Nexus 7 $100 credit temps mobile data-loving AT&T users

If you've been thinking of picking up a new Nexus 7 tablet, then AT&T has a new offer that's aimed directly at you. The Google Play listing for the WiFi + Mobile Data model shows that until February 14th (which happens to be Valentine's Day, in case you needed some ideas of what to get your significant other), AT&T will be running a promotion that grants new Nexus 7 owners a $100 credit on their bill. Of course, you'll need to sign up for a data plan with AT&T in order to take advantage of this deal, with AT&T requiring either a postpaid standalone or a Mobile Share plan in this case.

You'll also need to sign a two-year contract with AT&T, which might be the one requirement that some find difficult to swallow. Still, if you were going to use the Nexus 7's newfound 3G capabilities, it may not be a bad idea to sign up for this deal, depending on how much you plan on using your Nexus 7. Remember too, the $100 will appear as a credit on your bill, so AT&T won't be handing out any of those "rebate debit cards" that seem to be so popular with carriers these days.

If you've decided that you're game and are willing to sign a two-year contract for the credit, you can activate your AT&T service using your Nexus 7. Users will also be able to head into an AT&T store or call the company up to activate data service on their shiny new slate. In short, there are a number of ways to get mobile data service on your Nexus 7, with AT&T all too willing to lend a helping hand.

2012 was a pretty big year for the Nexus 7, as it launched to high consumer demand. Late last year, Google ditched the 8GB Nexus 7, and in doing so, the company brought the 16GB version down to the very desirable $199 price point and introduced the WiFi + Mobile Data version. Sales of the Nexus 7 seem to be remaining pretty strong, so 2013 should be another good year for the tiny tablet. Are any of you thinking of taking advantage of this offer?

[via Android Community]