MOBILE OPERATORS Orange and Vodafone have announced prices for Apple's Ipad 2 ranging between £199 and £645 for the shiny gadget.
Orange said it will be offering the Ipad 2 from 5pm tomorrow at its store on Great Marlborough Street, London. So far only details of the 16GB model have been released, which will cost a one off payment of £199 plus £25 per month on a 24 month contract. WiFi data usage is unlimited with 1GB anytime data and 1GB "quiet time" - midnight to 4pm - data usage over 3G.
At the Orange store, fanbois who queue up will have the chance to win an Ipad 2 by dressing up as their favourite Ipad application. Ten of the best, or maybe worst dressed people will be picked to receive a free Ipad 2.
Vodafone's contract offering is slightly better if you're a current customer with a £24.50 per month contract over 24 months and the same £199 payment for the device. The 32GB and 64GB models will be available on the same contract for £249 and £349, respectively.
If you're not a Vodafone customer then the monthly fee is jacked up to £27 per month on the same 24 month contract. An extra £30 is slapped onto the cost of the device, meaning you'll be paying £229, £279 or £379 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, respectively.
A 2GB data usage allowance is what Vodafone will offer over 3G and a 1GB allowance on BT Openzone WiFi. A £15 "out of bundle" extra will be charged per 1GB after the 2GB 3G allowance is used up, with further charges for roaming.
Vodafone will also offer the shiny Ipad 2 on pay as you go and SIM only plans. This pushes the price for the device up even further to £499, £569 and £645 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, respectively. Plan prices range from £3 to £15 per 30 days with data allowances ranging from 250MB to 2GB.
Three and T-Mobile have told The INQUIRER that they will announce prices for the Ipad 2 tomorrow. µ
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