Let's Look At Micro SIM Pricing Again

Oh yeah, there's a new iPad on sale today. Which means that purchasers of the new 3G model will probably also need a MicroSIM to get their data fix wherever they go. Let's take a look at the current state of the MicroSIM market.

Gus over at Lifehacker rounded up iPad Micro SIMs back in January, and for the most part those prices are still relevant:

But here are some of the most interesting updates.

Optus have introduced a $0 SIM starter Kit for consumers with 500MB and 20 day validity in some stores including Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Apple, David Jones and Myer, which is by far the most attractive introductory offer. Especially given that the iPad 2 is 900MHz compliant, meaning it'll work on Optus' whole network.

• Vodafone have a starting pack with 1.5GB for $15 a month and a 30 day expiry.

• Newcomer Amaysim has jumped on board with a $9.90 for 1GB rate for their MicroSIM prepaid offering.

Telstra still has the most attractive option, with 12GB for $150, but with a 365 day expiry, meaning you only have to pay for it once a year and you'll pretty much have data everywhere, all year around.