Looking For The Best UK Combined iPad 2 & iPhone 4 Bundle?

Orange unveiled a new bundle last week called Orange Connected which offered both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 on a two year contract for £65 per month with a hefty initial outlay.

We had a look over at Three and found out that their bundle, even if it did not carry a name, beats Orange's by far, as it offers significantly more minutes, texts and data than the rest of the competition.

The 16GB iPhone 4 smartphone can be had for £35 per month with a £69 upfront cost, that's a total cost of ownership of £909 and includes 2000 minutes, 5000 texts, unlimited data, 5000 three-to-three minutes, free voicemail, a nice bumper and no-limit tethering.

The 16GB iPad 2 package includes 15GB and costs £25 a month on a two year contract with an upfront cost of £229, that's a total cost of ownership of £829.

In total, you'd be expecting to pay £1738 over a two year period should you buy the pair separately. However, you can choose to buy the Wi-Fi only iPad 2 on its own and use the iPhone 4 to provide the connectivity (as a hotspot), an option that will cut the price of the bundle to £1408.

Alternatively, Three gives a discount of £30 for existing customers but could open the floodgates by offering a similar deal to Orange's.