Three, Orange and Vodafone confirm new iPad


Three, Orange and Vodafone all confirm they will stock the new Apple iPad when it goes on sale tomorrow

Orange, Three and Vodafone have all confirmed they will stock the new iPad from tomorrow (March 16) when it is officially launched in the UK.

Three has announced it will offer the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB tablets on 24 month contracts for a monthly fee of between £25 and £29 including up front fees of between £99 for the 16GB device and £299 for the 64GB device. All plans will include 15GB of data.

It will also sell the 16GB version for £479, the 32GB version for £549 and the 64GB version for £629 on one month rolling contracts.

Three marketing director Thomas Malleschitz said the operator was suited to running the new device given to the fast speeds offered by its HSPA+ network.

“Teaming up our leading-edge HSPA+ network with the innovative new iPad is great news for our customers,” Malleschitz said.

“Our customers already enjoy super fast internet on the move, and with an excellent range of great value price plans and our leadership in fast UK mobile broadband, we look forward to being the network of choice for new iPad customers.”

Orange did not reveal any specific price plans but also claimed its network which will be rolled out to provide 3.5G services to its customers would be perfectly suited to the new device.

Everything Everywhere consumer chief marketing officer Pippa Dunn said: “New iPad customers will benefit from the widest 3G coverage in the UK and, with our advanced 3.5G roll out, they will also benefit from a really fast network.

“As a result, we’re definitely the number one place to go for those wanting the best all round performance on their new iPad”.

Dunn said customers would be able to purchase the new iPad from stores, online and through telesales from tomorrow.