Orange & T-Mobile to subsidise iPads

Orange & T Mobile to subsidise iPads

Orange & T-Mobile have announced they are to subsidise the cost of buying an iPad when taking out a monthly data plan. 

This would make the “Everything Everywhere” companies the first networks to do this, and it will be interesting to see if other networks follow – especially as the Samsung tab is being sold in this way already.

It could also tie in with a rumour that surfaced today, that an updated iPad is being prepared for a pre-Christmas launch with an integrated SIM-card. Could it be that networks are now moving to lock iPad customers in now? 

UPDATE – further rumours indicate the bottom 16gb iPad with 3G will be available at £200. Is that enough to tempt you from an Android tablet? 

Links – Orange newsroomT-Mobile pressT3 iPad SIM story