Orange has announced its data plan offerings for the iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G in the UK, France, and Switzerland (PDF Link). In the UK, users will be able to purchase data as they go at a rate of 5p per MB, daily at a rate of £2 for 200MB, weekly at a rate of £7.50 for 1GB, or choose from two monthly plans, both of which include unlimited browsing at Wi-Fi hotspots: £15 for 3GB/month or £25 for 10GB/month. In France, iPad users can choose between a €10 monthly plan offering 200MB of cellular data and unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot browsing, or a €39 monthly plan including 2GB of data and unlimited Wi-Fi. French customers who reach the data cap will be able to buy a 300 Mb recharge for €10, and current Orange France mobile customers will receive a 15% discount on their iPad data charges. In France, customers will also be able to order their iPad directly form the Orange store, with Apple handling delivery. In Switzerland, Orange will be charging 5 CHF per day for unlimited data use, with a charge of 10 CHF for the micro SIM card and the first three days of use free. Orange also plans to offer iPad service in Spain; pricing and plan details for Spain have yet to be announced.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.