Sprint Celebrates Independence Day With A Free Tablet

In celebration of the United States of America's Independence Day holiday, America's smallest national carrier, Sprint, is offering customers a free Samsung Galaxy Tab E when they buy selected Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The Galaxy Tab E, with a retail price of $80, is available for customers signing a two year monthly installment or lease plan on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices. Samsung's Tab E was released around a year ago. It is very much an entry level, 9.6-inch device, offering customers a 1280 by 800 pixel screen, 1.5 GB of RAM and a 1.3 GHz quad core processor, which is believed to be a Spreadtrum chipset although there are conflicting reports that the Tab E uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset. There is only 8 GB of internal storage but Samsung have given the device a MicroSD card slot, which customers will likely want to use. There have also been unconfirmed reports that the Tab E as sold by Sprint runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Sprint are also encouraging customers to use Samsung Pay by offering up to $100 in the form of a gift card for those using the technology for qualifying purchases. Once customers have signed up for Samsung Pay, making three qualifying purchases will mean Sprint sends a $20 gift card for select retailers, including Nike, Whole Foods and Toys R Us. After five transactions, customers receive a $30 gift card and when the total number of transactions reaches 10, customers receive the final $50 gift card.

Sprint's press release on the Galaxy Tab E promotion also mentions their 30 day Satisfaction Guarantee: if customers are not completely satisfied, they may return their devices to Sprint for a full refund. The carrier is also still running the 50% off (most) competitive tariffs, which lasts until the end of May 2018, as well as Sprint covering switch costs of up to $650 per line. Sprint's website states that these are limited offers but is not clear when they will expire, so if you are interested in picking up the free Galaxy Tab E with a Galaxy flagship device, you might want to make the trip or call sooner rather than later.

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David Steele

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I grew up with 8-bit computers and moved into PDAs in my professional life, using a number of devices from early Windows CE clamshells and later. Today, my main devices are a Nexus 5X, a Sony Xperia Z Tablet and a coffee cup.