Mobile Broadband for iPad

Users who wish to access a broadband internet service using an iPad can buy ‘Wi-Fi + 3G iPad’ and sign up for a 3G micro SIM card. IPad is available with an integrated modem and a slot to insert a micro SIM card. This device is capable of accessing data using the 3G broadband network in UK at a maximum speed of 7.2Mbps. Also it can automatically switch between 3G and Wi-Fi based on the availability and provide a seamless network connection.

Users can go live using the iPad 3G in 4 easy steps

  1. Purchase an iPad Wi-Fi + 3G
  2. Signup for a micro-SIM card data plan
  3. Install the micro-SIM card and activate the SIM card using the on device activation process

What is an iPad?

IPad is an innovative mobile computing device with a 9.7 inch screen, similar to a tablet PC. The device is packed with LED backlit IPS display, wireless, 3G connectivity and up to 10 hours of battery backup. It is designed with advanced capabilities for browsing, email, e-reader, photo viewing and sharing, music, video, navigation, scheduling, etc, which is accessible using a multi touch control system. It runs with a 1GHz Apple A4 custom designed processor and optional 16GB, 32GB or 64GB flash drive loaded with MAC OS X v10.58 or later.


Connectivity using iPad

All the iPad models are available with Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 facility. However there is also an optional Wi-Fi plus 3G model for users who require faster and instant broadband service. The 3G iPad is capable of transmitting data using standards like UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz). The Wi-Fi plus 3G model also contains assisted GPS and mobile network. The weight of the Wi-Fi model is 0.68Kg while the inclusion of 3G increases the weight to 0.73kg.

iPad provides the best experience in accessing the web with its great internet speed, accessibility and wide variety of applications. Safari is the default web browser of iPad which displays web pages either in landscape or portrait view. iPad can be easily accessed using our fingers to zoom, shrink or fit the web pages. It is also claimed to be faster than other devices as it supports high speed 802.11n Wi-Fi, 3G, web video and HTML5 audio innovations.

iPad deals for Mobile Broadband

3 Mobile iPad data Plan

3 mobile offers a 3G micro SIM card per customer. IPad users who wish to access the extensive 3 mobile network across UK at a maximum speed of 7.2Mbps can sign up for a new micro SIM card.

  1. You can now purchase an iPad with Wi-Fi plus 3G as a pay monthly or one month rolling contract from 3Mobiles.
  2. One month rolling contract includes- 10GB of data allowance at £15 per month or 1GB of data allowance at £7.50 per month.
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  4. Pay monthly (24 months) contract includes- 15GB of data allowance at £20 per month.
  5. The cost of the iPad device varies between 32GB or 64GB internal memory.
  6. Users who own an iPad already can Get a micro-SIM only at £7.50 per month or £15 per month, which is offered as one month rolling contract.

Orange iPad data Plan

Orange provides an iPad data plan with a download speed of 7.2Mbps.

Orange iPad plan offers data usage at 5.1p per MB, will never pat a maximum of £40 per month. Users can also choose any of the daily, weekly and monthly data bundles to the existing package.


  1. Daily bundle offers 200MB per day at £2.
  2. Weekly bundle offers 1GB per week at £7.50
  3. Monthly plan offers 3GB per month at £15.
  4. Also monthly plans are offered as 10GB per month at £25.

Vodafone iPad data Plan

Vodafone offers a micro SIM card for iPad to access the mobile broadband network. These data plans are offered as a 30 day contract at £3 or £7.50 or £15 per month with a maximum of 2GB data allowance.


T-Mobile iPad data Plan

T-Mobile offers PAY as you Go micro-SIM cards for iPad at a minimum cost of £2 per day. The maximum data allowance per day would be 250MB per day at £2 or 500MB per week at £7 or 1GB per month at £15. You can sign up for this free micro-SIM card plus £10 top-up.


O2 iPad data Plan

O2 mobile iPad data plan is offered for free as ‘PAY as you Go’ with a 30 day recurring tariff. Top up will be available as 500 MB per day at £2.00, 1GB per month at £10 and 3GB per month at £15. It also includes Wi-Fi access from O2 Wi-Fi hotspots available across the country. O2 does not offer roaming in the iPad data plan since it’s a PAYG service.