The Nexus 7 3G model was released in September, several months after the original model. Lack of mobile network data support was a disappointment for a number potential buyers, but it was no surprise that Google eventually released the connected version.
Mobile data fans are now able to purchase a Nexus 7 with a SIM slot for use on their favourite mobile phone network.
Where can I buy the 3G Nexus 7?
You can buy it through the Google Play store, this will be an unlocked model for use on any network.
Or alternatively, if you want to buy it with a data contract then check out Three. There are a couple of different plans to go for with varying data limits and respective cost.
What data plan do you recommend for my Nexus 7
There are a couple of options which seem to have gained support in our forum, one is to buy one of the data bundles from the cheap and cheerful GiffGaff network.
- Click on the following link for our selection of the best Nexus 7 SIM deals.
How much does the Nexus 7 3G cost?
The 3G model, with 16gb of storage, will set you back £239 at the time of writing. That’s actually pretty reasonable when you compare how much extra some devices cost to add mobile data.
Does the Nexus 7 support 4G?
Not at the moment, no.
How do I set up Mobile Internet access on my Nexus 7 3G?
You need to set up the “Access Point Name”, you can find this under the following location on your tablet:
Settings -> More -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names -> Click the 3 Dots -> New APN
For the correct settings you’ll need to contact your mobile network operator, however you can normally find them via Google eg search for “APN Settings Vodafone”.
For more information about the Nexus 7 have a look at the following pages: