Orange and T-Mobile have each launched iPad contract deals – that’s right, get a cheap iPad when you sign up to a contract with a mobile network, just like you do with a mobile phone.
Existing Orange customers can pick up a new 16GB 3G + WiFi iPad for £199 (normally worth £529) if they sign up to a £25 a month (£27 for new customers) 24 month iPad contract.
The iPad contract includes 1GB of data, unlimited WiFi hotspot access with BT Openzone (which covers most branches of Starbucks!) plus 1GB of ‘Quiet Time’ data between midnight and 6am.
Yes, the ‘Quiet Time’ tariff is pretty useless unless you’re an insomniac who leaves the house at night, you work the night shift or you take your iPad clubbing with you but I’m sure someone out there will use it productively. If you have a good, or ridiculous, idea for how to make use of the ‘Quiet Time 1GB’ please leave a comment below (Keep it clean tho!)
T-Mobile, who are now part of the same company as Orange, offer the same contract minus the BT Openzone WiFi access. If you hate Starbucks or you don’t want to risk spilling your extra hot, extra shot vanilla skinny latte onto your expensive new pride and joy then perhaps T-Mobile is worth a look.
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