expired Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite + Free Telstra Elite Pre-Paid Mobile WiFi incl. 5GB Data for $149 @ Coles

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Browsing through Coles catalogue and this caught my eye.
Around $100 cheaper than the Asus Google Nexus 7 plus this one includes the free Telstra Pre-Paid Wifi which RRP's for $79 also including 5GB of data..

Link to full specifications: http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mediapad_7_lite-4882.php

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    not….bad…what cpu, doesnt mention

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    dupe. posted very recently.

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/88202

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      I'm aware of that, but that was a month ago. That one is also labelled as Expired too.

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      Has been that price ever since. When I went to pick up my $29 Telstra UNO on 2/1/13 is was the same price

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    I think the idea of the package is that you use the Telstra WiFi dongle to connect the tablet to the internet so the tablet won't need 3G capability. Doesn't exactly help with mobility though….I think this tablet also supports a USB plugged dongle (if you can find one with a microUSB plug!!). Or get an Optus Mytab (used, sometimes still new, on eBay) for less than $100 and bypass all this drama!!

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      I guess you could sell the dongle brand new and get some money back.

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      I'd use an HTC ChaCha phone, with a $12/mon LiveConnected SIM
      ('got it before LC's recent, VERY disappointing Price Rises)

      Unless I were out Bush, in which case, well, Telstra is
      often the only choice.

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    hmm been waiting for one of those wifi dongles might grab this and get a free tablet

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    is this the telstra model with 850mhz support?

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      UMTS HSPA+/HSUPA Tri-band 3G 850/1900/2100MHz. GSM/EDGE Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900MHz

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    Battery is NON-removable (per GsmArena review)

    Oh, & maker is (was?) linked to gov't of .CN
    (maybe take care what data you carry in it…
    eg, if you work in a sensitive area)

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    Is this tablet lock to Telstra?3G capable?Thanks

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      Since they include a WiFi unit, I doubt it,
      but I'd say: do confirm this guess on my part

    • -1 vote

      The above review might be worth a look -BEFORE- buying.

      Part of title of Review:

      "…You Can Use it as a Hammer, be-
      cause it ISN'T good for much else."

      Near the Review's end, we find:

      "…there really is No Reason to even think about buying this tablet."

      Has Coles become a "dumping ground" for crap tech…?
      or is the above-cited Review off…? You tell us. :-)

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    I also bought the Telstra Uno, and when I saw this last week, I thought for a moment it was $79.95. Alas, it was $149, save $79.95 (on the dongle).
    For me, really not worth it for that price. I wouldn't use the dongle as I have a 1gig plan on my phone and that's adequate for me.
    BTW, the tablet is wifi only; and the 3G dongle is locked to Telstra.

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    i bought one - talkin about it on wp http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2028729
    ok tab for screen and speed single core
    worth it if your after a telstra mifi

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    Wow the reviews for it are ultra bad. It's pretty much completely useless.

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      au contraire…we bought one for Xmas in the first deal. First tablet for us oldies. It was a cheap way to learn about this fang-dangled technology. I liken it to a $14990 drive-away car deal - It's nothing fancy, but it'll get us from A to B. Had no problems with it so far, doing the basics that we want. Maybe the word "Lite" in the model name is a key word? For "lightweight use" it's good value as far as we're concerned. The package deal will do us when we're out and about travelling in the caravan, especially now with the Kogan sim cards that are available.

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        I think the "lite" means no 3G.

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    yep it's fine for basic browsing of net/mail/contacts/calendar/tasks - it's not a quad core nexus 7 that will do everything - but for the basics on the cheap it's sweet

    my guess is telstra doing a deal with coles subsidising cost hoping to suck people in on keeping the data plan running on the mifi

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    Thanks - I purchased my from Melville Coles after much stuffing around.

    Anyways - tablet is fine contrary to reviews - for the price point, it works well and is not as fast as other tabs but put it into perspective on price its a winner - I've been browsing on it and watching a few movies and it's fine.

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