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    Default T-Mobile or AT&T GTab??

    Here is my dilemma... I want OUT of my iOS world... My thoughts are to go with a NORMAL phone (thinking Nokia E52) and a Gtab...

    I am currently on AT&T with a F&F plan... and I have a Sprint Data (mifi) card I use for WiFi when I am not at home.

    I know the differences between the CDMA tabs, those won't work, as I travel overseas quite a bit.

    My thoughts are to get a GSM tab.

    T-Mobile will let me defer payment... I tried a t-mobile tab, but was not pleased with the service signal strength (sprint was better if you could believe that).

    AT&T wants the whole nut up front, but I hear there is less bloat with TMo, and more features...

    Anyone have any thoughts on the two?

    thanks!
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    Does ATT tab have free motile hotspot?
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    AT&T does NOT have mobile hotspot with the stock ROM. They also block sideloading of apps (ie non-market app installs including the Amazon App store). Again, this can be fixed by a ROM change. They are supposedly working on a fix for it but I wouldn't count on anything when Samsung are involved.

    That said, the AT&T version has almost zero bloatware and is the only US version that can be hacked to be used as a GSM phone for voice calls.

    AT&T's bands are also better supported for use oversas, I believe, so you can use 3G whereas T-Mobile's Tab is limited to EDGE only.

    I'd say that the AT&T is definitely the most desirable domestic Tab, followed by T-Mobile, then Sprint, then Verizon. The VZW just got a nice software update but AFAIK both CDMA versions still have BT HID profiles crippled. The GSM versions also have 16Gb of internal storage, whereas the CDMA ones just have 2Gb.
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    If you root this tab can you side-load apps? How can you get around this???

    AT&T recently offer $349 tabs (refurbished) online... No Contract.

    Seems like a killer deal.
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    Not sure about rooting the stock ROM but I know running Overcome on my AT&T Tab you can sideload all day long.

    Is that refurb deal still going on now? Sounds like a fantastic deal if so....I definitely think the AT&T Tab has the overall best combination of attributes & bands of the ones available in the USA right now. Of course, if the price is right, any available Tab is still a nice unit!
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    Last is checked they did
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    does super one click work with g tabs? cuz on the program you can click enable sideloading and now my cappy cam sideload apps

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    Quote Originally Posted by stew1411 View Post
    does super one click work with g tabs? cuz on the program you can click enable sideloading and now my cappy cam sideload apps

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    yes sir, thats what i used to root my wifi only tab
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    Verizon's tab is down to $199, and T-Mobile's refurbished is $149!!!
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    NEW MBA 11", NEW 4G iPad 16G

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