Thanks to a recent price cut, US Cellular now has the lowest priced Samsung Galaxy Tab in the US market. The tablet is now as low as $199.99, though there is a catch with that pricing. In order to get that you will need to sign up for a two year agreement on a 5GB per month data plan. Those data plans include an option for $54.99 or $74.99, both of which include 5GB of data and the higher priced includes unlimited messaging. The $54.99 per month plan bills any messages at $0.25 each. Oh and, this price comes after a $100 mail-in-rebate.
In addition, the Galaxy Tab can also be purchased with the smaller 200MB per month data plan however in this case you will still pay $399.99, which comes after a $100 mail-in-rebate. And just for reference, the 200MB plans are priced at $14.99 and $34.99 per month with the higher of the two having unlimited messaging.
That said, while the 5GB on-contract price with US Cellular is now less than T-Mobile for the device itself, I am still thinking T-Mobile is a better deal in the long run. After all, the monthly data price with T-Mobile is $39.99 and that comes with both 5GB of data and also unlimited messaging.