Several mobile operators usually offer latest smartphones as well as tablet computers cheaper than their price by bundling them with a fixed term usage plan with month fee. However, the iPad competitor from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab is being sold at a more expensive price by operators in the UK than its SIM free version.
UK mobile operators charge between £469 and £530 for the Galaxy Tab while the SIM Free model from costs only £400. the operators are also charging high data usage prices and are not offering free minutes and texts in the data plans, seriously affecting the popularity of the device.
Observers say that the users should buy the tablet and the SIM connection separately to avoid getting in high priced plans. Data plans start from £3.33 per month including 500MB monthly browsing.
Three UK is offering a £5 one-month data plan with 1GB usage per month and a Giffgaff’s £10 per month plan offers unlimited" internet forever plus 250 minutes and unlimited texts on a 30-days contract. The Galaxy Tab can also be used as a wireless hotspot in the One Plan from Three UK.