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UK's Cheapest 3G iPad + Three Uncapped Data Plan = Heaven!

Online retailer Zavvi is selling the 16GB 3G Apple iPad tablet via its Ebay outlet for a mere £429, a price that includes both VAT and delivery, making it by far the cheapest 3G iPad in the country, with a saving of £100 off the RRP. It is an even better deal (opens in new tab) because it includes a free Belkin Black leather case worth £30 on its own; the device is unused, unopened, undamaged and comes with one year warranty from Apple.

While not technically a mobile phone, the iPad is not a laptop either which means that 3 UK is unlikely to prohibit you from using its brand uew Uncapped Data Plan, The One Plan, in the tablet (ed : you could just as well use it in the Samsung Galaxy Tab). You can of course convert the SIM to a microSIM using a meat cleaver (as described expertly here (opens in new tab)). Given that some sell a 5GB data plan for £25 per month, the same as 3 UK's One Plan (opens in new tab), the deal is one to be reckoned with especially if you plan to consume more than 10GB and don't mind sticking with the same network for two years.

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.