Apple iPad 2 release will not see O2 subsidised contracts

O2 confirms it will not offer subsidised iPad 2s

Second-gen Apple tablet will not hit O2

Leading UK mobile network provider O2 has revealed it will not offer the recently unveiled Apple iPad 2 on subsidised contracts.

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Unlike Everything Everywhere partners Orange and T-Mobile, both of which confirmed they would subsidise the dual camera, dual-core processor touting tablets when they hit the UK on March 25th, O2 has stated that it will follow its current iPad plans and only offer data packages for the device.

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Speaking on the second-generation Apple tablet an O2 spokesman reportedly declared: ‘We continue to offer great value, flexible data tariffs for iPad 2 and the unique ability to manage these tariffs on the device itself.” He added: “Although we will not be selling iPad 2 with subsidy, O2 microsims, with our great value iPad tariffs, are still available for customers who have purchased the device elsewhere.”

The spokesman went on to add: ‘In addition to our award winning mobile broadband service, customers also benefit from unlimited Wi-Fi at thousands of The Cloud and BT Openzone hotspots.”

The final of the UK’s big five networks, Vodafone and Three, have both yet to release their plans for the iPad 2 which was officially unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs in San Francisco yesterday sporting a new, slimmer, lighter form factor and a choice of black or white colour schemes.

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Via: MobileToday