Orange has launched the first combined ‘connected’ plan for the 3G iPad 2 and iPhone 4.
The deal, which is available immediately from Orange shops and Orange telesales, allows customers to take both devices for upfront payment of £99 on a £65 per month, 24 month contract.
Meanwhile, customers can get the 8G 3GS iPhone and 16G iPad 2 for free on the same contract.
It comes as industry sources and analysts call for a combined pricing model for tablets in operator retail. It is understood the current subsidy model, where tablets are generally subsidised separately on 24 month contracts, is not proving popular with consumers.
The new connected plan comes with a 2GB data allowance and unlimited BT Openzone Wi-Fi which can be shared across both devices, as well as 600 minutes and unlimited texts for iPhone use.
Meanwhile, Orange has also launched two new BlackBerry price plans called ‘Orange 10’ and ‘Orange 15’. Customers who take out an Orange 10 price plan will receive a BlackBerry 8520, as well as 50 minutes and 50 texts for just £10 per month.
Those who take out the ‘Orange 15’ Sim-only package will receive 100 minutes, 500 texts, a 100MB data allowance and email for £15 per month. The Orange 15 plan can then be used with a range of BlackBerry handsets which are available to purchase separately, including the 9300, 9105, 9780 and 9800.