want the Note tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pre1561 View Post
    My wife and I really like ours, although the screen and hardware is more like the S3. I want a Note 8 but maybe that will be a later purchase. I have the new Note 3 phone and want the Note tablet.

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    That's why it's cheap, but it delivers!
    My GT3 is used normally by my little boy, but I also use it a lot and so far it's been a great little tablet. :thumbup:

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    What stuff have you disabled on the tabs?

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