Vodafone have long been teasing Australian’s with the prospect of an iPad on a plan, well today, at 5.45pm they have announced their pricing plan.
As of Saturday October 1, the iPad 2 is available through Vodafone for $0 up front from $45 per month.
The plans are typically complex to understand, but once you get the gist of them it’s pretty clear.
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I’ve included the full Vodafone tables below, but essentially there are three options
1/ Pre Paid up front – 16Gb iPad 2 for $745, with 1.5Gb of Data included (64Gb iPad 2 is $947 up front same data)
2/ 12 month plan – Up front you can get a 16Gb iPad 2 for $299, with anything from $52 a month up to $96 a month depending on your data needs (1.5Gb to 18Gb), higher for the 64Gb model.
3/ 23 month plan – where you can get either the 16 or 64Gb iPad 2 for $0 up front, just by committing to a monthly spend of between $45 and $96 for the 16Gb or $53 and $97 for the 64Gb.
It’s complicated, but it always is. Look essentially, if you’ve been busting for an iPad but can’t cobble the cash together for the big purchase – Vodafone has the answer.
Here’s the fine print:
1: Credit expires after 30 days unless you recharge in that time. Maximum allowable data accumulation is 39GB, data recharges exceeding 39GB will be forfeited. Usage is calculated in per MB increments. Pricing subject to change. Included data only for use in Australia on Vodafone’s network.2: Available to approved customers. Minimum monthly spend is as per tables above. Early exit fee = 100% of device cost per month + $15 (for $1.5GB plans) OR $20 (for 6GB & above plans) x months left on contract. Any charges for additional or excluded services will still apply 3: If monthly data allowance exceeded: $0.02 per MB applies. 1 month data expiry. Included data only for use in Australia on Vodafone’s network. All non-data use is excluded – for rates and charges, go to vodafone.com.au.Broadband Availability: broadband speeds are available in Vodafone’s 3G Mobile Broadband (MBB) Standard Coverage area, in Vodafone’s 3G MBB 850 Coverage area & in Vodafone’s 3G MBB Regional Coverage area (though speeds in the 3G MBB Regional Coverage area will be slower than the other areas). See www.vodafone.com.au/ coverage for coverage details.Vodafone Pty Limited ABN 76 062 954 554.
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