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Old 03-18-13, 10:21 PM
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ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

I'm sure this type of question has been asked before but I need to make up my mind before tomorrow morning.

I am switching from my Cox bundle to ATT Uverse (saving about $75 a month) along with the 2 year price guarantee they are also offering free either a $150 Visa gift card, a Nexus 7, or a Kindle Fire HD (also a SorosPlay 3 with Bridge but that not really in the running).

The thing is I can't find anywhere online what Nexus 7 (the 16GB or 32 GB or worse the 8 GB) or Kindle Fire HD they are offering and the CS rep didn't know.

I'm leaning towards a tablet so depending on the model, which should I get. If it maters I own a Kindle Touch and do all of my reading on it.
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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

Nexus 7, but I'd rather take the gift card.
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Nexus 7, but I'd rather take the gift card.
Is that a personal choice or is there a reason why?
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Personal choice. I have a tablet. If you don't already own a tablet, the N7 is a good one, especially if it's free.
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Personal choice. I have a tablet. If you don't already own a tablet, the N7 is a good one, especially if it's free.
yeah, that's what I was thinking (I do want one). I'm just worried it might be the 8 GB one. I would of course prefer the 32. Do they have a SD card slot to expand the memory?
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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

No SD slot expansion on the N7.
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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

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yeah, that's what I was thinking (I do want one). I'm just worried it might be the 8 GB one. I would of course prefer the 32. Do they have a SD card slot to expand the memory?
I would assume it is the 8 GB one. I would take it over the kindle fire.
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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

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yeah, that's what I was thinking (I do want one). I'm just worried it might be the 8 GB one. I would of course prefer the 32. Do they have a SD card slot to expand the memory?
Neither have sd card slots.

The galaxy tab 2 7.0 has an sd card slot. I prefer the nexus 7 to it, but if you must have a SD card slot, the tab isn't bad. Don't expect updates as frequently as the nexus though. I saw a refurbished tab for around $130 recently
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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

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yeah, that's what I was thinking (I do want one). I'm just worried it might be the 8 GB one. I would of course prefer the 32. Do they have a SD card slot to expand the memory?
If the 8gb is a deal breaker, take the giftcard and wait for a deal. Newegg has been selling a refurbed nexus 7 16 gb for $155 after rebate. It's currently oos though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230894
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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

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Neither have sd card slots.

The galaxy tab 2 7.0 has an sd card slot. I prefer the nexus 7 to it, but if you must have a SD card slot, the tab isn't bad. Don't expect updates as frequently as the nexus though. I saw a refurbished tab for around $130 recently
The Kindle and the Nexus are the only choices. I think I'll go with whatever Nexus 7 they offer. Worst case I can buy a 32 GB thumb drive and use the micro USB.

I'll let everyone know what I get (in 3-4 weeks).
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The 8gb N7 was discontinued in October. Unless it's all back stock I don't see them giving those out.

Oh and yeah the Nexus 7 is a pretty awesome tablet.
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Without root, I believe that you need to buy and install nexus media importer from the play store to use usb otg to read usb sticks. It cannot write to usb sick

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The Kindle and the Nexus are the only choices. I think I'll go with whatever Nexus 7 they offer. Worst case I can buy a 32 GB thumb drive and use the micro USB.

I'll let everyone know what I get (in 3-4 weeks).
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Old 03-19-13, 09:08 AM
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This is a recent deal so it will be the 16gb. Though the fine print is funny:

Free Device Offer: Offer ends 7/27/13. Reward notification sent to customer within 34 weeks after service activation. See notification for redemption details. Online redemption required. Device sent 23 weeks after redemption to customers who retain qualifying service(s) for 30 days. Offer expires 7/27/13. Devices are given away on behalf of AT&T. Amazon, Microsoft, Sonos and Google are not sponsors of this promotion. Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or other subscriptions and requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features. See xbox.com/live. Broadband internet, games and content sold separately.
I'm assuming that was a typo and it was 3 - 4 weeks and 2 - 3 weeks

Your choices are the Kindle Fire, Nexus 7, SONOS Play:3, or an Xbox 360. The SONOS is worth the most, but not everybody needs a wireless music system.

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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

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This is a recent deal so it will be the 16gb. Though the fine print is funny:



I'm assuming that was a typo and it was 3 - 4 weeks and 2 - 3 weeks
yeah, that was shocking but I have seen the exact same release with the hyphen put in.
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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

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Without root, I believe that you need to buy and install nexus media importer from the play store to use usb otg to read usb sticks. It cannot write to usb sick
I saw someone explaining how to do it in the Nexus 7 thread. How much is the media importer?
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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

I just ordered my package and confirmed that both Kindle and Nexus 7 are 16 GB.
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I saw someone explaining how to do it in the Nexus 7 thread. How much is the media importer?
It is currently $3 on Google play

The nice thing is that you can buy it once and use for all your devices.
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Re: ATT Uverse promo: free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD?

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It is currently $3 on Google play

The nice thing is that you can buy it once and use for all your devices.
Hmmm... debating the player or root. I'm trying to think of some reason I would need to root it other than extra memory.
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rooting is good to for adblocking programs, for backing up the contents of your device. those are 2 major ones for me.
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I guess it's better to root first. Don't I need to worry about viruses and malware then? I read somewhere that you are unprotected.
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Just be careful what you download. If it looks like it's coming from Russia or China, don't download it.
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Just be careful what you download. If it looks like it's coming from Russia or China, don't download it.
If downloading apps, make sure they are coming from a credible source. Even apps in the play store aren't perfect, but the larger name ones are safer. A void side loading, unless you are absolutely sure. The only thing I side load is flash, since it is not available in the play store.
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