iPad Plans & Tablet Plans

iPad Plans – Compare Prepaid and Monthly

If you have a 3G/Wifi or 4G/Wifi Apple iPad or tablet using either the Android or Windows operating system, you will require a sim card and an iPad plan to enable the tablet to run independently of a wifi connection. The advantage of using the tablet’s own 3G/4G connection is that you will not be relying upon a free wifi connection nor having to carry a separate wifi modem or your own smart phone around in order to enable the internet.

Below we compare all iPad plans available in Australia today, from prepaid to monthly iPad and tablet plans. We compare all features so you can make an informed decision and save.

For my iPad2, I use a Telstra prepaid iPad plan purely for speed, it is more expensive but as you will discover from this article about my own experience using Telstra it can actually come out much cheaper than some of the iPad plans listed below.


iPad Plans
Speed
Down/Uploads
Price
Price p/MB
Term
Notes
Increments
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amaysim ipad sim kit
Optus 3G1GB$9.90$0.009930 daysMicro-SIM and Standard Sim included.
Unlimited social network access
1MBBuy
Amaysim
2.5GB$19.90$0.0079
4GB$29.90$0.0074
10GB$99.90$0.0099365 days
Pay As You Go5c/MB$0.05

vodafone prepaid ipad plans
Vodafone
3G/4G
iPad Starter Kit 3GB$2930 daysRecharge prior to expiry
and rollover unused
credit (max 25GB)
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Vodafone
Tablet Starter Kit 3GB$29
300MB$10$0.033330 days
1GB + 15 TXT$30$0.0330 days
3GB + 30 TXT$30$0.01
5GB + 30 TXT$45$0.00945 days
8GB + 30 TXT$60$0.007560 days
10GB + 50 TXT$90$0.00990 days
15GB + 50 TXT$125$0.0083365 days
22GB + 50 TXT$200$0.00909
Vodafone 3G/4G2.5GB$20$0.0078Month to MonthSim Starter is $15
Excess is 10c/MB
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Vodafone
4GB$30$0.0073
8GB$45$0.0055
12GB$65$0.0053
25GB$90$0.0036
optus prepaidOptus 3G/4G1.5GB$20$0.0488Month to MonthiPad Micro/Nano Sim
Excess usage at $10/1GB
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Optus
4GB$30$0.0073
7GB$45$0.0063
10GB$60$0.0069
Starter Kit - 3GB$3030 daysMicro-SIM and Standard Sim is $30. Nano Sim Not Available.
Includes 3GB for 30 days. 15% bonus upon online recharge.
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Optus
300MB$10$0.033330 days
3GB$30$0.0100
5GB$50$0.010060 days
8GB$80$0.010090 days
15GB$130$0.0086365 days
telstra prepaid ipad plansTelstra 3G/4GiPad Starter Kit - 3GB$3030 daysThe data rate per MB (charged per KB) is determined by your most recent recharge denomination.1KBBuy
Telstra
Tablet Starter Kit - 700MB$30
1GB$20$0.0200
3GB$30$0.0100
6GB$60$0.0100
9GB$80$0.0088
12GB$100$0.0083
12GB$180$0.0150365 days
virgin prepaid ipad plansOptus 3G/4GStarter Kit$230 daysMicro Sim for iPad and
standard Sim for Tablet available.
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400MB$15$0.037515 days
750MB$19$0.025330 days
2GB$29$0.0145
4GB$49$0.012245 days
8GB$99$0.0123180 days
12GB$149$0.0124365 days
18GB$199$0.0110
2GB$20$0.01Month to MonthBuy Virgin
6GB$30$0.005
12GB$40$0.0033
13GB$60$0.0046
internode ipad plansInternode/
Optus 3G
1.5GB$29.95$0.0199Month to Month Micro-SIM and Standard Sim
Starter is $10
1MBBuy
Internode

5GB$39.95$0.0079
9GB$49.95$0.0055
12GB$69.95$0.0058
18GB$89.95$0.0049
gotalk prepaid dataVodafone 3G500MB$10$0.020030 daysStarter Kit: $9.95 includes micro-sim or standard sim and 500MB data1MBBuy gotalk
1GB$20$0.0200
2GB$30$0.0150
vaya flexible mobile plansOptus 3G/4G 1GB$19$0.019Month to MonthSIM Pack fee of $20 and first full month plan fee is payable upon application.1KBBuy Vaya
4GB$28$0.007
7GB$43$0.006
10GB$55$0.005

iPad Plans pricing – Price per MB is based on the cost of the recharge eg $180 divided by the amount of MB in the data allowance. To keep it simple, I assume 1GB has 1000MB (some carriers give you the full value of a MB which is 12228 MB). Eg $180/12000 = $0.015 or 1.5c

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