Galaxy Tab 4 T530 or unknown Mediacom Smartpad 10 IPRO110B?

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  1. UnknownUsernameError

    UnknownUsernameError Junior Member

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    What should I buy this:
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    usage: web browsing, reading comics, playing light games like clash of clans and hearthstone
     
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    Stick with the Tab 4. It's hard to go wrong.
     
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    I also suggest the Galaxy Tab, however, if you're willing to spend a little more money then I'd go with the Galaxy Tab S line of Samsung tablets.
     
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    Will this Galaxu allow to put in a phone chip or more inside, and connect as a phone?

    I woudl like something to use on the road as map reader, connected to Waze, Google Maps or Windows maps.
     
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    You can install something like CoPilot GPS which is free and has off-line maps. You can't add phone/data to a tablet not designed for it out of the box. You could get a stand-alone GPS unit and connect through bluetooth if it supports it. If you have a USB port there are a few, VERY FEW, 3G/4G dongles that may work or you could get a portable WiFi hotspot.
     
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    What I found out is that now there maps, provided from programs like Waze, that update constantly problems on the street or avenue options you have to get to a certain destination. Such service needs a phone connection, like any common cell phone.

    Which tablet brands and models allow that? I know there are very few that do so.

    Can anyone recommend one? Screen doesn't have to be that large, but not too small either. 7" would be the maximum.

    I also know some GPS systems have bluetooth interface, and you can transmit to it the info generated on your phone. I don't know how that works, but my nephew used that with Ford Fusion.
     
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    The best place to look for a tablet that has a data connection is at your cell phone provider's store. They aren't cheap and require a contract.
     
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    You mean I can not get a tablet that can accept a cell chip, from any phone company I want like I do with my personal cell?

    What contract are you talking about? I mean a tablet that I can also use as a phone.
     
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    A tablet has to have WiFi + 3G or 4G or LTE in order for you to use a cell chip in it. Samsung does have models that have that feature, but not the one you provided the ad for.
     
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    I may be misunderstanding something or I confused you. You CAN get tablets with 3G or 4G chips installed, normally from a cell phone provider. But, you can't add the chip to a tablet that doesn't have the SIM slot, which is what the carriers sell their tablets with.
     
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    Sorry if the ad I had enclosed confused things up.

    I'm not too much of an expert, but I do understand you do need a tablet with SIM slots to plug the chips to.

    So again, any recommendations on tablets with SIMs?
     
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    Check your cell phone provider's WEB site. The selections are fairly limited and it is a personal preference as to what you can afforrd and other features you want/need.
     
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    I'm not sure how pre-paid SIMs are handled in your country, but over here, in Argentina and in Europe, you just buy or take a phone that's compatible with the frequencies that country works with, buy yourself a SIM card from any company (just a few dollars) and just recharge it with the time you wish to use your phone for.

    My guess is it is the same with tablets, which, as I said, should handle all the phone frequencies of the country you're going to use it.

    For internet use via phone line you pay a daily fee, which is discounted from your charged phone. I'm not sure you use the same terms. Of course I mean charging with the minutes you will use your phone.
     

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