Optus, Telstra release Aussie data plan pricing for Apple’s revolutionary iPad 3G

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Optus will offer month-by-month 3G plans for the Apple iPad starting at $20 for 2GB, along with prepaid plans,” David Flynn reports for APC.

Flynn reports, “Optus has confirmed to APC that it will offer a ‘made for iPad’ microSIM bundle with three month-by-month plans: $20 for 2GB, $30 for 3GB and $60 for 8GB.”

Full article here.

The Age reports, “In a statement on Sunday, Telstra said it would offer dedicated data plans for iPad 3G, with all plans to be available without a contract starting at $20.”

“The pre-paid SIM plans offering a 1GB data allowance cost $20, with 3GB at $30 and 6GB for $60,” The Age reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple announced last Friday that iPad will be available in Australia (and Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK) on Friday, May 28th. Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Apple’s online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday, May 10.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Scott H.” and “David L” for the heads up.]


  1. With a broadband connection (3G) and the functionality of the iPad, even a 2GB data plan would be the minimum anyone would want.

    Are you listening ATT? 250mb… what a joke!!

  2. And Telstra has one of the largest, fastest and most reliable mobile networks in the world (Optus is just as bad as AT&T;).

    $20 for 1GB or $30 for 3GB on Telstra are perfect plans (the only shame is that the iPad HSPA chipset (7.2Mbps) is much slower than Telstra’s network (currently 21Mbps, soon to be 42Mbps).

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