Orange data correct?
10MB fair use on WIFI? That seems wrong. I am sure all of use who visit this site could fart and accidentally download 10MB. 10GB surely?
(insert standard grumble about the misuse of the word unlimited here)
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Vodafone offer a 'special' to existing customers. I have just ordered a 64gb WiFi+3G. They only asked for £100 up front. Then 24 months @ £32 per month. If you do the calculations, this equates to £23.30 per month paying off the iPad £100+(24x£23.30=£559) =£659. This then makes it only £8.70 per month for 2GB data. Only cost effective if you cancel the contract after the 24 month period though. Total cost = £867.80
All the offers still seems over expensive compared to buying the ipad outright and then buying a monthly sim only deal.
I'm glad I picked up the last ipad 1 32gb at three last week. £129 upfront + £20 a month for 24 months so a total of £609 all in.
Granted its last years technology but it does exactly what I want, doesn't force a camera on me which could be awkward at some clients and saves me £270 over the cost of the new one.
How about doing a comparison of buying a pristine non-3G iPad outright and pairing it with a cheap MiFi type device? Or using any Android device that turns your phone into a hotspot?
Either way, I figured a couple of years ago that when it comes to Apple, it's best not telling the phone companies you're using an Apple device, as the costs generally go up. iPhone 4 + cheap SIM-only tariff works out a lot cheaper - I can only imagine the iPad works out similarly.
You've got the inclusive data for the Vodafone £15 a month plan wrong - it's 2GB of cellular data not 1GB. You also get 1GB of WiFi too. You can get an extra 1GB of cellular data for 32p a month more if you go here http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/mobile-broadband-plans/ipad-sim-3gb.
The iPad is classed as mobile broadband - 'cos it can't make phone calls, I presume. The all-you-can-eat data plans are voice plans.
They (at least used to) put specfic code on the iPhone SIMs to stop you using them in iPads. My Three iPad 1 seems happy with a 3Pay SIM, but there's no credit on it so I can't do anything with it.
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