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Best and most affordable possible tablet for media viewing only without WIFI (4g use)

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  1. Outlier

    Outlier Member

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    Hey guys, just wondering if you guys know which of the tablets I should purchase if I want to use it solely to watch youtube, or casually browse the internet/ pdf files. The kicker is I don't have WIFI and mostly use my 4g. So this means I have to have T-Mobile add a network onto that tablet? I'm not sure how that works. I haven't ever had a tablet before. Trying to save money as much as possible, but would like to have a tablet for viewing purposes such as looking at workout videos on Youtube.

    Thank you.
     
  2. heypartner

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    no pr0n?

    Looks like T-Mobile allows you to add a tablet. But that costs extra, depending upon how much data you need. It says you still get "unlimited" at reduced speeds, after you exhaust your paid amount. I suspect using youtube a lot will burn through data fast, and willing to bet "reduced speed" is meant to make continued youtube streaming tiresome, like much worse than going to a coffee shop to share wifi with other customers.

    Cheapest might be getting a tablet with WiFi and watching your workout vids at coffee shops??? Getting the cheapest speed cable/dsl internet plan with a wifi modem might be the same or less that those T-Mobile data plans for Tablets. But I'm just guessing. I'd test it on a 30-day trial.

    In other words, try to find out what "reduced speed" feels like for youtube first. Here's their wording: "Unlimited data even after all your high-speed 4G LTE data is used, at reduced speeds "
     
  3. Outlier

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    I go up to ~7gb with my phone alone and that's pretty much how I expect to use the tablet. Sometimes I pass the 7gb and don't feel the reduced speeds at all.
     
  4. heypartner

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    Sounds like you could save money by reducing your phone data plan to the lowest GBs, and give your Tablet device add-on more.

    http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans.html

    As for what tablet to buy, others would know better than me.
     
  5. ling ling

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    What about tethering off your phone? No extra data plans.
     
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  7. Outlier

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    The deal with tethering with my phone is it isn't unlimited. It only goes up to 5gb. It goes by fast for some reason.
     

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