Apples and Oranges: Orange UK iPad Tariff and MicroSIM
First thing first – you’ll need a MicroSIM to get your iPad hooked up and Orange will give those away for free at orange.co.uk/ipad.
Data usage is charged at 5p per meg each month, with a maximum charge of Â£40 a month – you also can nab Â£10 free credit when you activate that thing 🙂
Alternatively you can sign up for a daily, weekly or monthly data plan.
The daily plan is valid for one day until midnight, costs Â£2, and scores you 200MB of geekahol.
The weekly plan goes for seven days until midnight, costs Â£7.50, and includes a 1GB slab of data.
If I was making a choice mine would be the monthly sign-up and this comes in two flavours. Monthly 15 costs Â£15 and includes 3GB of browsing, while Monthly 25 costs, can you guess? Yup, Â£25 and that gives you 10GB. Both also give you unlimited interwebs when using BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots. The bit I don’t get is that the Wi-Fi has a 750MB fair use policy. WTF?
If you’re grabbing this Orange to go with your Apple you’ll also get Orange iPad apps, including Orange Wednesdays, an account tracker, and a Wi-Fi hotspot locator.
Orange’s iPad 3G tariffs will be available starting on 10 May – coinciding with the iPad pre-order date 😉
O2 and Vodafone have already said that they’ll also be offering iPad tariffs – let battle commence!