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Apple iPad 2 3G data plans compared

O2, Orange, 3, Vodafone & T-Mobile 3G data prices

Apple iPad 2

The Apple iPad 2 goes on sale today in the UK. Wi-fi only and wi-fi with 3G versions will both be available from 5pm, although the new tablet is expected to sell out rapidly.

Users who want to access the web when on the go should consider opting for a 3G model. Data plans are available through a number of carriers, and below we’ve rounded up the offers from the major networks.

You’ll need a micro-SIM card to use the 3G iPad 2. Micro-SIMs from O2, 3, Orange and Vodafone are available when purchasing the iPad 2 from Apple. T-Mobile’s micro-SIM card is available from T-Mobile directly.

3G data plans for the Apple iPad 2

iPad 2 data plans
Carrier Data allowance Plan cost
O2 500MB per day £2
O2 1GB per month £10
O2 3GB per month £15
3 1GB per month £7.50
3 10GB per month £15
Orange 200MB per day £2
Orange 1GB per week £7.50
Orange 3GB per month £15
Orange 10GB per month £25
Vodafone 1GB per month £10
Vodafone 3GB per month £15
Vodafone 5GB per month £25
T-Mobile 250MB per day £2
T-Mobile 500MB per week £7
T-Mobile 1GB per month £15

Apple iPad 3G price

  • 16GB wi-fi + 3G: £499.00 inc VAT (£415.83 ex VAT)
  • 32GB wi-fi + 3G: £579.00 inc VAT (£482.50 ex VAT)
  • 64GB wi-fi + 3G: £659.00 inc VAT (£549.17 ex VAT)

For an in-depth look at the new iPad, check out our Apple iPad 2 report, containing first look videos and a list of Apple iPad 2 alternatives.

And you may also be interested in our lab-based tablet reviews.

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