UK carriers reveal new iPad price plans
As consumers gear up for tomorrows launch of the new iPad networks are beginning to reveal price plans for the device that include data bundles, and today we can tell you that some UK carriers have revealed what they will be charging customers to use the device.
Orange has announced it will be offering its customers the device, and although UK residents can’t make use of the 4G compatibility, according to ITProPortal by using the carriers 3G and 3.5G networks will receive speeds up to 50% quicker than previously available.
Those interested in purchasing the new iPad from Orange can do so via its telesales operators, or via its brick and mortar and online stores. When purchasing the iPad customers will also get 1GB of anytime data, 1GB between midnight and 4pm, unlimited BT Openzone Wi-Fi that is actually limited to 10GB per month, and will cost Â£25 each month.
Customers already with the carrier will get the iPad at a slightly cheaper price starting at Â£199 for the 16GB model, and going up to Â£349 for the 64GB version. New customers have to pay Â£229 going up to Â£379, and all plans are with a new two year contract.
Meanwhile rival carrier Three has also revealed some price plans that begin at Â£99 for a 15GB data allowance costing Â£29 per month on a two year contract for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G version. If you are willing to pay more out upfront Â£159 will get you the same deal but at Â£25 per month. If you want the 64GB version you have to pay out Â£249 to begin with and then a monthly contract of Â£29.
Customers who want to purchase the new iPad outright the carrier will also offer monthly data charges that are priced at Â£15 per month for 10GB and Â£7.50 for 1GB of data per month.