Following the excitement of last week when we announced in the news section that Orange and T-Mobile would offer subsidised iPads with mobile broadband more details are now starting to emerge about the pricing and availability.
Orange have announced that they will offer the 16gb iPad for £199, the 32gb version for £249 and the 64gb version for £349. T-Mobile are expected to offer the same pricing altough some reports say they will only offer the 16gb device.
Orange’s mobile broadband tariff will be their 1gb anytime plus 1gb off peak (midnight to 4pm) price plan which will be charged at £25 per month for existing customers and £27 a month for new customers. Expensive but not out of line with pay monthly laptop deals.
There is no news yet on T-Mobile’s tariff pricing but we expect to see them either match Orange exactly or (hopefully) push their unlimited mobile broadband offer at a slight pemium – maybe £30 a month? Orange and T-Mobile are expected to launch in time for Christmas
In seperate news 3 have also announced that they will offer subsidised iPads (presumably at the most competitive prices) although not until next year and speculation is growing that Vodafone will no the same.