UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE started selling the Apple Ipad Mini on its 4G LTE tariffs today, promising to serve the tablet with web speeds "five times faster" than 3G.
While the Ipad Mini is widely thought of as Apple's budget tablet, EE's pricing typically is expensive. Pricing for a 16GB Ipad Mini starts from £49.99, and you'll have to sign up for a 24 month £35.99 price plan that comes with 8GB of monthly data.
Alternatively, you can hand over £149.99 for the tablet, which retails for just £269 when bought from Apple, while signing up for a 24 month £25.99 contract that comes with a meagre 3GB of data each month.
As you'd imagine, pricing is even more eye-watering for the 32GB Ipad Mini and the full-sized fourth generation Ipad.
We might not be too fond of EE's Ipad Mini pricing, but Pippa Dunn, chief marketing officer at EE sounds pretty pleased. She said, "We're delighted to be launching the 4G Ipad Mini and Ipad with Retina display.
"To celebrate the launch on the UK's only 4G network we will be offering customers the chance to try 4G free for a month on our EE £15.99 30 day SIM Only Plan, which comes with 5GB of data and WiFi."
If, like us, you're not too keen on EE's pricing, it is also available on Orange and T-Mobile. µ
Pre-orders to begin on 9 September with release to follow on 16 September
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