Orange and T-Mobile have confirmed the discounted prices they will be offering on the Apple iPad under their joint 'Everything, Everywhere' brand - you can pick up an iPad for an initial cost of only £199, representing an initial 'saving' of £330. Click here for full details of Orange and T-Mobile Apple iPad pricing.
Sign up for a 24-month contract that costs £25 a month for Orange customers, or £27 for new customers, and the 16GB (3G and Wi-Fi) Apple iPad will set you back only £199. Under the same conditions the 32GB Apple iPad Wi-Fi and 3G costs only £249 (rather than £599), and the 64GB model goes for just £349 (£699).
But the data is much more limited than early-adopters of the Apple iPhone, for example, might expect. For your £27 a month fee you will be able to use up to 1GB of 3G data in peak hours, and 1GB in offpeak periods (midnight until 4am). Users will also be able to access up to 3GB of data in BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots.
Another caveat: as with all similar deals, although you make an initial saving, you'll pay much more for your Apple iPad over the course of two years than you would by simply shelling out Apple's initial asking price. That said, if you require 3G you'll probably pay up to £25 a month simply for that service, so heavy data users may find these deals make sense for them.
As ever, the best advice is to shop around for Apple iPad deals.