Verizon customers can use the device on a prepaid plan or connect it to a "Share Everything" plan, Verizon said. They can add or remove the Galaxy Note 10.1 from the shared plan at any time and don't have to activate a data plan immediately when buying the device.
Verizon's prepaid plans for tablets range from $20 a month for 1GB of data to $80 a month for 10GB. Share Everything costs $10 a month per tablet for line access and then whatever the pooled data costs. For example, unlimited talk and text with 4GB of shared data would be $70 a month (plus the line access fees).
While Android tablets largely still lag the iPad, some have started to take off. Samsung's Note line of product has given the company a boost, with an executive telling CNET at Mobile World Congress last week that its tablet sales should double this year. That's a big change from Samsung's original Galaxy Tab, which failed to make a dent in the market and only helped further illustrate the dominance of Apple and its iPad at the time.
Samsung has been expanding its Note line of devices, which include an S Pen stylus for writing on the device, as well as multiscreen viewing and advanced security features. Along with the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the smaller phablet -- Galaxy Note 2 -- Samsung last week unveiled its 8-inch tablet, the Galaxy Note 8.