Inexpensive 7 inch ish tablet with cellular - would really appreciate some suggestions

I am looking for an inexpensive 7 inch ish tablet with cellular for a relative who is unexpectedly going to be in hospital over the holidays. Something that will allow them to use viber, Skype etc to communicate, send emails, primarily but also search the web, watch iplayer etc. Ideally I'd like to buy with local collection or reliable fast delivery like amazon as I need it pretty quickly. Would like to keep the costs down as we are concerned about security in a hospital.

I don't have much time to research this before purchase due to the circumstances and would really appreciate some advice. Many thanks for any assistance!


roughly what budget ?

Don't Know much about tablets but ordered these this morning as I needed to buy 2 anyway

Edited by: "openair" 17th Dec 2014

nice openair lol think you are going to cost me money i dont need 2 tablets but branded at that price !

Original Poster

Thanks openair, I couldn't see anything about cellular on this but I may missed it? Cellular is essential as theres no wifi option at the hospital.
Edited by: "GingerKatzUK" 17th Dec 2014

Original Poster


roughly what budget ?

Ideally up to £100 but cheaper is better in case it disappears. But the cellular ones seem more pricey so may need to spend a bit more?

The first incarnation of the Nexus 7 will be available for under 100 now as cellular. Just a couple of things, have you thought you could tether the tablet to your phone if it has those capabilities thus doing away with the need for cellular? It would depend on tariff you are on and reception at hospital though. secondly, your network may not let you take your sim out of a phone and put it in the tablet. Again may depend on network.
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