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T-Mobile Starts Selling Apple iPad On Contracts

T-Mobile has unveiled its own iPad monthly tariffs and joined Three UK and Orange, the two other mobile phone operators that have already announced their tariffs.

Available here (opens in new tab), T-Mobile's plans are the same; new customers can expect to pay £199 for the cheapest iPad which is a 16GB 3G version, with monthly costs of £27 per month on a two year contract for 1GB monthly and 1GB "Quiet Time" data allowance.

"Quiet Time" is defined by T-Mobile as being the period between midnight and 10am and the only difference between T-Mo and Orange is the lack of Wi-Fi hotspot access.

Existing customer will pay £2 less per month and T-Mobile also offers an iPad insurance for £12.99 per month (or £311.76 for the duration of the contract).

Unfortunately, those wanting more data allowance will be disappointed as T-Mobile doesn't have any other price plans; as a reminder, Three UK offers 15GB worth of data for the same price.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.