The first 4G network in the UK, EE (formerly known as Everything Everywhere), confirmed that it will be offering Apple’s 4G version of the iPad mini. However, if you’re looking to enjoy the only way to get 4G internet on a tablet, it may cost you an arm and a leg.
We still don’t know how much you’ll have to pay to get your hands on the 4G version of the iPad mini via EE. However, the network has published its 4G ‘tablet’ plans. For 2GB of monthly data, you’ll have to pay £25.99. For 3GB, you’ll have to pay £30.99 and £35.99 will get you 5GB.
Unfortunately, EE doesn’t offer unlimited data. Furthermore, you’ll be stuck with a data cap for two years, since getting these devices will tie you down to a 24-month contract. This is the same case with their phone tariffs, including smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE or the iPhone 5. This has outraged their potential customers.
Will EE offer a special price for the iPad mini? Unfortunately, EE has not mentioned anything at the moment, but don’t keep your hopes up on this one. We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
The iPad mini will also be available with T-Mobile and Orange, which will only offer 3G internet speeds. However, you probably won’t have to splash out that much cash just to be able to browse the internet on the tablet.
The three network operators will be offering the smaller version of the iPad and the refreshed version of the new iPad “in the coming weeks”.
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