Three reveals new iPad pricing

Three reveals new iPad pricingMan, I’m still not enjoying this ‘new iPad’ thing. It’s definitely my frontrunner for Stupidest Thing of the Year.

Anyway! Three Mobile has announced its pricing for the new iPad – or third generation iPad, if you prefer – which, of course, goes on sale tomorrow.

Needless to say, these are the 4G and Wi-Fi models, and you can do the usual thingy where you pay more up front and less per month. All options are for 24 months, and have a data limit of 15GB.

Ready? Check ‘em:

  • 16GB - £99 up front, £29PM
  • 16GB - £159 up front, £25PM
  • 32GB - £169 up front, £29PM
  • 32GB - £229 up front, £25PM
  • 64GB - £249 up front, £29PM
  • 64GB - £299 up front, £25PM

There’s not a great deal of difference between the £29 and £25PM options. With the 16GB new iPad, for example, that’d work out - over two years - as £795 and £759 respectively. For the latter, that’s a saving of £36 – effectively £1.50 per month.

Alternatively, you can buy the new iPad outright and go for a rolling monthly contract. Somewhat surprisingly, the new iPad is a tad cheaper from Three, namely £479, £549 and £629 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models (usually £499, £579 and £659).

Rolling monthly contracts weigh in at £7.50 for 1GB of data or £15 for 10GB. Twice the price for 10 times the data? What the…?

And finally, the new iPad will be compatible with Three’s imminent 42Mbps HSPA+ service, which it kinda calls ‘4G’, ‘cept not. It’s rolling out in summer.

Apple recently announced that demand for the new iPad was "off the charts".

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AhmadCentral  Mar. 15, 2012 at 11:45

Its cheaper than before, used to be £229 upfront then £25pm. Now its only £159.

Pondlife  Mar. 15, 2012 at 12:28

Suspect using a three phone sim would be better on rolling basis or even a payasyougo one, think they'd both work.

AhmadCentral  Mar. 15, 2012 at 12:48

Suspect using a three phone sim would be better on rolling basis or even a payasyougo one, think they'd both work.

They'd work, but three would cut you off as soon as they investigated which sim you were using. Its against the T&C's to put a phone sim in a tablet/broadband device and vice versa. I know people who get a way with it though, and i also know people who have been cut off and redirected to the three tethering page.

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