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Vodafone To Stock New iPad Tablet

Vodafone has announced this morning that it is now stocking (and selling) the new iPad in the UK with the cheapest tariff costing £27 per month on a two year contract with a £199 upfront fee and includes 2GB UK data allowance and 1GB BT Wi-Fi Openzone.

The mobile phone operator has also announced that it has upgraded its network in order to make the most out of the new iPad connectivity options.

Users of the new Apple tablet can expect speeds of up to 28.8Mbps in major cities and 21.1Mbps in towns. Vodafone has also cut down the price of the iPad 2 down to £139 on the same £27 monthly contract.

Users will have to fork out £275 and £345 for the 32GB and the 64GB models respectively. The company has also updated its SIM only data plan for the new iPad which like the contract tariff comes with an usage alert.

Its PAYG package includes 250MB data for 30 days at £5 on a rolling contract while its starter package has 500MB 3G with 1GB BT openzone for £7.50 and its standard package quadrupling the 3G data allowance to 2GB for £15 per month.

Vodafone has also announced mobile Wi-Fi modem data plans for use with the WiFi only iPad with the starter package costing £15 for 2GB 3G (no WiFi). The 30 day tenure requires a £49 WiFI modem while an 18-month contract comes with a free modem.

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