Optus will offer month-by-month 3G plans for the Apple iPad starting at $20 for 2GB, along with prepaid plans.
The competition between carriers for a piece of Apple's iPad action has begun, with Optus putting flat month-by-month 3G plans as well as prepaid plans on its iPad menu.
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.
These are almost identical to the 'BYO deals' which the carrier already offers to customers who supply their own USB modem or 3G laptop.
"Optus will also have prepaid as well as month-to-month data plans suitable for use with the iPad 3G" Optus spokeswoman Liz Greene told APC, with the promise that "we will provide further details of our iPad plans soon."
Earlier today Telstra revealed its prepaid iPad Next G plans
which cost $20 for 1GB, $30 for 3GB and $60 for 6GB on top of the initial $30 'Pre-Paid SIM for Apple iPad' start kit which comes with 1GB (and a bonus 2GB if activated before June 30th). Telstra has not yet revealed if it will also offer month-by-month plans.