I got two tablets.
My first mistake was the 100mb service. To give you a sense of reference that can be up to 20 emails.
So if you walk out of the house and use the data. You will go over in 3 days. I received updates and other data transfers without knowing. So in 3 days I was at 100mb.
Well the bottom line is that I really can't use the tablet outside of the house. Which is ok. I have a galaxy tab. The wifi worked fine.
But I pay 10/month for 24 months. So the tablet costs me $240. I can buy a wifi tab for $199.
So I called up and told them that I felt the value of the tablet wasn't there. Due to the fact I could not use the data plan.
I then went to return both tablets. One of them unopened. They wanted to charge me $75/tablet for a restocking fee. Which they waived one of them but took $75 from me for the one I used. If I had to pay for two restocking fees. I could have almost bought a galaxy tab 3 wifi only.
So now I'm upset they didn't try to make it right. They low balled me.
I have been a customer since 1999. I'm planning on moving because it doesn't matter.
I also had to take the tablets to a corporate store. They should've sent me the return package. It didn't happen. I knew my 14 days would be up before they sent the return box.
So bottom line. Sprint upset me and didn't make it right.
Poor decision to sell a data package that can't conceivably work if you walk outside the house without turning off the data.
I bought the tab3 on sprint to replace my ageing HTC FLYER. I bought the tab3 with the $5 data plan because my wife is using it for wifi only. The wifi version of the tab3 is horrible compared to the carrier versions. Carrier version has a better processor and more ram which makes a difference.
If you get a wifi tablet. Try a tab4 any size or get the tab pro 8.4.
And as always, should always ask if there is a restocking fee. Most stores have one for electronics. It sucks
I also have two of the Tab 3 tablets, one purchased last October and another a few months ago. Sprint was the first carrier to update them to KitKat (Android 4.4) and that makes them even better than they were before. The 1 gb data plan is not that expensive and it gives you the flexibility to use your tablet outside your home or other WiFi zone with a comfortable amount of data that lets you surf the web and read/reply to emails when you want. Of course you can't stream a bunch of movies or watch YouTube for hours with that amount of data but I find it's great for normal use.
I think the Galaxy Tab 3 offers outstanding value compared to what other carriers are doing: You get 2 years of data connectivity for only a little more than a WiFi-only device that is a fish out of water whenever there's no WiFi, and there are lots of places where there is either no WiFi or it's costly or a hassle to use, such as hotels that charge $10 a day for it.