Three has announced its price plans for the iPad 2, which it will be stocking in select stores up and down the country from 5pm today (25 March) - launch day. And the biggest surprise is that it has comfortably trumped all rivals by offering a staggering 15GB data limit per month on a 24-month contract.

Data plans are set at a standard £25 per month, for 24 months, similar to rivals, T-Mobile and Orange. Vodafone is charging £24.50pm to existing customers, £27pm to new ones, while O2's tariffs are the same with the original iPad as it isn't currently offering a cut price device package (£2.04 daily - 200MB, £10.21 monthly - 1GB, £15.32 monthly - 2GB).

However, Three is offering more data for the money, with the aforementioned 15GB per month, in comparison to the 2GB from Vodafone, and 1GB busy/1GB quiet time plans of Orange and T-Mobile.

The device is more expensive initially, as Three is charging £229 upfront for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G version (regardless of colour), £279 for the 32GB model, and £379 for the 64GB.

It also seems that there are no free Wi-Fi deals attached.

Check out the prices and details for yourself, as well as a list of Three stores that are stocking the iPad 2 this afternoon, at www.three.co.uk/Mobile_Broadband/iPad/iPad_2_plans.

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