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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