Use the comparison table above to compare all of the tablets on contract plans available in the UK. Use the sliders to easily filter the table to display just the deals that are most relevant to you.
Tablets have become extremely popular and buying one on a monthly contract plan is a great way to get a 4G enabled device and spread teh cost over 12 to 24 months. Apple and Samsung lead the way currently. The most popular tablet contract packages are for iPad contracts and also Samsung Tablet Contracts. Specifically the Galaxy Tab S on contract which is proving to be very popular.
If you do not have a preference for the make of tablet then use the above table as it presents all of the deals available in the UK. You can easily browse them and select the best one for you.
A tablet is a touch-screen computer with a similar design philosophy to that of smartphones. They are designed to function as a Laptop or Netbook would but with more portability and a lighter weight and form factor. They also have a lot less processing power which should be born in mind.
The most well known example of a tablet PC is the iPad series by Apple, but there are plenty of other companies producing tablet devices too, such as Samsung, Google and HTC.
Tablet computers are fantastic for surfing the internet, watching films / TV shows on the go and playing games.
For each device there are usually several peripherals for things such as keyboards to allow you to easily type up documents and allow the device to function as a full laptop computer.
Taking out a monthly contract plan will give you 4G internet access and a tablet PC all at once. If you’re thinking about purchasing a tablet then a contract will allow you to access the internet on the go with speeds up to 4G LTE: that’s as fast as modern fibre optic broadband!
Most mobile network providers have a range of tablet contracts available to be taken out.
A contract will also allow you to spread the cost of payment across a number of months. Currently up to 24 months. The clear advantage being that you get the device at once so that you can get your brand new device as soon as possible, without having to save up.
Using our comparison table above you can take a look at all tablet contracts currently available and compare which options best meet your requirements.
Simply adjust the sliders to filter from all available deals to just those that meet your specific requirements. For some people price is the key factor. For others it is the amount of storage that the device comes with. Whatever your own requirements are you can filter the table to show you just those contract packages.
In order to access the internet on the move you’ll need a contract. The alternative is using the free hotspot locations dotted around the country, although these can often unfortunately be few and far between.
With a contract plan you’ll be able to access the internet from anywhere at anytime you need it, even if no WiFi hotspot is available. This will greatly improve your experience with a tablet PC. Being so portable they are great for accessing and browsing the web or watching videos on sites such as YouTube when on the move.
However, if your computer OS of choice is Windows then you can move your Windows 8 experience directly onto a tablet with Microsoft’s “Surface Pro” range of tablets: literally Windows 8 computers built as tablets. These are the best of the best right now, although don’t come in sizes smaller than 11” and are as heavy as a regular laptop and so may not always be the best option.
The final alternative is the most widely developed range of tablets: Android tablets. These run various different skins and feature several tweaks and additions to the default Android experience. A huge series of developers create these devices: Samsung, Dell, Google, HTC.. the list goes on. These are the ideal all rounders and are especially good if you’re a heavy Google Services user as most features are built into the apps.
When shopping for a tablet, you want to look at your requirements. Are you a workaholic who wants to watch videos or films while typing something up on Google Docs or Office 360? Samsung’s TouchWhiz offers superb multi-screen app support. Are you interested in technology and want something that you can hack away at, customise and modify freely? Google’s Nexus range will have you sorted. It all comes down to personal preference. All tablets are great for watching films, TV shows and videos, editing and creating documents and playing the very latest mobile games.
Prices vary considerably across the available packages. If you want to get a cheap plan then use the table above and filter it using the price slider. You can select a maximum monthly price. To get the cheapest price you will need to sign up to a 24 month contract. The general rule is that the longer the contract period the cheaper the monthly tariff.
One of the issues that many people face when looking to get a tablet on a monthly contract is the issue of bad credit. When you apply to one of the mobile networks, whether that is EE, Three or any of the other UK Networks they will run a credit check against you.
If you have bad credit you are unlikely to get accepted to a pay monthly plan. The alternative is to choose a pay as you go tablet package. With these plans you pay a considerably bigger upfront fee for the device and then top up your data allowance as and when you need it. This isn’t ideal if you are looking at a tablet contract in order to spread the cost of the device but if you have poor credit then this is likely to be the only viable option.
|Apple Tablet Contracts||Android Tablet Contracts||Windows Tablet Contracts|
|Contract Prices||Largely Higher Priced Contracts||Prices vary wildly||High, Mid & Low ranged prices|
|Apps||Largest amount of apps||Most diverse amount of apps||Least amount of available apps|
|Customisation||Restrictive||Large amount of freedom||Moderate amount of customisation|
|Connection||All 4G supported||Range from 4G to 2G||Range from 4G to 3G|
|Usability||Very easy to use and get to grips with||Can be harder depending on user knowledge||Moderately easy to use on larger screens|
|OS Family||OS X, UNIX||Linux||Windows|
|Internet Browser||Safari||Google Chrome ( or android browser)||Internet explorer|
|Manufacturer||Apple Inc||Google, LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony, ASUS, Motorola, and many more||Microsoft, Nokia, Bush, Linx and Connect 7”|
|Cross compatibility||All Apple products||All Android devices & selected Apple / Windows Products||Most Window devices, selected Apple / Android Products|