Three has revealed its prices for the 4G tablet for as little as £119 up front., which goes on sale on Friday. Monthly costs start at just £7.50 per month, or you can get yourself a
In terms of monthly cost, the cheapest deal is £7.50 for 1GB of data, followed by a £15 deal for 10GB of data. To take advantage of those deals, you'll pay £499 up front for the 16GB model or £579 for the 32GB model.
To get the cheap deals for the 64GB iPad Air, you need to fork out £659 (on the 1GB deal) or £469 (10GB).
Those are monthly rolling plans so you're not tied into a lengthy contract. For a cheaper up-front cost, you can commit for two years and get 15GB of data each month, starting at £25 per month and £179, £279 or £349 for the tablet. For £119 up front, you'll have to shell out £29 per month for the next two years.
If that's as clear as mud, here's a handy table:
If you're in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Reading, any of these deals will give you 4G for free.
Three launches a 4G service in December, but it won't charge extra. Sign up to Three now and as long as you have a 4G phone or tablet -- like the iPad Air -- you'll simply find your phone connecting to the Web over 4G as soon as it's turned on in your local area.
- 4G face-off:
O2, Vodafone and EE have already launched 4G services in parts of the country. Vodafone, EE, Orange and T-Mobile have all said they will sell the iPad Air.
- Tablet showdown:
The UK release date is yet to be confirmed for the new retina-packing, announced alongside the Air and scheduled for release at some time in November -- . Meanwhile the iPad Air starts at £399 without 3G and 4G -- .
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