Vodafone And 3 Finally Announce iPad Plans

Vodafone And 3 Finally Announce iPad Plans

Vodafone and 3 have finally joined Telstra and Optus, announcing iPad SIM plans just two days before the device finally goes on sale. The good news? There’s some cheap and unlimited options on offer.

Oddly, Vodafone and 3 aren’t offering the same plans: there’s some clear differences (though both roll over unused data if you top up before it expires). Here’s the Vodafone options:

The $14.95 for 1GB is cheaper than rival offers from Telstra and Optus with a similar expiry date. If you were on the road for a month and using the iPad as your main device, the $49.95 “unlimited” option might appeal. Vodafone doesn’t appear to have a month-by-month option:

Here’s what 3 will be offering prepaid — it uses a confusing scheme where you get ‘bonus data’ every time you recharge, which makes it look like a slightly better deal than Vodafone, though this can take up to 48 hours to show up:

If you want a month-by-month plan, you can pay $15 for 1GB, or $29 for 3GB. Overall, these plans aren’t radically different to the existing Telstra and Optus choices (save that they won’t go on sale until the 28th — both the Telstra and Optus options are shipping already). As ever, network coverage might be your most important factor.




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