Telstra unveils BYO iPad 3G plans

By Nate Cochrane on May 9, 2010 4:19 PM
Filed under Sales & Marketing

No strings attached for pay-as-you-go monthly wireless plans.

View larger image MobileIron Sentry MobileIron, Mountain View, Calif., produces smartphone management technology ... View larger image Cube time and expense tracker A simple application for task and project management and expense ... View larger image Square A straightforward app, Square lets someone or a business take payments and then ...

See all pictures here »

Telstra has unveiled its 3G mobile iPad data plans starting at $20 a month on the eve of Apple taking orders for its lusted-after device.

The announcement is the first from an Australian carrier and comes a day after Apple revealed the device would be available in shops from May 28 starting at $629 inc GST (3G versions start at $799). The Californian consumer electronics maker will take orders from tomorrow.

Telstra is breaking with its standard business practice and falling into line with US carrier AT&T in offering plans without a contract on a pay-as-you-go, month-to-month basis.

A $30 pre-paid SIM kit comes with 1GB of data although iPad buyers who sign on before June 30 will get an extra 2GB of traffic in the first month, Telstra said.

Recharge GB Data rate Days
$20 1 $0.02 30
$30 3 $0.01 30
$60 6 $0.01 30
$80 9 $0.01 30
$100 12 $0.01 30

Source: Telstra

Telstra will sell the kits through most of its shops and some partners but it won't sell the devices, it said.

The mobile carrier said recharges were bought through Bpay or with vouchers from Telstra shops and retailers.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter


Top Stories
Microsoft partners speak on exam price 'adjustment'
Certification cost change coming.
Riverbed recruits channel manager from NetApp
Charles de Jesus in new dedicated role to look after partners.
Computergate starts 3D-print warranty service
Addressing lack of support in market.
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
Meeting which tech founder would leave you most starstruck?

Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 347 | March 2016

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.