Optus launched prepaid options for 4G mobile phones earlier this week, and has now revealed pricing for its prepaid 4G mobile broadband options. The basic dongle costs $169 and includes 6GB of data, while the hotspot costs $199 and includes 10GB of data.
That initial data lasts for 60 days from activation; subsequent recharges vary depending on what you pay. If you recharge online, you get an additional 15 per cent added to your allowance, which we've noted in the table below:
|Costs||Data (store)||Data (online)||Expiry|
The hardware is identical to that sold for Optus' contract 4G. Rival Telstra's prepaid rates are higher; its 4G coverage is broader.