Optus has announced an overhaul to its SIM-only iPad 2 plans, extending expiry periods on many pricing tiers and increasing data allowances.
Customers interested in grabbing an Optus SIM for their iPad can now select a new 12-month expiry plan on a 15GB allowance for AU$130. Recharges of AU$80 and AU$100 now have six-month expiry periods, with allowances of 8GB and 10GB respectively. Interestingly, the 10GB allowance is actually lower than that previously given, down from 12GB.
To further entice shoppers to the Open Network, Optus will give away the first 500MB, bundling the data with a $0 SIM card available from Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Apple, David Jones and Myer. This data has a 20-day expiry.
Optus' prepaid iPad 2 plan prices are listed below. The "up to" phrasing on the data quotas refers to the fact that the company charges data downloads in 10MB increments and includes both uploads and downloads. However, Optus will charge the first 30MB per day that customers use as 10MB.