Price war begins over iPad tariffs

20 Jul 2010

With 3 Ireland tariffs yet to be announced for the iPad, O2’s price plans undercut Vodafone by €0.02 for the daily plan and €0.10 for the monthly plan.

The iPad Wi-Fi + 3G goes on sale in Ireland from this Friday and the three main mobile operators are offering tariffs. With 3’s tariffs yet to be announced, the least expensive so far is O2 with a €3.97 per day (24 hours) for up to 500MB of data and €19.90 per month with a 5GB data limit.

Vodafone has a similar €3.99 per day with 500MB limit and €20 per month for the 5GB data limit and neither operators require a minimum term contract.

O2 has the edge with its bundle, including free access to all Bitbuzz Wi-Fi hotspots and a day of free broadband access once customer micro sims are registered.

The O2 micro sims are available in O2 stores and Apple Reseller Stores including Compu b.

UPDATE: 3 brings third iPad data plan