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Vodafone reveals unlimited iPad data plan

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) today announced data plans specific to the Apple iPad, in time for the tablet's Australian release on Friday, including a Vodafone-only unlimited prepaid option.

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Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) today announced data plans specific to the Apple iPad, in time for the tablet's Australian release on Friday, including a Vodafone-only unlimited prepaid option.

Vodafone's six- and 12-month plans include 1GB of data for AU$14.95 per month. The unlimited option will cost AU$49.95 per month and will need to be recharged every 30 days.

Recharge value (AU) Data allowance Expiry
$9.95 250MB 30 days
$14.95 1GB 30 days
$29.95 4GB 30 days
$49.95 Unlimited 30 days
$100 6GB 180 days
$150 12GB 365 days

Vodafone's sister company, 3 Mobile, will also offer iPad prepaid micro-SIMs, though the options available for 3 customers are considerably slimmer as there will only be three monthly options and one plan with a year-long expiry.

Recharge value (AU) Data allowance Expiry
$15 1.5GB 30 days
$29 4GB 30 days
$49 6GB 30 days
$149 12GB 365 days

3 will also offer similar rates on a month-to-month contract plan. For details about iPad pricing from Telstra and Optus read Telstra, Optus won't sell the iPad.