Guess what, first stock of the new and about to be very popular Google Nexus 7 has already sold out in Australia. If you were one of the lucky ones (and one of my friends was) to get your sticky hands on one and are looking to access to net via your new Google Nexus 7, then here are your options:
Tether to your mobile internet allowance and use it to charge up the internet on your Nexus 7. As long as your mobile phone provider doesn’t restrict tethering on their post paid mobile or prepaid mobile plan, then you should be fine. It is by far the cheapest option particularly if you never come close to spending your mobile internet allowance. However if you do, then make sure that you top up enough to ensure you can make the most of what the Nexus 7 has to offer.
Prepaid Mobile Sim Card – lots of options here. All you need is the sim card and some internet credit. Best to start with a few GBs to better understand what you are likely to spend in the month. Following this you can then buy a plan (post paid or prepaid based on what your usage is likely to be). The plans can actually be prepaid but they can also be monthly plans.
In terms of CBD coverage, all of the networks will be fine, including Vodafone, Optus and Telstra, even Vivid Wireless should be OK. If you go into the suburbs, then I would drop Vivid Wireless and stick with either of the top three networks. Any further out and Optus and Telstra are you only practical options and in fact the further you go, Telstra is really your best option.