Wi-Fi plans for your iPad
- iPad WiFi plans
- 3G iPad plans for outside the home
- Light, medium and heavy plans for the iPad
The iPad has been massively popular since its release last year, selling two million devices in just 60 days, and inspiring a new market for tablets.
The iPad is sold as Wi-Fi only or as 3G and Wi-Fi enabled. The 3G device is more expensive and will require a 3G, also known as Mobile Broadband, plan.
If you want to use the internet on your iPad at home, you will need a broadband plan and a Wi-Fi modem in order to set up a home wireless broadband network. If you want to use your iPad while out and about, you will also need a 3G iPad plan from a provider who can offer good coverage in your area.
Light ADSL2+ home broadband plans for your iPad
If you are after a light plan of between 5-10GB for your iPad, you should consider signing up to an ADSL2+ broadband bundle. A bundle, which means you pay your home phone line rental and broadband to the same provider, will usually save you money on your internet bill.
TPG has 10GB for $9.99 (split 5GB in the peak, 5GB in the off peak) when bundled with a home phone service, costing $30 a month. Even if you have no use for the phone line, this is a cheap way of accessing super-fast broadband and is a perfect plan for light surfing, checking emails and downloading apps from the App Store.
Give us a call on 1300 106 571 for more information on TPG plans or sign up on our site.
Spin has a 5GB ADSL2+ plan, which is available anytime, for $19.95 a month when bundled with a $29.95 home phone line. It's more expensive than the TPG plan but it does come with a modem and there is no set up fee, so upfront costs are reduced. Give Spin a call on 1300 381 277 to sign up to this plan or for more information.
Moderate ADSL2+ home broadband plans for your iPad
iTunes is about more than music. According to Apple, iTunes users are now renting and purchasing over 400,000 TV episodes and over 150,000 movies per day. Movies are usually between 1-2GB and according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, customers with a 5Mbps connection should be able to download a full-length movie in half an hour.
If you want to rent a few movies, watch a few episodes of catch-up TV and download some songs in a month as well as general browsing, you should be looking at a bigger plan – especially if more than one person is sharing the connection.
TPG has a 100GB ADSL2+ plan (30GB peak, 70GB off peak) for $19.99 plus a $30 home phone line, which is ideal for moderate users. Give us a call on 1300 106 571 for TPG plans.
Alternatively, iPrimus has a 40GB ADSL2+ plan (20GB on peak, 20GB off peak) for $29.95 a month plus a $29.95 a month home phone line. If you sign up to a 24-month plan, set-up is free and iPrimus offers a discount on modems. Give iPrimus a call on 1300 137 794 for more information on this plan.
Large ADSL2+ home broadband plans for your iPad
iiNet offers a 200GB ADSL2+ plan (100GB on peak, 100GB off peak) for $49.95 a month plus a $29.95 a month home phone line. On a 24-month contract, iiNet offers discounts on the cost of a modem. iiNet offers complete telecommunications packages, as customers can bundle in a TV service, VoIP and a mobile phone plan. Give iiNet a call on 1300 106 571 for more details.
If 200GB is not enough, TPG offers an unlimited ADSL2+ plan for $29.99 when bundled with a $30 home phone line. Give us a call on 1300 106 571 for more information on this, or any other TPG plan.