Feeds

back to article iPad 2 3G price-plans compared

Planning to buy a 3G-enabled iPad 2? To help you choose the right package, here are how the UK operators stack up. We'll be adding other carriers as they announce prices. iPad 2 Price comparison Review Apple iPad 2 Apple iPad 2

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.
Paris Hilton

Orange data correct?

10MB fair use on WIFI? That seems wrong. I am sure all of use who visit this site could fart and accidentally download 10MB. 10GB surely?

(insert standard grumble about the misuse of the word unlimited here)

0
0
WTF?

heh

Even wifi is getting the 'Unlimited*' treatment now. About time the ASA made that illegal.

10mb is 300kb/day. Good luck with that.

24 month lockin = no sale here, especially at those prices..

0
0
Anonymous Coward

O2 anyone?

Are they not doing iPad 2?

0
0
Thumb Up

The Vodafone Special

Vodafone offer a 'special' to existing customers. I have just ordered a 64gb WiFi+3G. They only asked for £100 up front. Then 24 months @ £32 per month. If you do the calculations, this equates to £23.30 per month paying off the iPad £100+(24x£23.30=£559) =£659. This then makes it only £8.70 per month for 2GB data. Only cost effective if you cancel the contract after the 24 month period though. Total cost = £867.80

0
0

What happened to all you can eat on Three?

Why is the iPad limited to 15GB when I can get a free Three PAYG SIM with unlimited data transfer under their new "all you can eat" scheme (assuming they're telling the truth when they say it really is totally unlimited)?

0
0
Thumb Up

Re: What happened to all you can eat on Three?

The iPad is classed as mobile broadband - 'cos it can't make phone calls, I presume. The all-you-can-eat data plans are voice plans.

They (at least used to) put specfic code on the iPhone SIMs to stop you using them in iPads. My Three iPad 1 seems happy with a 3Pay SIM, but there's no credit on it so I can't do anything with it.

1
0
Eek

the old one is probably a better deal.

All the offers still seems over expensive compared to buying the ipad outright and then buying a monthly sim only deal.

I'm glad I picked up the last ipad 1 32gb at three last week. £129 upfront + £20 a month for 24 months so a total of £609 all in.

Granted its last years technology but it does exactly what I want, doesn't force a camera on me which could be awkward at some clients and saves me £270 over the cost of the new one.

0
0
Silver badge
Paris Hilton

And MiFi?

How about doing a comparison of buying a pristine non-3G iPad outright and pairing it with a cheap MiFi type device? Or using any Android device that turns your phone into a hotspot?

Either way, I figured a couple of years ago that when it comes to Apple, it's best not telling the phone companies you're using an Apple device, as the costs generally go up. iPhone 4 + cheap SIM-only tariff works out a lot cheaper - I can only imagine the iPad works out similarly.

3
0

Vodafone data allowance

You've got the inclusive data for the Vodafone £15 a month plan wrong - it's 2GB of cellular data not 1GB. You also get 1GB of WiFi too. You can get an extra 1GB of cellular data for 32p a month more if you go here http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/mobile-broadband-plans/ipad-sim-3gb.

0
0
Silver badge
Go

@Nameless Invertebrate

Do you have to be paying a lot to vodafone already for that deal? I have a vodafone PAYG phone that I keep 'for emergencies', only 100 quid up front sounds quite tempting, and a low-ish overall cost.

Anyone want to buy an ipad 1? :D

0
0
Thumb Up

Voda

I got quoted the same deal on Voda - i have 2 phone contracts, mine and him indoors - spend about £60 per month. Just rang the standard sales line via 191.

0
0
FAIL

Unlimited?

"unlimited Wi-Fi - subject to 10GB Fair Use Policy"

This really pisses me off! Why can't they be honest and just say that it's 10GB Wi-Fi? That's perfectly acceptable and also fairly generous. F***ing small print lawyers!

0
0
This topic is closed for new posts.