AT&T has finally announced its pricing and launch date for the Samsung
Galaxy Tab. Not only is the (still) exclusive carrier of the iPhone the last of the big 4 carriers to announce the info, it will be the last the launch the device.
will ship the Samsung Galaxy Tab on Nov. 21st. The other carriers have all launched their devices already, with Sprint being the last, thus far, on Sunday.
AT&T's pricing is more than any other carrier. It will be $649 with no carrier subsidy, which also means no contract, at least. Sprint and T-Mobile offer the Galaxy Tab at $399 subsidized with a two-year contract, while Verizon charges $599 with no contract. All versions of the Galaxy Tab offered thus far have 3G connectivity.
AT&T will offer two "pay-as-you-go" contractless data plan options:
- $14.99 for 30 days with up to 250 MB of usage
- $25 for 30 days with up to 2 GB of usage.
Those are the same as AT&T's current smartphone data plan tiers, so there is really no surprise there. Additionally, AT&T said that for a limited time, customers will receive a $50 Media Hub Movie Rental credit with a Galaxy Tab purchase.