Mobile phone network provider Three has announced it will offer additional pricing options for Apple's iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G, when purchased with a fixed contract data service plan.

Orange, T-Mobile and Three have all announced plans to subsidise the cost of the iPad with contracts, with users paying from around £200 upfront for a 24-month contract.

Three will offer the following plans:

iPad on contract with Three
£25 a month for 15GB plus one off upfront cost:
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB - £199
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB - £249
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 64GB - £349
 
iPad on Pay As You Go
Alternatively customers can buy their iPad outright from Three and pair it with whichever of Three’s micro-SIM only tariffs suit them:
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB - £529
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB - £599
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 64GB - £699
 
Micro-SIM only tariff costs:
One month rolling contract
1GB per month - £7.50
10GB per month - £15
Pay As You Go:
1GB for 30 days - £10
3GB for 30 days - £20

Apple iPad

"We are delighted to launch new pricing options for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G, in     addition to our competitive SIM-only plans for iPad in the UK," said Marc Allera, sales and marketing director at Three.

"Our network is the largest 3G network in the country and came first in the two most recent YouGov surveys of Mobile Broadband customers - ensuring our customers enjoy the very best mobile performance on iPad."

Full details on iPad pricing with fixed contracts and no-contract data plans can be found at www.three.co.uk/ipad.