updated 10:40 am EDT, Mon May 17, 2010
Base option matches O2
Even though the iPad has yet to launch in the United Kingdom, Vodafone has already modified its local data plans for the device. The carrier was originally intending to offer just two monthly plans: a £10, 250MB option, and a more practical £25 plan with 5GB. This put the company in a weak position next to O2, which is selling 1GB for £10, and Orange, which has 10GB for £25.
Vodafone's £10 plan now matches that of O2. The £25 plan is unchanged, but a £15 middle-ground tier has been introduced, providing 3GB per month. Vodafone is the only UK iPad carrier out of three to not offer a daily option. Wi-Fi and 3G iPads should reach the UK by May 28th, although new pre-orders will only be delivered in June.