Posted By: ninkasi
posted 2011/07/14 17:08
Currently a Virgin usb dongle costs $49, coming with 4Gb of data to be used in 30 days. A 12Gb recharge costs $149 and lasts for a year. You can currently get both for $99 - so you end up with a usb dongle (that you can also put a micro sd card in, so it becomes a usb data key), plus a years worth of mobile data (assuming you're not a huge internet user). Would note that because you're putting on more than $80 or so, the modem itself can be unlocked from the Optus/Virgin network.
I actually got one, registered it, put on the credit, then cut the sim so it fits into my iPad. Now have a year's worth of mobile data for $99 - as most of the time it's within a wifi signal I doubt I'll get anywhere near using up all that data. Anyone want a usb 3g modem? <grin>
Not sure how long the deal is available, and I think it's a bricks & mortar job ie not online.