Telstra's the first Australian telco to spell out its iPad data plans following the announcement of Australian iPad pricing late on Friday. The good news? No contracts.
All the Pre-Paid Sim For Apple iPad plans have data which expires after 30 days if you don't use it, but the lack of a contract makes the deal much more appealing for users who anticipate a mix of 3G and Wi-Fi use and don't want to be stuck with endless monthly data updates. The cheapest $20 recharge offer 1GB of data. $30 gets you 3GB, $60 offers 6Gb, $80 9GB, and $100 12GB.
While having to pay for extra data is potentially annoying, those prices are pretty good compared to Telstra's other data bundles, and its coverage remains the most comprehensive of any Australian network. Rivals will need to offer cheaper entry-level deals (or more data) to look competitive.