Motorola Xoom & Samsung Galaxy Tab Activation Fee on Verizon Dropped

March 15, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you dole out an offer to iPad 2 customers, you need to do it to customers of other tablets too. That seems the sentiment amongst Verizon tablet customers. The carrier, after offering an activation fee waiver to Apple iPad 2 buyers on the network, has now decided to listen to customers and has done away with the $35 fee slapped on customers signing up for a data plan on Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

That is not all. The carrier will issue a $35 credit on March’s bill to buyers who have already paid the activation fee after March 1. Customers now will need to sign up for a monthly data plan.

In case you are interested to know what the data plans will come for, here goes: The data plans begin at $20 a month for 1GB and go up to $80 a month for 10GB. Overages per GB will cost $20 for the lowest plan, and then add $10 for every plan that is opted for.

That could well mean that if you are some one who wants a 1GB plan, it would be best get the 3GB plan for $35 a month. That could, in turn, mean a savings a $10 when you continue to add.

As you know, Verizon has on their racks the Motorola Xoom for $599.99 and a fresh two-year customer agreement, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab has seen a price reduction recently on Verizon to $199. Going for any of these tablets? Tell us more.

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