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  • 3G iPads in UK for 200?

    Orange and T-Mobile will subsidize Wi-Fi + 3G iPads for customers who order 18 month and 24 month service plans. Although there's no pricing information from either company or their parent Everything Everywhere, reports claim that the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB will be available for 200, which about $320 US.

    The UK advertising site MarketingWeek was out first with the news that Everything Everywhere, the British wireless behemoth formed out of the merger of Orange UK and T-Mobile UK was planning to sell iPads at reduced prices for the Christmas holiday. Orange later acknowledged the plan in a press release, but there is as yet no official confirmation from T-Mobile, and no information about pricing.

    MarketingWeek's sources say that the subsidized iPad Wi+Fi + 3G 16GB is going to be available for around 200 for customers that are willing to sign an 18 to 24 month contract. This is a steep discount from the price for the same model iPad at the Apple Store in the UK, which costs 529 (approximately $844 US). The plans cost $14.99 for 250 MB a month and $25 for 2 GB a month.

    The subsidy model for mobile devices is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. O2 recently introduced a deal giving customers PlayStation 3s with PlayStation Move free if they buy a 35 per month 24 month contract. Customers who get a 25 per month 24 month contract can buy an Xbox 360 with a 250GB hard drive, Kinect for Xbox 360 with Kinect Adventures and a choice of either Dance Central, Kinect Sports or a 12 month Xbox Live membership for 189.99: a 200 subsidy.

    Source: Fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3G iPads in UK for 200? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Noing Apple, the price will be much higher than would it would just using exchange rate. Like a Apple TV costs $99 in the US and $119 in Canada when our dollars are on parody
    1. mirogster's Avatar
      mirogster -
      Well just do the math and see theREAL price for 'subsidised' iDevices. Ppl are sometimes so naive!
    1. zYxMa's Avatar
      zYxMa -
      I am stunned when I see comments like that it will cost 200... or when at&t customers comments saying that ip4 was only $199 and the (i.e.) vapor 4 case was half of the phone price... and at the same time comparing it to the apple store prices... People are very naive...
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mirogster View Post
      Well just do the math and see theREAL price for 'subsidised' iDevices. Ppl are sometimes so naive!
      I suppose you think the iPad will actually cost the customer 650? If it wasn't subsidised, then you'd be paying 529 for an iPad with no 3G plan, so then add on a 25 a month (or even less if you can get one) and after 6 months - a year you'll have spent a couple of hundred more.
      I think you're the naive one
    1. leemurrayking's Avatar
      leemurrayking -
      Orange currently sell iPad sim only contracts at 15 a month for 3gb download. If we take that figure and times by 24 months and add 200 for base model iPad total 560 which is 61 more than from apple without contract. I think couldbe great deal
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      200 for the iPad and 10 a month wouldn't be a bad idea. You could probably sell the iPad for a profit and then use the sim in the iPad 2 when it's launched.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by mirogster View Post
      Well just do the math and see theREAL price for 'subsidised' iDevices. Ppl are sometimes so naive!
      It all really depends. If youbuy it at this price, but don;t end up usng the data srvice, it;s a waste of money. If you do heavily use data, you are actually saving money in the end...