3 UK iPad Pricing

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  1. ryan.hayes79 macrumors member

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    3 UK have just announced pricing for the iPad. £7.50 for 1GB and £15 for 10GB. These are both 1 month rolling contracts. http://www.three.co.uk/ipad
     
  2. Streethawk macrumors 6502

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    That sounds quite good. What's their network coverage like these days? I know they're advertising its much improved, but i havent used them for years.
     
  3. iPaddy macrumors 6502

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    10GB for £15 a month compared to O2's 3GB for £15 a month...Wow!
     
  4. ryan.hayes79 thread starter macrumors member

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    They have 10,886 active sites and 94.16% 3G coverage. Use the coverage checker on the website and see how you will do. I have been using a Sim only in my unlocked iPhone for 6 months and has been far faster than O2 for data.

    The pricing is really good.
     
  5. Streethawk macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully informed iPad 3G users will all use 3 and then Vodafone/Orange/O2 will have to get their arses in gear and give us at least a reasonable deal. At the minute they all seem to be in cahoots to rip off iPad owners. Well done 3.

    Also, network coverage near me seems quite good, so i've signed up.
     
  6. iPaddy macrumors 6502

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    I've heard very good things about 3's network when you can get it.
    Just ordered the sim.
     
  7. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Nice find!

    See here, it's good for my usual locations:

    http://www.three.co.uk/Help_Support/Coverage
     
  8. johnrs macrumors 6502a

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    I am still hoping that the Three pre loaded sims will work that sell on ebay

    12gb data for a year. £29 & you just trim the sim to fit :D
     
  9. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Would be nice! :)
     
  10. crut macrumors regular

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    Micro sim ordered, thanks for the heads up OP!

    Certainly I think that the other companies will be more aggressive in their pricing strategy. When the pre-orders came online, all companies except O2 looked like they were drinking loopy juice.

    Since then they have modified their prices to come closer to (or match) the O2 tariffs.

    If Three look like they are going to win a lot of customers with their prices then we will see the other drop theirs.
     
  11. Westyfield2 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks OP!

     
  12. watsonjm macrumors regular

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    im assuming the data will expire after 30 days? as in u cant roll left over allowence onto the next month?
     
  13. Louis- macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that! Had planned on O2 but think i'll be having one of those now :)
     
  14. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't seem to offer any bundled wifi access?
     
  15. whitebook macrumors regular

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    Yeh i'm pretty sure this will be the case as its this way with text messages, free minutes etc.
     
  16. miladsafa macrumors newbie

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    The best way is to just buy a normal 3 simcard and trim it down with unlimited 3G access! I just ordered one 3 microsim so I can trace it on an actual 3 simcard so that i could cut it perfectly.. :D
     
  17. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    That's the only disadvantage I can see at the moment.

    Bundled wi-fi can be a great advantage if, like me, you work in places that are covered by BT Openzone.
     
  18. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    Yep I agree, it's a great tariff but that odd occasion where I'm in a hotel with poor 3G coverage and half decent wifi access is worth the extra £10 from Orange. Personally i can't believe I"m even entertaining Orange!

    I think Orange and 3 have the best tarriffs at the moment depending on usage of course.
     
  19. crut macrumors regular

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    O2 have the same Openzone access on the iPad tariffs.
     
  20. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I'm leaning towards Orange (a little reluctantly) as well at the moment. Aren't they supposed to have really good 3G coverage?
     
  21. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    O2's is better — they offer Openzone on their daily/PAYG tariff. Orange restrict it to their monthly tariffs only.
     
  22. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    True, but their 3G coverage is not as good as Orange is it?
     
  23. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    I think so, it's just that they have shockingly bad customer service. Mind you I think 3 possibly are the worst company to deal with out of the networks in the UK.

    I used to work for O2 a few years back, and have a distain for Orange from both a personal experience and what I witnessed with customers. Mind you I love their funny little adverts in the cinema, and they're marketing (Orange Wednesdays etc) is excellent.

    As long as i have no need to deal with their customer services, then hopefully everything should be OK.
     
  24. carpets macrumors member

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    3's website says - Only 1 sim per person.

    I would like to have the option of either data plan.

    So...

    I ordered one of each. One to be delivered to my home address and one to my business address!

    I'll let you know if it works.
     
  25. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Oh they do indeed work ;)

    Posted from my iPad on 3g via 3mobile
     

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