What's the best Wi-Fi alternative to a smartphone?

Episode 1001 (1:59:56)

Joe from San Diego, CA
Google Nexus 7

Joe's wife got a free Motorola flip phone on contract, and 6 months later she wanted to have a smartphone. Now she's stuck with the flip phone for 2 years, though. Leo says he doesn't understand because that free phone is going to cost a lot more with monthly fees. Joe's wondering what he can do for her.

Leo says that an iPod will work, or a decommissioned smartphone. Another option is the Nexus 7 Tablet, which costs just $229. It has a very high resolution screen and it's $100 cheaper. Joe could turn his phone into a hotspot and she could use it that way.