Get a Mobile Phone with a Free Tablet

Enjoy browsing the web, tweeting your friends and instagram-ing pictures but sick of waiting for your laptop to load up? A tablet is the ideal gadget for you and you can get one completely free when you take out a new mobile phone contract with

A tablet and a smart phone can compliment each other perfectly and the larger screen size means a tablet can be used for much much more than chatting with friends or tweeting. Compared to laptop the benefits of tablets are numerous: they’re quick to turn on, extremely portable, easy to use, you have thousands of apps to choose from, they are ideal for portable entertainment and quick web browsing as well as playing games, and finally taking important notes.

Tablets are much lighter and slimmer than laptops. The iPad mini is very thing and only weighs 307g. If you want to watch films or read emails while out and about such as waiting in an airport or on the tube then taking advantage of a free tablet with your new phone is the best choice of free gifts for you.

With all the talk of Apple products you might think that iPads are the only tablets worth getting but that’s not the case. More and more customers are opting for different tablets that run off the Android operating system thats why we have a wide choice of free tablets to choose from when you get a new phone.

Even though you’re getting the tablet for free you still need to ask yourself a few questions to work out what kind of tablet best suits your needs. Things like: How much memory do I need, do I need 3G or 4G or just wifi only? Do I want an iPad, or an alternative like an Android tablet? Is a 7-inch like the Google nexus or 10-inch model right for me?

If you want ultra portable go for the smaller size, but if you want something that you will be using to watch films with on the couch then a larger screen is probably better.

Once you’ve made your decision pick the gift that is right for you that including tablets from brands like Apple, Google, Acer, Asus and Amazon.

Tablet PC buying guide

Tablets are everywhere right now. So what should you be looking for if you’re out to join the tablet revolution? Are there specific features for different types of users? And how do tablets vary depending on brand and price?

Why should I get a free tablet with a phone contract?

Portability and usability are their key advantages but it’s not just the fact you can easily slip a tablet in a bag and carry it around without feeling the weight on your shoulders. The usability of these devices is really what sets them apart.

Google’s excellent Android JellyBean system, found on the majority of new tablets, including the Galaxy Tab range, the Nexus 7, LG’s Optimus Pad, Asus’s Eee Pad line and Motorola’s Xoom, is setting the standard. There are easy to understand homescreen widgets which can be moved at the swipe of a finger. A special notifications panel keeps you up to date on your latest emails and info from the various apps installed on the device.

Key functions such as web browsing, emailing and media playback can be carried out easily, with the ability to keep multiple apps open at any one time. As well as Android Honeycomb, BlackBerry’s PlayBook is setting the standard for tablets in business.

Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and 3G/4G?

The key differences between most tablets comes down to connectivity. Most tablets have a Wi-Fi only version, which connects to the internet using home broadband networks and hotspots. The advantages of paying the extra money for a Wi-Fi and 3G model (and 3G mobile data plan) is that you can surf, tweet, Facebook and email wherever you are. If you’re dipping your toe in the water and only think you’ll use a tablet at home or Wi-Fi hotspots, then a Wi-Fi version is the way to go.

Tablet sizes

Tablets currently come in three different sizes: 7, 8.9 and 10 inches. The smallest include the BlackBerry PlayBook and the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. These make for more portable machines, which are just about pocket-sized. However, they lack that extra screen real estate, meaning web pages don’t quite render fully and watching video isn’t quite as comfortable as on a larger panel.