7 May 10
Orange UKÂ Announces Data Plans for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G
Orange today announced that it is extending its partnership with Apple to offer new iPad plans for customers in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Switzerland. The partnership between Orange and Apple, which has already seen iPhone launch with Orange in 30 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa, will extend later in 2010 with the launch of iPad in additional Orange markets.
Orange UK will offer tailored 3G data plans for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, from 10th May, and will launch a pre-registration site for SIMs at Orange.co.uk/iPad. Pay-as-you-consume, daily, weekly and monthly data plans will be available, providing the freedom to choose a type of plan depending on usage.
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.6 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web using a 3G data network.*
Orange, recently recognised as the best mobile broadband provider in the UK by Independent research firm YouGov, will offer micro-SIMs for iPad free of charge to consumers. From the 10th May the micro-SIMs can be ordered from Orange shops, www.orange.co.uk/shop and Orange telesales, as well as directly from Apple. Customers will be able to register their micro-SIMs by calling Orange customer service on 07973 100 150.
iPad users will also benefit from access to Orange iPad apps, including Orange Wednesdays, the popular 2-for-1 cinema ticket offer; Your Account, which allows users to track usage and purchase data bundles; and Orange Wi-Fi hotspot locator.
Orange has developed a simple “pay for what you use” price plan for iPad, charging for data access at a rate of 5p per MB of usage each month, costing no more than £40 per month (excluding the optional bundles). In addition consumers can also choose from four money-saving bundles below for more planned or frequent usage.
|Pay monthly for what you use||5p (per MB)|
All customers will enjoy a £10 credit upon activation of any
|iPad bundles||Cost||UK Usage Allowance|
|iPad Daily (valid for 1 day until midnight)||£2||200MB|
|iPad Weekly (valid for 7 days until midnight)||£7.50||1GB|
|iPad Monthly 15 (recurring)||£15||3GB + unlimited browsing at Wi-Fi hotspots**|
|iPad Monthly 25 (recurring)||£25||10GB + unlimited browsing at Wi-Fi hotspots**|
Additional data consumed beyond bundle allowance will be billed at 5p/MB
Pay as you consume plan is subject to fair usage.
**Fair usage policy of 750MB applies. Wi-Fi hotspots at UK's largest single public Wi-Fi network, BT Openzone
For more information about iPad please visit www.apple.com/ipad
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
Orange is the key brand of the France Telecom Group, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. With 131.8 million customers, the Orange brand now covers Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the Group operates.
In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population, and 3G coverage to more than 93%. At the end of March 2010, Orange had more than 17.3 million customers in the UK – 16.44 million active mobile customers and approximately 860,000 fixed line internet customers.
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited.
For more information please call the Orange Press Office 0870 3731500, or visit www.orange.co.uk/newsroom
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