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Which tablet do I need to get her?

by cloban / November 25, 2012 8:39 AM PST

My wife works in a law enforcement area. They have no access to wifi and cell use is discouraged.

I'd like to get her a small tablet - 7 inch size most likely - because she does have the ability to listen to music or tv shows.

Loading music isn't an issue. We've ripped all of our music. However, I don't want to have to spend $20-$25 for a season of a TV show each time as that would get really expensive.

So my question is this. Do any of the services like Amazon Prime or Google Play let you basically subscribe to their content and pay a single monthly fee? Since she won't be able to stream anything while in her office, I want to be able to download whatever she wants for the next few days. When she done with that, I can remove it and add something else. I hope this makes sense!

We have iPhones, but I don't want to spend the money on the iPads and like I said previously, I don't necessarily want to "own" the content. I guess I'm looking more for a service like a blockbuster kind of thing. Go in, rent something, return it, and rent something else. But with a monthly subscription price instead of a la carte.

I hope I've made sense....

I'm really interested in the Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7.

Thanks for any advice you may have.

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I have the KF HD 7 and the Nexus 7.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2012 10:24 AM PST

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You explained you have your music
by orlbuckeye / December 5, 2012 11:53 PM PST

ripped and all you need is a SD Micro slot to listen to your music. Now TV's shows is a different story. It would require access to the internet and Hulu or Netflix can give you access to TV shows the problem is its' streaming with a monthly fee (both less then 10 a month). So if you don't have wifi available you will need a data plan from one of the providers like (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and TMobile). You would have to purchase a data paln which is a monthly cost. These are available through the providers or you can buy them through Best Buy and the others.

The Networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) do have their show available to view on their websites with commercials if you have Wifi or a data plan.

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