Verizon Offering Subsidized Samsung Galaxy Tab

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$300 Galaxy Tab at VerizonThere’s a small ripple in the wake of the Xoom tsunami (Xoomnami, anyone?) at Verizon, as the carrier has quietly decided to subsidize the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab on the same day it launches the world’s first Android 3.0 tablet.

The Galaxy Tab will now be available from Verizon for $300 with a two-year contract agreement. And that’s a straightforward sale price, at least in the online store, with Verizon no longer forcing unnecessary rebate shenanigans for the most part.

Verizon’s a bit late to the price-cut party, however, as other carriers have been offering subsidized Galaxy Tabs for over a month. U.S. Cellular offers a $200 Galaxy Tab on-contract, T-Mobile has a $250 Galaxy Tab, and Sprint’s offer matches Verizon’s at $300. AT&T remains the only major U.S. carrier not offering a subsidized price, charging $550 for a no-contract Galaxy Tab.

Verizon still offers the unsubsidized Galaxy Tab for $500.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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